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How do you tighten or remove the agitator? - Washing Machines

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    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Please post back with a brand name and model number. All agitators are not alike.

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Kenmore 110.24952300. how do you remove agitator

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Hi,
Please follow the steps bellow to remove or open the agitator. It would be highly appreciated if you could mention the make or model of the washing machine.
Unscrew the agitator cap.
Pull up on the agitator.
Fill the tub halfway with hot water if it won't come loose. Sometimes the heat helps release it.
Tap on a small block of wood pressed up against the top of the agitator if it still won't release.
Replace the old one with a new agitator of the same model.
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Unplug the washing machine, and turn off the water supply to the machine. If necessary, remove the water hoses from the back of the washing machine because they may be in the way of the access panel.
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Unplug the washing machine, and turn off the water supply to the machine. If necessary, remove the water hoses from the back of the washing machine because they may be in the way of the access panel.
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Check that the agitator is seated correctly by opening the lid of the washing machine. If it's loose, pop off the top of the agitator--if there is one--and tighten the bolt that holds the agitator in place. Or, in some models, simply pull straight up and then reseat the agitator.
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Remove the access panel located in the back of the washing machine by unscrewing the screws holding it in place. This allows access to the drive motor.
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Unplug the washing machine, and turn off the water supply to the machine. If necessary, remove the water hoses from the back of the washing machine because they may be in the way of the access panel.
2
Check that the agitator is seated correctly by opening the lid of the washing machine. If it's loose, pop off the top of the agitator--if there is one--and tighten the bolt that holds the agitator in place. Or, in some models, simply pull straight up and then reseat the agitator.
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I have a Kenmore washer that has trouble agitating. I took off the cap on the agitator and tightened the bolt that goes into the agitator. This fixes the problem for a while. Pretty soon the agitator...


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

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If the splines are OK, I'd carefully put the lower agitator back on. Check the condition of the rubber washer on the stud. Install the stud and do not over-tighten.

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