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Older Maytag Washing Machine - Top Loading "Heavy Duty" model

Agitator keeps coming loose during wash/spin cycle. What can I do to fix this problem?

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  • jetjan Dec 07, 2007

    Thanks for your assistance. I will look at the agitator tomorrow to see if what you've suggested will do the job!

  • jetjan Dec 08, 2007

    I appreciate the advice offered. However, after looking at the agitator, I could not find any place for a set screw - no hole at all. And I could not find any rubber ring either. The agitator seems to just slide down over the splines on the transmission shaft with a "friction fit". I replaced the agitator and used a rubber mallet to pound down on the top of the agitator to perhaps better seat it on the shaft. If this does not work, I may have to order a new agitator.

  • jetjan Jan 27, 2008

    Hello Oceti - and thanks for your follow-up ! There was NO hole for a set screw in the old agitator! My solution was to order a replacement through a local Appliance store.

    The old one was "tourquose" in color and the replacement one is black. The replacement one HAS the Set Screw hole in it - with the set screw supplied. I removed the old one and installed the replacement one, tightened the set screw as instructed, and it is working satisfactorily.



    The machine is probably at least 25 years old.



    Regards,

    Jim

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There is a screw near the base of the agitator. If it is missing replace it with a stainless steel screw. If this is a machine that is older than 25 years, you will have to replace the rubber ring on the agitator shaft.

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  • Randy Bell
    Randy Bell Dec 08, 2007

    What is the model number of this Maytag? How old is it?

  • Randy Bell
    Randy Bell Jan 26, 2008

    Did you ever find the solution to your agitator problem?

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