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GE washer (3 years old) agitator loose

GE washer GBXR1060T8WW (3 years old) agitator loose, how do I remove it to have a better look?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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MNTECH
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SOURCE: GE washer approx8 yrs old

Slip a belt or rope under the agitator and attach both ends to a thick handle, rod, or pipe. Yank up hard. Agitator should come right off. Remove the plastic upside down can shaped agitator drive spline, which is held on by one bolt. It should come right off, but sometimes you have to crack the plastic to remove them. If you cannot turn the small grooved metal shaft (that you can now see) with your fingers that's good, you can just replace the agitator drive with a new one, replace the agitator, and you are set to go. If you can turn the metal grooved shaft with your fingers, you are basically screwed, as you would need to replace the transmission. (which is not really cost effective on your out of warranty low end washer)

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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jumptrout51
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SOURCE: ge toploading washer will not agitate

Simply pull up on it very hard.
It will come off.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: ge profile washer WPSR3100W1WW won't agitate

I see this pretty regular. You have a bad transmission. This is very common with the older GE's. To replace the transmission will run around $340 / $400. Not sure about your area. Just be glad you got this much use out of it, you are one of the very few that have. From 1998 till 2007 I owned my on repair company where I did GE's warranty work in my area for them. During that time period. When I found a GE washer under warranty doing what you are describing. GE would warranty the whole machine. They would have me destroy the machine after I would deliver the customer a band new one. GE knows they had a bad transmission and it cost them a lot of money. It was cheaper for them to replace the washer than have me repair it. The transmission list price was $298.00 back then. A word of advice, when you replace it. Buy a Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag. These brands hold up the best. I have the least service calls for Whirlpool and Kenmore. Both are made by the same people. Kenmore is made for Sears. Good Luck.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: agitator is loose

Does the plastic cap unscrew (CCW)? If you get it off, there is a plastic block attached to the top of the shaft that should just pull off. Check it for cracking or splines that are torn out inside--replace it if damaged. Make sure the cap screws down tight.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

GodBlessU
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SOURCE: GE washer less than 2 yrs old won't spin or agitate

Hi,
The agitator may be bound up. Remove the cap on it's top, than the nut or bolt which holds it inplace. Remove the entire agitator. Check for anything beneath it which may be causing the problem.
The belt may be too worn to grip the pulleys. Inspect it and replace it if there is any doubts. Easy to do and not to costly.
Also inspect the pulleys. They should rotate easily. If not, replacement may be the only opition.
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Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance part stores and dealers are listed in the phone book.
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Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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NEED TO REMOVE AN AGITATOR FROM A WASHING MACHINE


  • 1 First you must determine the brand of washing machine you have.

  • 2 To remove agitator on a whirlpool washer, remove top cap from agitator, Next you will find a translucent cap, remove this with your pliers. Then you will see a 3/8 inch nut, Back this nut out and you can then remove the agitator. Be Careful though, inside the agitator where the bolt has been removed is a white piece of plastic that holds the "dog ears". These dog ears are what lets the agitator move in one direction and locks when the transmission moves back in the other direction.

    Maytag and Admiral washers are very similar to remove. General Electric, (GE) is different, To remove a GE agitator simply pull upwards very hard, GE agitators snap on. Be careful not to pop it into your mouth, that really hurts.

  • 3 Remove agitator, repair or replace and reset, GE just push on, you will be able to see the groves to line up the agitator to the hub. For whirlpool place bolt into dog ear guide, and set down on top of transmission post and tighten, be careful that dog ears, do not get out of alignment. That's it.

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    Jun 03, 2012 | GE Washing Machines

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    I received information about how to fix my agitator not working on my GE washer. But now I need info on how to get to the agitator. My model WWA8955 is different from any other GE top loading washers...


    Oops sorry about that my fault for not searching parts on your model befroe answering. What i wrote about is what ge has made for the past 10 years or so your washer is very old!
    to remove that agitator which doesnt use that part i talked about (sorry) so what you do it remove the bolt from top of inner agaitator and pull that agaitaor off. ITs been on thier for 15 or more years and will take some tugging perhaps and if lucky will come out right away after bolt removed. on the inside of the top of that inner agitator will be a coupler that works similar to the one if the vid. i showed you. that coupler needs to be knocked out and replace the spline coupler. Need to check though if center shaft of transmission is stripped before ordering and replacing that spline if the transmission is ground down the transmission would need to be replaced however since its so old the part is no longer available..
    The part number for that spilne is WH1X2641
    once again i apoligize for thinks it was less that 15 years old

    Aug 15, 2011 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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    GE washer about 4 years old. the center agitater has become loose and makes a horrible noise


    you need a new air dome or possibly a replacement agitator. The air dome is below the agitator and is held on with a bolt.

    Feb 26, 2011 | GE Washing Machines

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    I have a GE washer model # WHDRR418GWW. It is about 19 months old. It stopped agitating and spinning. It will fill with water and the timer/knob will go thru the cycles. But when it reaches the washing...


    You have what is called "agitating dogs" there are usually 4 of them at the bottom of the agitator. They have small grippers which lock onto the agitator and agitates. If the washer is ever overfilled or over time filled to heavy this will wear down the nylon teeth on the "dogs". The top of the agitator will spin off, you will see a bolt inside at the bottom, remove bolt and the agitator will pull out. Google "agitating dogs on washer. It will give you pictures for a better understanding. If the belt was broken the washer would not drain, because the belt turns the pump. These dogs are about $5 and honestly easy to install. Good Luck.

    Dec 04, 2010 | GE WHDRR418GWW 35 cu. ft. Washer

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    Agitator does not turn in my GE washer, it is 3 years old


    Sounds like the agitator dogs have aged and broken apart. these are easy fixes at about 5.00- 10.00 and require the removal of the one bolt that holds the agitator down. After confirming this, take your washer model number and make to parts store and get replacement dogs. Hope this hepls..

    Oct 27, 2009 | GE Washing Machines

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    Washer does not agitate. Will spin and drain.


    bad dogs pull off center cap remove bolt carefully lift off dogs are two pieces that catch to agitate they are minimal cost and are easy to replace they wear out especially with heavy loads!!!Best of Luck to You!!

    Jun 28, 2009 | GE Profile WPRE6100G Top Load Washer

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    Ge top loader washer agitator does not work


    To check the agitator. Start the washer into wash cycle. Once started Push down on top of agitator. If it catches some times or all of the time when pushing down, then then doggets are worn, under the agitator. You`ll have to remove the agitator to see these. If by pushing down on the agitator, nothing changes, Then you probably have a transmition problem. Check this and let me know what you find.

    Nov 27, 2008 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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    Ge elite 110 23012 100 top load washer


    look on the inside your agitator makesure it not strip out cauing your agitator be lose might need to replace agitator

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    My GE WDSR2080G makes a metallic rubbing noise during agitation


    Take front off and watch while it agitating useing a good light and see if you can tell where the noise is coming from 52c26ee.jpg

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