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Removing bolt in agitator arm

Do I turn clockwise or counter clockwise - because I can't get it to budge. I'm using a 7/16 socket. Also, what is the best way to immobilize the agitator while trying to loosen and then tighten the bolt?
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Patti

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The bolt unscrews counterclockwise. Hold the agitator by the bottom vanes. If it won',t budge try tightening it first, just a little to break it free.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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Should i use vice grips to hold the washer and turn bolt counter clockwise do u think it Will loosen?


Hi Todd:
In my experience, vice grips are a useful last resort.
Is there a head available on the bolt? If so, a socket is the preferred tool, or a box end wrench.
Have you soaked it with penetrating oil?
Counter- clockwise would be the normal direction of rotation to remove a right hand thread.
What is this bolt attached to?

Apr 29, 2015 | Miscellaneous

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Bottom Bracket & Spindle Replacement of LeMond RevMaster


Part 1 Video Discussing the Dis-assembly & Inspection of the Bottom Bracket & Spindle for a LeMond RevMaster Bike

  • This Part 1 video will demonstrate how to inspect and adjust or remove and replace the bottom bracket and spindle on your Lemond Revmaster
  • Tools needed for this procedure:
    • 8mm Allen Wrench or Socket
    • Cotterless Crank Puller Tool
    • Lock Ring Removal Tool
    • Bottom Bracket Tool
    • Phillips Screwdriver
    • 4mm Allen Wrench
    • Bungee (optional)
    • Rubber Mallet
    • 7/8" Wrench
  • To begin remove the belt cover, there are four screws
    • You will need a 4MM Allen wrench
  • Now remove the two screws on the back from the opposite side of the bike
    • You will need a Phillips screwdriver
  • Now position the crank arm as seen in the video and remove the belt cover from the bike
  • Before removing the drive belt, tighten the brake assembly so that the flywheel is locked in place and loosen the torque on both bolts using an 8mm Allen wrench or socket
    • Do not remove them at this time only loosen them by a half a turn or so
  • Using a 7/8" wrench loosen the belt idler
  • Now use a 4mm Allen wrench to loosen the tension adjustment bolt completely, but do not remove it from the frame
  • Now remove the drive belt
    • To aid in this process you can use a bungee to slide in behind the belt at the top, as shown in the video
  • Then pull away from the bike while spinning the crank arms
  • Now remove both crank bolts with a 8MM Allen wrench or socket
    • Removal of the crank bolt on the left side of the bike is the same as removal from the right side
  • Now remove the crank arms with a crank arm puller, threading the outer portion into the crank arm as shown in the video
    • Be sure to thread the outer portion in as far as possible to prevent damage to the crank arm threads or the tools threads
    • Use a 7/8" wrench to make sure the outer portion is threaded in completely
    • Now spin the handle clockwise to press the crank arm off of the bike
    • Be careful when the crank arm comes off as if you are not holding it, it can fall in the floor
    • Also use the wrench to loosen the tool before removing the crank arm from the unit
    • Now you can unthread the tool from the cranks arm by hand after removing the crank arm from the bike
  • Next inspect the bottom bracket cups for looseness, to do this use the bottom bracket tool by hand to see if you can turn either of the bearing cups
    • To further verify the adjustment of your bottom bracket use a rubber mallet to tap lightly on each side of the spindle to check for movement from side to side, if you have movement, or one or both of the bearing cups is loose, you need to re-adjust the bottom bracket. If you are only inspecting the bottom bracket and did not find any need for adjustment you would re-assemble the bike at this point
  • Once the crank arms are removed look closely at the spindle
    • It should have defined edges and be smooth
  • As you can see by the video our spindle needs to be replaced
  • Next you will need to remove the lock ring
    • The lock ring is around the bottom bracket cup on the left side of the bike
      • In the video is an example of a lock ring
    • To use the lock ring tool you slip it over the lock ring using the three notches and torque the lock ring in the proper direction
      • This one needs to be turned counter-clockwise to loosen
    • Then remove the lock ring by spinning it off the bearing cup
  • Next you will need to use the bottom bracket tool to remove the bottom bracket cups
    • Begin with the left side
      • Slip the tool into the splines of the cup and loosen
        • For stubborn bottom brackets use a 5/16"-24 x 2" bolt and some washers with a 1-1/4" wrench
          • Slip the tool into the splines and thread the bolt with the washers into the spindle
          • Get it snug but not completely tight
      • Now use the wrench to turn the cup counter-clockwise for the left side and remove it completely
    • Remove the cup from the right side now
      • Slip the bottom bracket tool into the splines of the cup and turn it clockwise to loosen
        • For stubborn bottom brackets use a 5/16"-24 x 2" bolt and some washers with a 1-1/4" wrench
          • Slip the tool into the splines and thread the bolt with the washers into the spindle
    • If you cannot get the cups loose with this method try turning the bike on its side to get better leverage as shown in the video
  • This concludes the dis-assembly and inspection procedure of the LeMond RevMaster bottom bracket & spindle
  • Click here to see Part 2, re-assembly and installation to complete the replacement procedure
Video of Bottom Bracket and Spindle Replacement Part 1 Dis assembly LeMond...

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How do you remove the pulley off of the tensioner on a Buick Le Sabre


That is the right way, spray the bolt with some wd40 or liquid wrench.

Oct 13, 2017 | 1997 Buick LeSabre

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Towel stuck under the agitator..cannot be pulled out, agitator turns clockwise, agititor gets stuck turning counter clockwise


You will probably have to remove the agitator, There is a bolt on the top, take this off and lift off the agitator
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Which way does a bottom pully bolt turn to loosen it on honda accord 1992


Anti clockwise (Counter clockwise) to loosen, but be warned, it is tight, it is very tight, and will require very heavy duty drives to loosen it. I cannot remember the torque offhand, but suspect it is in the region if 300 ft/lbs.

Apr 06, 2011 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

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How do I change the head light bulb on a 1997 Buick Le Sabre?


open hood. remove the 2 bolts on top of the headlight assembly, pull headlight assembly from vehicle, turn headlight socket counter clockwise to remove socket. pull old bulb from socket.

Insert the new bulb. Be sure to wear disposable gloves when touching the new bulb oil from skin will cause bulb to burn out sooner. hold it by its base.

Test the headlight. Turn the headlights on to ensure proper installation.

  1. Push the socket back into the headlight assembly. Be sure to align the retaining tabs in the socket with the slots on the headlight assembly during insertion. Turn the socket clockwise to secure it.

  2. Push the headlight assembly back into place and reinstall the retaining bolts, using a wrench and socket.




Feb 09, 2011 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

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The bottom part of the agitator seems stuck. It won't spin during a normal wash cycle and it won't budge when I try to move it when it is not on.


Small garments can get caught under the bottom agitator. Disconnect power then remove the agitator cap to expose the agitator bolt. Using a small flat-head screw driver, insert it between the agitator and the cap then pry the cap off the agitator. Remove the barrier cap if present then remove the stud and seal holding the agitator to the shaft using a 7/16" socket wrench with extension. Once the stud and seal are removed, lift the agitator off the shaft. You may need and extra shear of force when pulling the agitator off the shaft.

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Oct 31, 2010 | Washing Machines

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I have this 1999 Ford Taurus 3.0 L and im trying to get the crank pully off. I have used a 30mm socket, with a impact gun to try and get it off but it wont budge. Is there any trick to get this off? Please...


Whoa....
The crank pulley? Is that the large pulley at the bottom of the motor?
Also known as the "harmonic balance"?
Don't pull that one off unless you really have to... it can't be replaced since it is balanced to that particular engine...
If you have to remove it, you must replace it exactly correctly ...

The bolt is a left-hand bolt....
Turn the bolt clockwise to remove....
(not counter-clockwise like typical bolts).

Hope this helps!

Sep 10, 2009 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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Maytag Washer: How to Remove Tub


Under the agitator is a flat nut with notches in it. this nut requires a spanner wrench that will fit into the notches. You can use a large channel lock plier. rotate the nut counter-clockwise. under the nut will be a seal. remove the nut and the seal and pull up on the inner tub. to replace you'll need to replace the seal. if the nut isn't too chopped up, use this to refasten the tub.

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