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Can a bracelet be lost underneath the agitator of a washer ?

If so, how can we remove the agitator? Can't seem to get past the fabric softener cap. It is a Kenmore top loading washer.

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Yes, a slim bracelet could fit under the agitator. I wouldn't start a teardown too fast. You may be able to fish it out from under with a thin piece of wire. If not, just disconnect the power and water and tip the machine on it's side. If it doesn't slide out where it is visible, turn the drum a little. Be prepared for a little residual water coming from the tipped machine.

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Diplomat ADP 8322 - 11 Flashes. Will not go beyond the Rinse cycle.


Hello,

There's never a good time for the washer to stop working correctly. If a washing machine's agitator isn't working properly, your clothes won't come clean.

The back-and-forth movement of the agitator is a main function in the cleaning process of your laundry.

If your agitator isn't working, it could be the agitator itself or broken splines in the assembly beneath the agitator. Either one is a relatively easy and inexpensive repair that you should be able to do yourself.

Instructions and material needed :Socket wrench,Rope,Broom,Replacement parts

  1. Inspect the agitator for breaks. If the agitator is broken or cracked, you'll need to replace it. A broken agitator won't operate correctly, if at all. If the agitator looks fine but isn't moving, you'll need to inspect the plastic splines in the agitator assembly located underneath the agitator.
  2. Remove the agitator from the washing machine by first removing the fabric softener dispenser cap on top of it. This cap should either pull or screw off. It it's difficult to remove, you might have to pry it off.
  3. Unscrew the bolt beneath the softener cap with a socket wrench. Once you've removed the screw, try lifting the agitator out of the washer. If it doesn't easily lift out, loop a rope underneath one side of the agitator and over a broom handle. Continue looping the rope under the other side of the agitator and back over the broom. Using caution not to hit yourself in the head, pull up on the broom until the agitator comes loose.
  4. Replace the broken agitator with a new one. Snap the new one in place and secure the bolt underneath the fabric softener cap. Place the cap back on the agitator and you're ready to start washing.
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    Check the plastic splines in the assembly directly underneath the agitator, if the agitator itself isn't broken. If the plastic splines are broken or worn down, this will keep the agitator from properly moving. In fact, it might not move at all. Replace the spline assembly with a new one and reassemble the agitator by reversing your steps to remove it.
Good luck and thanks for using fixya.

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2 piece aggitator with fabric softener dispencer, top part is loose and spinning separate from bottom. How do you remove the top portion tosee if it can be fixed


Pull off the softener cup
Remove the cap underneath
Remove the bolt
Pull up on the agitator to remove....if it is stuck, drizzle some liquid wrench into the bolt area

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Can't get the fabric softner cap off


Don't feel foolish as im sure your not the only one this has happened to. to remove the agitator cap you must lift it off, apply slight twisting to it while your doing this. soap can gum it up so you may have to use a straight screwdriver to assist you. once you have done this, there should be EITHER a set screw for an allen key on the SIDE of the agitator OR a 3/8 hex screw in the center or the agitator. there is a spring under this screw so remove both and the agitator should lift staight up. use an old belt underneath the base of the agitator for better results. i hope this has answered your question.

Thanks


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How do you remove an agitator from a ge washing machine. I removed the fabric softener dispensor, but there is a clear plastic cover underneath that cannot be removed.


Well, first we have to determine if it is a Whirlpool washer or a GE washer, as they are quite different. I'm going to assume its a Whirlpool. When you remove the fabric softener dispenser from the center of the agitator, there is an opaque plastic cover under that. It must be removed to reveal the agitator retaining bolt underneath it. They can be quite hard to get out sometimes, you just have to be persistent. If you break it, it is replaceable as a separate part, part number W10074580.

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Gunk in middle of agitator


the fabric softener spins out of the cup after the wash cycle when spinning the water out of clothes, then the washer fills back up for the rinse w/ your softener having been dispensed. is there a nut at the bottom of your agitator where you see the gunk? If so you can take the agitator out by removing the nut but be careful of the little parts that make the agitator agitate. Do not disturb these little parts if you don't know about them. Does the gunk smell like grease or a mechanics garage? If so chances are it is a lubricant and should not be removed replace the cap and your softener cup and continue enjoying your machine.

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How do you remove the agitator on a Maytag Dependable Care Washer?


If this is a Maytag Performa or Atlantis model all you have to do is remove the center cap on the agitator by pulling on it and locate the agitator bolt underneath. Loosen the bolt, and the agitator should pull straight up.

If this is a Maytag Dependable Care series there will be 1/4 inch screw along the side of the agitator towards the bottom. Remove this screw and the agitator will pull straight up.

I hope this helps you.

PS If the problem is due to the build up of fabric softener, soak in some hot water to loosen it up. Fabric softener is essentially a form of liquid wax and it is common for it to accumulate and clog the dispenser in this manner. Periodic cleaning is recommended.

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On a MAV6000, you should be able to pop off the fabric softner cap, remove the fabric softner cup underneath, and finally remove the bolt underneath to lift up the agitator. (rocking the cap back and forth is usually the best method)

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Most agitators also have an air gap cap underneath the fabric softener cap as well. This is to prevent water from rising inside the agitator and getting to the drum bearings. Look closely under the fabric softener cap to see if there is another cap that you might have to remove. You can usually use a small flat tip screwdriver to lift the cap off. You will need a socket (with extender) and ratchet to reach the mounting bolt. As you loosen the bolt, you will need to hold on to the base of the agitator at the same time to keep it from turning. Now, not knowing what your agitator looks like, it may or may not have this set up (just a thought for you try). If there is no mounting bolt of any kind as you say, the type of agitator you may have is held on by plastic grips that snap on to a mounting hub under the base. Unfortunately there is no easy way I know of besides lifting straight out. You may have to rock it side to side a little while pulling up to get the clips to release. Normally, the problem encountered with this type of agitator is the clips wear out and no longer grip and it keeps falling off. Why do you need to remove the agitator? Just wondering because you didn't mention any problems. Good luck to you. I hope this helps.

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Fabric softener dispensers are notorious for getting all gummed up and clogged. Remove the dispenser cup and soak in some hot water to dissolve all residue. While you have the dispenser removed check under the dispenser cap in the agitator for gummy residue as well. Clean with hot water. There should also be an agitator seal cap under the dispenser. Make sure the cap and rubber o-ring are seated properly. Last of all, if the dispenser has a cone shaped cup inside, make sure it is inserted cone-side UP. The cup is designed to allow fabric softener to roll down the sides of it, NOT hold it. I hope this helps.

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