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How to remove agitator from Maytag A410 top loading washing machine

I just need to remove the agitator from my washing machine. I took the cap off, expecting to see a nut that I could remove to get the agitator off, but there is no nut. It appears to be just stuck on the spindle, but I can't pull it off. I tried wedging the bottom up, twisting, pulling, turning, hammering on it... but it won't come off. Is there a special tool I need, or something that I'm not seeing?

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Took off nut, can't remove agitator. From washing machine



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Remove the screw holding it down with a 1/4 inch nut driver.Look at the agitator from above and you will see a hole ,there is 1 only.Once you find tha follow from the hole up until you find the set screw and remove it

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Ok here's a trick i learned from my instructors for removing stuck agitators try at own risk first it looks like there there may be a set screw from looking at the part on web looks like it may be just slightly under where the tube ends and the vanes start im going to give you a web site so you can look just enter your mod num and click agitator you will see what i mean but im not there so you will have to judge ok here's the trick put a stick across the top of the tub so one end is sticking out longer than the other get two pieces of rope and run them under the agitator and over the stick tie down as tight as you can then slide the rope up as close to the middle of the agitator as you can and jerk up on long side of stick let me know if this helps 17

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