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I need to know how to remove the agitator

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    top part of agitator does not turn but the bottom portion does.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    need to remove whole agitator.

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    how to remove agitor

  • gbcar30 Aug 10, 2008

    How do I remove the agitator for the Maytag Atlantis top load washing machine. Also, does the fabric softener dispenser unscrew from the top for cleaning?

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    I need to look under the agitator. I got the top cup out but cannot find a bolt or way to remove the agitator?

  • weingpc Sep 17, 2008

    Same problem here, but mine is a Kenmore model #110.29962891. Top cap pops off easily, but underneath is a plastic assembly with a square center. Looks like you need a special tool or something. What am I missing? Anyone have any help out there? Thanks.

  • cocostarr Oct 31, 2008

    how to remove agitator from westinghouse model 609s

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    removing top agitator



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Just to clarify weingpc's response, if you pop off the cap and look in, you will see a 1/2" square socket. Take your 1/2" extension and rachet, drop it in and unscrew it counter clockwise. Pull it out and pull out the next piece underneath, which if you're having problems with the agitator being "jumpy" is the piece you need to replace.

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It's probably too late for all the previous posters, but for future visitors I just figured this out. You just have to use the largest size ratchet wrench and back the plastic assembly off. Then the whole assembly lifts off. Then you can lift off the agitator. It was really easy, once I realized the tool I needed was already in my toolbox. Take care!

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Can I remove washing machine agitator to clean it. I have a Maytag Atlantis washer

Hello, Bonnie -

The instructions for cleaning the Maytag Atlantis washing machine can be found in the User's Guide for the machine.

I can only think that you do not have the User's Guide. If that is the case, you can download one (free) here:

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader software (free). After you download the guide, save it to your Documents folder and use a file name you can find again easily - example: Maytag Atlantis Washer Manual.

Cleaning instructions are on Page 8 of the guide.

Note: Unless you are mechanically inclined, do not remove the agitator. You may not install it again properly and then will have to pay for a service call.

Best wishes.

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How do you remove the agitator from a Maytag washing machine Model A407 series 02?

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Could you please tell me how to remove the agitator for cleaning on a Maytag top loading performa machine heavy duty.super size 3 speeds quiet series 100 13 cycles Thank you Bob Clark

The agitator on a Maytag Performa comes off by removing the center post cap and dispenser by pulling on it. Locate the agitator bolt and loosen (you may need to hold the agitator in place while loosening). With the bolt removed, the agitator will lift off.

If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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How do i remove the agitator

If this is a true Maytag, there is a 1/4 inch hex head bolt in the lower portion of the agitator, on the side. Loosen the bolt and pull the agitator off. If not a true Maytag I will need a model number.

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Maytag washer fabric softener dispenser is yucky

There is a 1/4" machine screw in a recessed hole close to the bottom of the agitator. Remove screw. Lift agitator off agitate shaft.

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