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Clothes caught under agitator

Have a Hotpoint WLW5700B top loader washing machine (year 1987). Clothes have become hung under agitator. Looking for proper way to remove assembly to free clothes.

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It sound like a lid switch issue. If the lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch. Look that the switch is not broken or loose. If all is fine, you should replace the switch. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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If you don't hear a click when you close the lid, replace the lid switch.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Top agitator not working properly

you need to replace your agitator dogs in agitator.very cheap fix and easy repair.pop the top off agitator,you will see 1 bolt inside center of agitator,take out bolt and pull agitator.pull agitator apart and in the top part you will see 4 plastic dogs.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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you can view this site to have some ideas about your agitator problem.

any further question let me know.


Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: thumping hitting front stops on wash cycle.

if it was not NEW and under warranty, you bet i would ask for your paid service in heartbeat.

the repairman is arriving finally tonight.i will update what he finds.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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Pull the agitator out and check the drive collar splines.If you have the model I think you have just pull straight up on the agitator. Once removed you will see the drive collar with a 7/16 head bolt,remove it and pull off the collar.First before pulling it off spin it if splines are stripped it will spin freely.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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Believe it or not the agitator will come off. Look under the fabric softener cup. There should be a fastener (nut or bolt) to loosten. Give the cup a good cleaning while you have it off.
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Hi just read your posting.Now does the washing tangle around the agitator?In your posting you mentioned the washing not distributing around the drum.Could you confirm that your machine is a top loader for me,because the word "drum and distribute" are terms for a front loader.If your machine is a top loader which I think it is then the problem could be your brake arm or spin coil is not operating.Please reply and let me know if the clothes are tangling around the agitator.Looking forward to your reply.

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Remove the top part of the agitator or the cap and you should find a bolt in the center. Remove the bolt and pull up on agitator.

98702 is not the model # of the machine. you should find the model # either on top of the machine or in the dryer door area around the frame.

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Hi Karen,
That is a real pain when that happens, but let me see if I can help.
First on the top of the agitator or wringer you will see a small cover. You will need to pop that off to reveal the screw hidden underneath. Remove the screw and then the agitator will pull upward and off. The agitator on the hotpoint washing machine is really hard to pull off so you will really have to pull. When the agitator comes loose you will ofter be pulling so hard that you could hurt your arm on the top of the tub so be extra careful or get some guy to get hurt for you. Once removed I am sure the apron can be easily removed and all will be well again. Good luck to you and please dont forget to rate me. Have a nice day.
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The inside of your agitator became worn, and possible strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. The loud noise mustly occurs during the spin cycle. If you hear this loud noise your load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it.

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