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My problem has been the plastic agitator itself - this unit has some sort of a free floating or free agitating agitator that just slips on. Problem is that the agitator floats off and then the clothes do not move very much while in wash cycle. I can only slip the agitator back on - there doesn't seem to be a permenant way of keeping the agitator on the machine ( no bolts, or way of securing it on ). Can anyone help - else I have to throw the whole thing away.

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  • frankdes Feb 05, 2008

    I found out that there are two sections to their agitator - the bottom one is bolted on - howver the second ( top agitator part just floats off - since the plastic tips are worn away )

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    I have been going insane with this exact problem. Thanks for the idea to bend the tabs a little. I'll try it before I order the new part.



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I've got the same problem. The diagram is a bit deceiving because it appears to show the agitator/auger as one piece. However, the bolt only holds the agitator (lower portion) and then the auger slips in place over that. The fabric softener cup then snaps to the top of the auger.

Best I can tell is that the slotted 'ears' on top of the agitator are worn thus preventing a secure fit between the agitator and auger. I just finished putting some hard thumb pressure on each of the ears and bent them outward some. The auger fits much tighter now and I'm doing a test run of clothes. It is holding but I will probably have to replace what they describe as the agitator / auger assembly, costs $53.54. I don't see any other fix but would appreciate further input.


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Same problem. I noticed that the upper portion was caked with fabric softener, inside and out. I let it soak in a bucket of very hot water to loosen it up. Then I had to scrub it. The fabric softener residue had become a lubricant and the upper portion just slides right off.

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There is no bolt that holds the second part (upper portion of the agitator ) in place. It just slides over the bottom agitator part. The upper part has no way of attaching itself to the lower portion - it just slides on

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There should be a bolt underneith the fabric softener assembly that holds the auger section and agaitator in place. Sending a link with a diagram.

If you still dont find the bolt (#14 on the diagram), give me a shout back and try to figure out something else. Good Luck!!

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