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Top of agitator comes off while washing

Sometimes when we are running the washer the top of the agitator comes wondering how to make this stay on...its happened before but i just put it back on and it stayed and now its doing it again

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    my washer agitator comes off while washing also, can't keep it on, it floats up and doesn't work. I can't see any way to lock it on.

  • Les0802 Apr 24, 2008

    Add me to the list, mine comes off too and it drives me crazy because if you have liquid softener in it, it all comes out. I think it's the plastic ring inside the bottom of the agitator that is slipping and pushing it up. Hopefully this can be fixed.

  • Batson May 25, 2008

    Same problem as others. The bolted down section of the agitator is not the problem. The area that keeps the fabric softener and screw cap works itself up off the tube that is bolted down.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    Same problem with the auger plastic piece that won't snap into place anymore to the fixed agitator. Apparently, the only fix is to replace or glue as suggested in this thread. The plastic becomes worn and won't mechanically hold in place anymore. We have 5-years into this machine and hope for five more. I'll go with the glue idea.

  • old mess Dec 08, 2008

    I have the same problem - the bolt is tightly holding the agitator, but the top part just lifts up while working, so it is completely ineffective! Has anyone found a solution? If it is posted I've missed it... can you re-post?




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This agitator has a bolt that locks it to the transmission Pull the softener area off the machines agitator off and look inside to see if the bolt is there.I'll help you any time a problem arrises

Posted on May 23, 2008

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    Archie Ferrarini May 26, 2008

    If its the fabric softner  top section thats coming off the agitator,than the holding edges are probably worn  and unless you have to remove this section often glue it down other wise replace it

  • naturesprov Jul 19, 2011

    No, there is no bolt. It is some misdesigned plastic clip on for the top agitator. An idiot designed this. Better have some really strong water proof glue for this fix as there is a lot of upward force on the agitator.



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