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1975 whirpool washer

The washer will not spin. its a belt driven machine with a one piece agitator. How in the world do you remove it. It looks like a special tool is needed to do such.

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  • creamsickle1 Mar 31, 2008

    hi..thanks for answering, but what I am asking is how to remove the agitator itself. I have done some troubleshooting with the local service techs here in town and they think its the motor coupling causing the basket not to spin during the rinse/spin cycle, but I have to remove the agitator first in order to remove the basket and take a peek at the coupling. I have gotten so far in the agitator removal as to have one nut and then another bolt the nut was attached to removed. However I cannot get the one piece agitator to pull out. there does not appear to be any reason why it will not budge. And I am wondering if there is some trick to this.

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I had the same problem with my Kenmore belt drive washer. The agitator was completely stuck. Two guys reaching in and pulling on the agitator merely lifted the whole machine off the floor.

I took a bicycle tube and wrapped it around under the agitator. The tube I used was a 26" diameter, much larger than the diameter of the agitator so I wrapped it around twice. I tucked it in until only the valve was sticking out. I then took my bicycle pump and after a few strokes, pop, off came the agitator. It only took a few pounds of pressure in the tube.

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This problem is usually caused by the wig-wag not functioning. There are ele celinoids on it and they go bad. If the washer agitates properly but you just dont get the spin cycle, its probably the wig-wag. You can look up the part on sears parts site and see if it is still available or obsolete.

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    On the old generation of whirlpool washers. There is no coupler, this is only on the newer direct drive platform, so dont worry about the coupler. To get the agitator off I used to use my pants belt. Feeding it underneath as close to center as possible and pulling up like crazy. Just beware, it may pop up quickly and may hit you in the face. Again, if your unit is belt driven, there is no coupler. If you look in the back assess panel you can identify the wig wag. I always pull down the cellinoid during the spin cycle and see if that forces the unit to spin.

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