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Can't remove center bolt to get off agitator. Bolt just spins.

How do I remove the bolt at the top of the agitator? It seems that the shaft it screws into just turns free and the bolt does not come out.

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  • ejs4800 Apr 07, 2008

    I have an old belt drive Kenmore 110 with the exact same problem. The 7/16" bolt just spins when i try to remove it with a socket. I believe my problem is that the dogs need replacing but cant figure how to remove this bolt for the life of me. Seems it should just spin right off, but instead just spins. I've tried holding the lower agitator, and tried laying it on it's side to see if i can find a nut on the other end that i can grab hold of but no luck.. Any help would be appreciated more than you can imagine.. (you can almost hear my wife in the background yelling: why don't we just get a new washer!!")
    thanks

  • spohn42 Apr 29, 2008

    there is no room on the sides of the bolt for me to even fit a socket over it....What should I do now? is there another way to remove the agitator to replace these "dog ears"?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Not enough space around the bolt to fit the socket tool I have, I guess I need to get the right tool.

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Even holding on the the agtitaor the bolt is just spinning around???? that shouldnt be. trry really taking hold of the agitator and give a good qick snap on that bolt, its actually the top of the transmission that its screwed into

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