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Agitator doesn't engage in roper AX5133 washing machine

The lower part of the agitator do works but not the upper part, how can I remove the agitator to check it?

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You have bad agitator " dogs " . These 4 small pieces grip the upper agitator portion and make it turn in a racheting motion . You have to remove the center cap by prying it off and remove the center screw . Pull the agitator up to remove and then separate the 2 pieces by pulling apart . Replace the dogs ( pt # 80040 )

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Some Whirlpool brands washing machines employ a two piece agitator. The bottom is call the agitator and the top is usually referred to a 'Mover'. A multi-piece cam and bearing assembly connects the two and allows the top portion to index.

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Remove the Upper Agitator (Mover):
With the bolt removed you should be able to remove the upper half of the agitator (mover) by simply pulling up. Sometimes pulling up will actually remove the whole agitator assembly. If this happens, place the Lower Agitator on the floor and stand on the flat lip. Then Pull up to separate the Upper Agitator (mover) from the Lower Agitator.

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Remove O-ring:
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