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Maytag washer sav5701aww the agitator in my machine seems to be composed of a large inverted cone / agitator with a stem, and on the stem is a small spiral shaped agitator. Is the small spiral agitator supposed to float on the shaft / stem or should it be fixed to the shaft? I don't know if it's broken. And if is can it be repaired?

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SOURCE: Loose Agitator

Usually, there is a bolt that holds the agitator on. If you remove the cap off the center of the agitator, you should find a bolt underneath that you can tighten back down. Adding a little thread lock to the bolt wont hurt.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Washer noisy & leaks lots of water from bottom of machine

the drum bearing are damaged due to water leak from seal inside the drum. that's why water on the floor. silicone paste mo use as it has other major problem.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: GE top loading washer Washer wwse5200- Agititation?

It is a cast aluminum peice below the agitaror that costs about $50.00 from GE.

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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SOURCE: agitator wobbling from the stem. it comes right

Those are the agitator dog ears. They have teeth that grip and turn the top agitator during the wash cycle. It must be replaced when damaged or worn.

  1. Unplug the washer.
  2. Remove the fabric softener dispenser by pulling it off the agitator top.
  3. Look for the prying location on the agitator cap and insert a flat blade screwdriver between the agitator cap and the agitator then pry the cap off.
  4. Use a socket wrench, usually 7/16", with extension to remove the stud and seal holding the agitator to the shaft.
  5. Pull the top agitator from the bottom agitator.
  6. Pull the cam that holds the agitator dog ears from the top agitator.
  7. Lay the cam on its top and install the agitator dog ears on their slots.
  8. Hold the cam on one hand and the top agitator on the other.
  9. Slide the cam up into the top agitator and turn it over so that the agitator dog ears do not fall off.
  10. Reinstall the top agitator into the bottom agitator.
  11. Reinstall the agitator assembly into the shaft.



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