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Washer repair Top of agitator does not ratchet as it should. How do I remove top or whole assembley to access mechanism

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  • steelesyho Jun 27, 2008


    I am trying to remove the agitator from my washing machine - Moffat Model

    No.MW600L. - at least 15years old. Clothes gets tangled between agitator and the drum.

    I have removed a plastic cap on the top of the agitator. I see a round metal shaft with teeth circling on the inside - no nuts or bolts. Is a special tool needed to unscrew the shaft ?

    I have tried to pull it up but in vain.

    Thanking you in anticipation.




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Depending on the brand and the model, they vary. But for the most part, you will either have a fabric softner dispenser on top of your agitator or just a cosmetic cover. After popping or prying this off, there will usually be a bolt underneath that. Removing the bolt will let you slide the whole agitator off. If this doesn't work for you, replay back to me with the make and model# or your machine and I will try for more model specific instructions.

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