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Washer Adgitator The bolt in the center of the adgitator in my washer keeps coming unscrewed. I noticed that the rubber washer around the bolt has broken but cant see where that would cause it to come unscrewed during a cycle. Is this the reason or could it be something else?

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To answer your question, both. It could be the reason as your washer agitates, it is moving back and forth in short increments. This can cause the bolt to back out. However, the rubber washer is not the only thing to hold the bolt in. When the bolts are installed in the factory (and also replacment bolts from the manufactuer) they come not only with a rubber seal that helps keep the bolt from turning, but also the shaft of the bolt is coated in a thread-loc substance. I would recomend adding some thread lock to it (availible in hardware stores, auto parts stores, and even in wal-mart). If your bolt still persists in coming out, I would visit my local appliance parts store with my model number (located under the lid towards the rear) and purchase a replacment agitator bolt. These are fairly inexpensive. It will come with fresh thread, thread -loc and a new rubber washer, all of which will help to hold it in correctly. If you have any more troubles, send me a message back.

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