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I have a problem, with the agitator, one of the small one's has become dislodged, and is causing the hole unit to gring as it is in use. I request information on how i may disassemble it and fix the problem. "thankyou". Bill

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Replace a damaged agitator
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If laundry is torn during the wash cycle, feel around the tub. If you find a rough spot, you may be able to smooth it with an emery board. Sand the spot lightly. If this doesn't work -- or if you have to cut to bare metal to remove the roughness -- the tub should be replaced. In this case, it's probably much wiser to replace the entire washer.

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