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How do I remove the fabric softener dispenser, Whirlpool, I wanna check replace agitator parts

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The softener just pulls off, straight up. Then there is a bolt that holds the top agitator on. When you put it back together, be careful to align the tabs, they are very easy to miss and bend, then break.

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