Question about Washing Machines
A pair of stockings became tangled under the rotator of the washing machine. How do you take the centre 'agitator' thingy out so we can untangle the tights?
Have you removed the front panel?
If not remove front panel two screws 5/16 on bottom
Start the washer in a cycle. look with a flash lite and look for leak.
It maybe the rubber boot.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
I will also need model number, because a AWS52NW is a top loader model number not a front loader.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
You should be able to unscrew the top cap of the agitator ( may be left hand thread ) and lift off the agitator once the cap is off... They sometimes stick so you may have to muscle it to remove that cap..once lifted off..you should be able to untangle the string that is caught..
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
SOURCE: necklace stuck in washer
Hold the bottom part of the Agitator,(The part that you are talking about),Undo the very top part in an anti-clockwise direction and it will come right off.Use a wrench to remove the nut on the top of the agitator and then lift it right out,you may need to move it from right to left.You will now be able to remove the necklace.Replace the Agitator the reverse of removal.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
there is a bolt under the fabric softner dispenser (if you have one) if not, its a plastic cap on the top of your agitator which pops off by hand or a butter knife.. then there is a bolt under there that holds the unit down..grap the bottom of your agitator and loosen the bolt and remove it...then lift up carefully on the whole thing..careful not to loose the seal and bolt to put the agitator back in place....good luck..
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
WEll, hard to know with no brand specified, but usually the agitator can be removed by unscrewing a retainer bolt, typically under some cap at the top of the agitator itself.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
If this is a Whirlpool manufactured TOP LOADER, and this is a simple matter of the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:
Whirlpool manufactured washers use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.
If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.
If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.
Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:
All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. All these parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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