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Maytag LAT2301AAE Washer: The auger separates from the agitator. The auger then "floats" and does don't agitate back and forth. It appears the "teeth" inside the auger are worn out. Can I order just the auger part? If so, where and what is the part number?

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

You will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make) washer spares' and you should be presented with a number of sources from which you can order. During the process you will be asked for the actual model number.
Alternately you could try telephone directories for spares suppliers but I would think the former would be more successful.
Good luck,
John C

Posted on Mar 17, 2011


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