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HI, I have got something wrapped around the base of the agitator and can't get the agitator out to remove it. Can you pls tell me how to to remove it. Jennie

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Not sure what brand of machine you have but most have a plastic cap on top of the agitator with a bolt under it. remove the bolt and the agitator should come right out.

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