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AGITATOR I just bought a used amana washer nav5800aww> seems to work fine, except part of the agitator floats up during the wash and does not turn or any thing. There does not seem to be any screws to hold it on. It just slides over a shaft. What is missing?

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  • belindajohns Sep 06, 2008

    Oh I think that was not explaining my problem correctly.

    The agitator is in place and attached fine. It is the auger that slips over the agitator shaft that is not secure.

  • belindajohns Feb 23, 2009

    Thanks, I will try that

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    I have a maytag washer. My agitator works properly but the outside sheath slips off and floats during washing. how can I fix this

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I bought an nav5800aww used and had the same issue. Mine was due to the coupler that attaches the auger to the agitator being worn out. I fixed it by removing the auger by pulling it up off the agitator, and putting four small screws through the tabs so that the points of the screws were pointing out. When I replaced the auger, the screws held it in place. That fix lasted about a year, but the plastic eventually got torn up enough that it doesn't work any more. You can find a replacement part online pretty easily

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You are missing the coupling that holds the agitator to the shaft.

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