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My whirlpool top loader won't agitate.

Whirlpool LBT6133AWO CC4104141  Everything works except the agitator post.  THe agitator in the bottom of the tub works, but the agitator arm is so loose that it doesn't move and therefore the clothes aren't moved through the water during the wash cycle.  The spin cycle works, it is just the wash cycle.

We just washed a huge down comforter, could we have done something to the agitator - moved it off of a locked position?
Top part of agitator does not work but bottom part works fine.

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Peace Friend,
ngfam1 At your service!

You did nothing to cause this! Things wear out! So is life!
Sounds like the coupling between the transmission and the agitator is broken!
How old is the washer?Sounds old!

If the appliance is 10 years old or more you it may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
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Only a trained laundry tech can make the electronic diagnoses.

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You will be fine
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