Question about Washing Machines
I got pantyhose wrapped around the agitator of our GE GTWN4250DOWS washing machine. Can we remove the agitator ourselves to untangle and remove the pantyhose? Will it damage the washer to run it with the agitator tangled? Thanks.
SOURCE: Whirlpool Calypso Top Loader
The wash plate (or nunater) can be removed by following these instructions. It may seem like a lot, but the wash plate will not come out of the tub unless you follow the necessary steps: 1. UNPLUG THE WASHER. 2. Open the washer top. Look along the front seam of the washer where the top meets the front. There are a couple of retaining clips (about 2" in from each side) that you will need to push in on with a putty knife while gently lifting up on the top to get the top to release. Carefully open the top and lay it back against the wall in a resting position. Make sure you support the lid so it doesn't fall open when you tilt the top back. 3. Remove the tub ring. This is the plastic donut shaped ring that sits on top of the wash tub. There will be a tab on either side of the outer tub near the back that you can use a screwdriver to release the tub ring. The ring is filled with fluid and is used to balance the tub. So, if you hear liquid sloshing around, this is normal. 4. Remove the center cone from the wash plate. Use a flat blade screwdriver and insert it into any of the slots available along the sides. Gently pry until it pops off. I say "gently", but you may have to use a little muscle to get it to come off. Sometimes they stick. Once the center cone is removed there will be a series of nuts under it. 5. Remove the nuts and the wash plate should lift out. Be careful not to damage the gasket under it. Your clothing is probably tangled in the leveler under the wash plate. This leveler should have a key on it. The wash plate will only go back in with this key mating to a slot on it. So, remember how you took it off. In addition, when putting the wash plate back on, make sure you tighten the nuts in a cross pattern and evenly tighten them as you go. This will ensure the gasket seats properly. Good luck to you and I hope this helps you. PS Don't forget to put the tub ring back in.
Posted on Sep 19, 2007
yes just reach in there and **** it up sharpley from the bottom ge just snaps on if you cant get it that way reply to me and ill give you another
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
SOURCE: hoover 800 washing machine
take the cap of the top of the agitator you need a 10mm socket
on along extension bar undo the bolt in the bottom of the agitator and it will lift out replace by do-ing the reverse process
i have just done it better than paying $100.00 for a service call
for five minutes work
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
If this a whirlpool brand washer, there are sone parts bad in the agitator it's self. These parts are called dogs and they make the agitator rachet so that the top half only goes one direction. Does this sound like what you are experiencing? If so, let me know and I can assist you further.
Posted on May 13, 2009
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