What do I use to separate the the top and bottom of the agitator when there is not a bolt or nut holding the assembly together. There is only a square hole with a flat metal rod going down through the center of the agitator. In some models they say that they are using a 7/16 socket but on other models they say that they are using a 1/2 inch drive extension. What is a 1/2 inch drive extension? THANK YOU
ANSWER Hello Andrew,
There are several "drive" sizes for sockets. As examples there are 1/4 inch drive, (little bitty sockets), 3/8 inch drive sockets, (a bit larger sockets), and 1/2 inch drive sockets, (normally used on automotive applications). This is just a term describing the tool. The socket size used to remove the agitator is 7/16, but the size drive you use doesn't matter. You will need an extension for the socket to reach the bolt head down inside the agitator.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, April 05, 2013