Agitator coupling failed rubber seperated from aluminum base/center would not agitate
Mike S. • Newark, DE • October 27, 2014
Appliance: Model GE WASHER
My Repair & Advice
Removing the aluminum hub was ridiculous. this part should come with the rubber piece that is directly below it. removing that rubber piece is essential to the repair and is quite a battle to get off. To remove the aluminum hub ( no fasteners just a friction fit) I tried a 2 arm automotive wheel puller which pulled the arms through the aluminum with out budging the part. I finally resorted to using a Sawsall to cut a vertical slit into the hub down to the shaft so I could split it and get it off the shaft. The replacement part took a few gentle hammer taps to put onto shaft. Seating the agitator onto the replacement part required a little lithium grease, care to align the splines and a scary amount of force to seat the agitator onto the coupling. machine works great but not the pull off, snap on job it looks like.
not a repair for the shy. tight working conditions. excessive force required.
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