Can't get socket on worn down rusty bolt to remove agitator.
Answer Hello Scott,
In severe cases the agitator can be chiseled off. Before doing this I would recommend to let the bolt soak in penetrating oil to try to loosen it up.
After wash stops notice there is a tear in some of the clothing as if agitator was ripping clothes. Any info. thank you
Answer Elizabeth, A couple of checks to make, try to slip you finger tips under the bottom of the agitator, there shouldn't be any more than 1/4 to 3/8 inch upward movement if there's more you will need to remove the cap and tighten the agitator bolt. Take an old nylon stocking, lightly bundle it up and pass it over the agitator and tub surface, if there are any sharp edges or damaged areas it will snag and you can smooth out the spot with sand paper or replace the agitator ( this is a nylon stocking, what snags that, may not be big enough to snag or tear "normal" articles. If all is OK or in range/expectations, reduce the load size and try to reduce the amount of "mixed" loads.
On my washer on spin cycle, the agitator spins off balance and my washer moves around my garage. What is the part called that I need to replace?
Answer Hello Justin,
If we could ask you to please re-post with the model number from your units' I.D. tag, we can look it up and give you a good diagnosis and part numbers. The first thing I would check on a top load Whirlpool Direct drive is the skate plate 3946509. This is assuming your model number is this configuration.
I hear a noise (like something wearing out) when washer is running. Only during the agitating time. I believe it maybe the Direct drive washer motor coupling problem. What's your thoughts?
The issue could be the motor coupler that is bad but normally would have issue during the spin as well. The most likely cause of the issue would be worn out agitator dogs or agitator cam.
Where is the lint filter on this modle?
Answer Hello Ct338. This model does not list a filter on the unit.
How to remove the agitator? The nut won't move after you take out the middle cap that exposes the nut.
Answer Hello Laurie. Yes, the nut unscrews out of the unit. It may be stuck, but it should unscrew out of the unit.