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    • Part Number: AP3046456
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I have been trying to remove my agitator to repair dogs issue, I cannot remove the bolt holding the agitator. I have held the bottom of the agitator with no results. the bolt just spins as if the whole shaft is spinning. The lower agitator works fine while washing This is a Whirlpool with a two piece agitator any help would be appreciated. Thanks

D.m. for Model Number LSQ9244EQ0

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I have been noticing rust stains on my white clothes after washing, but otherwise the washer appears to be working properly. I removed the agitator bolt and agitator inside the wash tub and see that there is a lot of rust built up around the 'cog' that connects to the agitator. I can't tell what part is rusting. It's not the bolt. Can I remove the agitator plate from inside the tub without laying the entire machine down on its side?

Pattycakes for Model Number Whirlpool WTW4950XW

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I just ordered the parts to fix the upper agitator that is not agitating. I am not currently at home and was wondering what length socket extender to you need to reach down to get that bolt out? I have the ratchet. I have the 7/16 socket but no extender that'll reach that far down. Thanks.

Jimg for Model Number LSQ9544KQ0

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Repairman said agitator was corroded and needed replacing(he inferred it was a major repair and to buy a new washer. Cabriolet WTW6700TU1 is it likely that I might be able to replace the agitator? I have taken out the agitator and various parts and they seem to fit together and not be worn. The main drive bolt seems a bit rusty. Doesn't seem to be any stripped parts.

Kim S

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How tight should the agitator bolt be made? Would a 1/4" drive ratchet be sufficient?

Walt for Model Number WET3300SQ1

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I am trying to remove the coins and sea shells my kids left in their pockets. They have gone between the agitator plate and the tub. I got the bolt out of the top center of the agitator plate with no problems but I am unable to lift out the agitator like it shows in most of the videos where it comes out easily. Any thoughts? I don't want to break it but need to get the stuff out.

Adriana for Model Number Bravos top load washing machine

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I took the agitator out to clean it. Nothing was broken and I did not clean the grease from the agitator bolt. I put everything back together, tightened the bolt to "snug" (not a 1/4 turn past finger tight - like spark plugs) every thing seems to work properly spins correctly, sounds good, no odd pitches or vibrations. But when I look at it from the top down as it is spinning - the agitator now looks like it is spinning at a ever so slight angle. The gasket on the bolt did come off and I washed it. I put the flat side of the gasket next to the bolt and the slightly curved side down. Should the gasket be in the opposite position? Do I need to tighten up the bolt more or is there some way to doublecheck? Thank you

Richard Dmm for Model Number Whirlpool two speed automatic

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The agitator on my machine is no longer functioning properly. The part moves during the wash and rinse cycles but it twists and and wrings the clothes into knots. I was expecting dogs in the agitator to be worn but I don't see those as a part on my washer. My tub is extremely unbalanced as well shifting to the back right of the cavity. Maybe suspension springs or the pads probably.... What are your thoughts?

Jesica for Model Number TAWB600EQ1

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When I try to take off agitator bolt the entire center moves so the bolt won't loosen how do I get the bolt off?

Johnny D

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The agitator on my Kenmore washing machine is not agitating. I was about ready to order new "dogs" (directional cogs) or an agitator repair kit, but after looking at a video to see how to pull the agitator assembly out of the washer I see that the 7/16th inch bolt has broken off. Any suggestions on how to get the bolt out?

Ted for Model Number 11028922790

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