what keeps the agitator shaft in place ?
Answer Ralph, depending on the production date of your washer, there are two(2) methods, the older units have a spring retainer clip on the inside of the gearcase, at the top of the housing. The newer units (series 22 or after) have a large white plastic clip 22002340, that seats over the agitator ring and slips into a groove molded into the top of the outer case. it is visible once you remove the agitator. Good Luck and Thanks
Part Number: AP4277267
Does this part lock the Agitator base down?
Answer Hello Chris. No, the locking screw 22001819 needs to be removed to remove the agitator 22001821. It is located on the side of the agitator. Hope this helps.