What would make the wash plate come loose. I took it off and the thread appear to be stripped.
Normally if an agitator strips out the splines it is caused by one of 2 things. Either there is something is hung up under the agitator not allowing it to move or overloading of the unit which does not allow the agitator to move properly and would cause the splines to strip.
I have a Maytag Bravos washer model # MVWX500XW0. I need to remove the washplate (original part # W10215119). I have removed the cap and the bolt/washer and I should be able to simply lift the washplate up and out, but it is stuck. No amount of pulling will release it. Short of destroying it, I cannot remove the washplate. Any suggestions?
Answer Hello Gerry,
The cap and bolt are all that hold this in position. You can put a very small amount of penetrating oil on it to help free it up but be cautious not to get much in there since there are items in this unit that cannot withstand petroleum products. You can also remove the tub cover and grab the edges of the spin basket and bump up on the impeller with the spin basket. This will many times pop the impeller out.
Note: This question is for the older version of this part, but we thought you might still find it helpful
How do I remove the wash plate part no. ap4562065?
Answer Hello Nick. Pry the center cap out of the washplate and remove the bolt from the unit. The lift upward on the washplate W10215116 to remove it.