Agitator and Bell housing seperated from drive shaft

ApplianceAmana Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set


Jan 18, 2010

10 out of 34 people found this instruction helpful

Since the agitator and bell housing seperated as once piece from the drive shaft I didn't have to remove them and the schematic showed how the agitator snapped on to the bell housing and the parts I needed for the fix. The new seal went on with no problem, I just used some of the supplied grease on the tight spots. The hardest part was attaching the bell housing. It came to within an inch of the top of the shaft with no problem with a rubber hammer. But the top screw shroud broke when I tried to hammer it the rest of the way using a wood dowel and a block of wood. I couldn't even get the threads of the supplied screw to even touch the drive shaft. So I bought a longer (1 inch) cap screw from the hardware store and added a washer and suplied ring. After torqing it to 5 ft-lbs instead of the 10-20 the plastic beneath the screw was looking kind of thin and stressed and I was afraid of it breaking through or the screw snapping off in the shaft, so I left it alone and used some silicone caulk to seal in the plug that goes in on top of the screw since the side of the shroud broke off. I slipped on the agitator and am testing a load now as we speak.
If I get ten more years out of the washer it will definitely be worth the $100 in parts and shipping !

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Flex Vane Agitator

Part Number: PS2040684

In Stock

Bell Plug

Part Number: PS2040748

No Longer Available

Drive Bell and Seal Kit

Part Number: PS2174335

In Stock