Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
This top loading washer was purchased new in 2006. It has had a good bit of use and was a rather inexpensive model, but had been working fine. Suddenly the agitator stopped working. First I pulled off the agitator inside the machine, which in this model came off in one piece. In order to do that I grabbed it at the very bottom by pushing my fingers underneath the base, then rocked it from side to side while pulling up on it until it popped off. This exposed the agitator gear that had gone bad. I unbolted the gear and pulled it off. This removal took a bit of effort, and again, we had to rock it back and forth while pulling up on it until it finally came loose. When the new part arrived a few days later, we slipped it onto the transmission stem, and bolted it into place. Then the agitator was put back on and snapped into place. Works as good as new for less than $14, including shipping!