Agitator not working. Spins freely, not supposed to.

ApplianceHotpoint Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Wrench set

Eric From Columbus, WI

Oct 10, 2013

Unplug power. Pull up firmly and quickly from the base of the agitator. Some videos used a rope and 2x4, I didn't have to. The agitator just pops right off. Then with a 7/16" wrench unscrew the bolt while holding on to the coupling. Take agitator coupling off. Clean off metal grooves that the coupling goes on, use either a small screwdriver, metal brush, a knowl, just to make sure you will have good connection with the new coupling. Then install the coupling, new nut, tighten nut firmly. Install agitator pushing down firmly on opposite sides until snaps in place. Turn agitator by hand, it should not free spin. Plug power back in, run washer with water and bleach only in the smallest setting and let it run through its cycle. This will take care of any black debris that might have got into the bowl while fixing. GOOD LUCK!! I also used videos found on Google.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Coupling Kit

Part Number: PS1517844

In Stock