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PartSelect Number PS1517844
Washing machine agitator drive bell with bolt. It connects the transmission drive shaft to the agitator base. *NOTE: Hold down bolt not sold separately.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Slide rope beneath agitator.Pull up with good force..agitator will separate from coupling.Remove screw from coupling.Slide coupling off.Slide on new coupling.Install screw included with the new agitator (Don't use old screw. The new one is a specialty part designed for new coupling)Slide agitator back down over coupling.Done
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To get the old agitator off I first used two pieces of laundry line rope to hook under the fins of the agitator on each side. Next I laid a 5 foot long 2 X 4 across the top and tied the ropes on. I filled the washer with 5 or 6 inches of extremely hot water to help loosen everything up and used leverage to pop the old agitator off. After that I used a socket set to remove the bolt from the top of the agitator coupling and took it out. I then put the new coupling in, replaced the bolt and lined up the agitator and slid it back on until it clicked and locked into place. The washer works great.
I was very disappointed that this washing machine was broken since it is the second GE washer I have had in this house and the home is only 11 yrs old. I went to the Parts Select website and used the repair information to diagnose the problem and order the part. The part was about $12 including shipping and arrived in a few days. Installation was quick and easy. Overall a very good experience since I was asssuming a broken transmission and new washer. Thanks Parts Select!
Well finally after breaking through all the rust, (12 yr. Old washer), demolishing the coupler and cutting off the hub nut. We thoroughly cleaned everything with simple green and a power washer. After getting the machine all back together and then remembering where the "dogs" went I am still questioning whether or not the hub nut is tight enough. Nothing that we read on-line told us anything about the torque of the hub nut. We plugged everything in and there is still a small leak coming from just under the tub seal. We torqued the hub nut one more time and now there are no leaks. We did grease the seal. Overall I figured out I saved over $ 600. I was amazed at how fast the parts were delivered from part select. So the only parts I replaced were the tub seal, hub nut and coupler. We are extremely happy with this diy repair and the part select website. Diy done by myself a 67 year old female and 62 year old male. We have never attempted to fix a washer before.
Removed dual action agitator to reveal the coupling removed a single bolt and removed old part. Carefully alligned threads and slid new coupling on the shaft and tightened bolt. Put the dual action agitator back on then wa-lah problem fixed. Repair man told me 32 dollars for part plus labor. I fixed it for less than 14 dollars thanks to this site...
The agitator gets pulled up(no tools required).Under the agitator is the coupling which is held on by 1 bolt.I removed the bolt,took off the old coupling(the inside was stripped where the metal gear meets the plastic coupling).tThe new coupling slides right on.Replaced the bolt.Slid the agaitor back on the coupling.WORKS GREAT.5 MINUTE JOB.
My husband remove the agitator and found that it was worn. I googled the problem and one of the websites that came up was PartSelect. My husband watched the easy to follow video and had me order the Agitator Coupling Kit. It arrived in just two days. It took him 15 minutes to install and I started washing immediately. It cost us $13.22 and saved us $800 to $1200 if a new washing machine would of had to be purchased. The washer is 15 years old and now with this repair will hopefully continue to wash for a few more years! Thank you PartSelect!
Using the diagrams from the website, I was trying to determine the source of the noise. Thought I was losing the clutch, but then determined from your website that this model has no clutch. Turned out to be a couple of pieces from the agitator coupling had broken off, and were riding between the agitator and the tub. Cleaned out the plastic and the washer worked. Then ordered and replaced the coupling. Would have only taken about 15 minutes, but I dropped a screw down in the outer tub, and had to fish it out.
This repair is as simple as it gets. Pull up on the agitator to reveal the Agitator Coupling. Remove the old coupling and reinstall the new one. In addition to this, I found the source of a majority of the mold smell inside the washer machine. There was a build up of detergent under the Agitator. A few scraps of a puddy knife, a shop vac, and the odor was gone. The only caution is to be careful pulling up on the agitator because you could potentially hit your self in the face because it will come off fast. Easy, Easy, Easy.
take out the agitator (pull straight up), remove old coupling by using a phillips head screw driver and install the new one.
Replaced the Agitator Coupling. Ordering was very easy and I received the part the next day. It's good to know that there is a company that you could get parts from and receiving the part in such a short time. Thank you very much!!! :)
The washer did not Agitate although it did spin. So the motor appeared to be good. I noticed that you could rotate the agitator by hand, that didn't seem right. So I pulled the Agitator off the coupler. Now the coupler can rotate by hand around the spline shaft. I removed the bolt holding the coupler to the spline shaft. The spline shaft looked good. Ordered the new couple and installed it in 10 minutes. I was fortunate that the bolt came off easy. I didn't need to use the motor to assist in getting the bolt free.
This was an inexpensive part with high probability of needing it, so I ordered it before beginning to take the washer machine apart based on "noisy" symptom. The fabric softener cup pulled straight up easily with no tool. Then, the agitator pulled straight up easily with no tool. The bolt was easy to get to with socket set and the coupler pulled up using 2 small pieces of wood as levers to pull it up evenly and straight. This didn't solve my noise problem, but was an easy and inexpensive fix to try. FYI...when I continued trying to troubleshoot, I took the belt off and the noise stopped, so I think the transmission is my problem. I tried for 2 days with WD-40, then with C-L-R to get the hub nut to move, and couldn't. I then tried to split the nut using a screwdriver and a hammer and it appears to be split in 2 places, but the nut still won't budge. I listed the washer on craigslist today too frustrated with the hub nut to continue the repair job. The cost of a repairman plus the transmission would have been over half of a new washer machine, and I still would have had a 8+ year-old motor, and I ran across a great deal on a scratch and dent model at Sears, so I am replacing the washer instead of repairing it.
I pulled off the agitator and realized that the coupler was freespinning, it should not do that. I then removed the bolt on top then removed coupler, it was stripped. Got the part number which is on the coupler itself and ordered a new one. Which by the way a newer style is now the oem replacement. Got the new one installed now it is good as new. All you will need to perform this work is a 11mm socket. Takes 5 minutes.
Resigning myself to the fact that the washer was broken and I would need to buy a new one, I decided to pull it apart to see if I could see what the problem was (why not if your getting a new one anyway) Once I muscled the agitator off and undid the screw I discovered that the agitator coupler sat on a metal piece that had grooves. Alas...the coupler was worn...there were no grooves left inside the plastic piece. Wondering if I could even find this part I wondered onto this website, plugged in the part number and there it was with pictures and measurements and cheap! Needless to say I ordered it, why not, if it doesn't work I will buy a washer anyway. The part arrived within days. I unpacked the box, opened the plastic, slid it into place, tightened the new screw, replaced the agitator, plugged it back in, started it up and the washing machine was agitating like new. I wrote this long story because the repair was so easy it's not even funny, and I was just going to buy a new washer...
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