10 of 32 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins
CustomerDenise from Des Moines IA
Piece of agitator broke off - unbalanced loads of laundry
We did not have instructions on how to remove broken agitator. Looking online, we found easy instructions but found it difficult to remove the agitator even though it was supposed to be an easy task.
Our particular model was supposed to "pop" off with little resistance. Not so!
It took some stong muscle and will power to remove the part but putting the new agitator on was simple.
9 of 31 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair:1- 2 hours
ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set
CustomerMARVIN from PEORIA AZ
Agitator and bell housing seperated from drive shaft
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 !