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272900-1-S-GE-WH43X139          -Fabric Softener Dispenser
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Fabric Softener Dispenser

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PartSelect Number PS272900
Manufacturer Part Number WH43X139
Manufactured by GE

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Washer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Does not dispense fabric softener / detergent.
  • Will not agitate.

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631 of 670 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Paul from Carneys Point, NJ

One of eight clips broke off of the agitator assy allowing the assembly to come lose on heavy loads.

I replaced the coupling by only having to remove one bolt with a socket wrench. Once replaced I installed the new assy over the coupling making sure ro align the splines then pushing down until the assy snapped into place. Easy.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Amy from Falling Waters WV, WV

The metal shaft of the agitator stripped the plastic coupling inside so I decided to replace the entire agitator assembly.

I installed the coupler and tightened the bolt with an adjustable wrench. Then I aligned the agitator and snapped it onto the coupler. Then I snapped the fabric softener dispenser onto the agitator. All of this took less than 3 minutes and that includes putting the wrench back into the tool box.

I pulled the agitator off of the coupler and out of the machine. I moved the coupler in circles by hand to check to see if it was working properly. It wasn't. I got an adjustable wrench and removerd the bolt that held the coupler on. I pulled the coupler out of the wash basin and examined it. I saw that it was stripped out and I new I had to get a new one. I first called my local sears store to see if I could get the parts. First I spent about 20 minutes tied up in their phone system and then when I finally got to speak to an actual person they didn't have a clue. Then somehow I got transferred to the Sears 1-800- phone number and spent about 20 minutes talking with a parts person. Meanwhile I checked out partsselect.com while I was speaking with the Sears rep. It turns out that Sears wanted about $25 more for the parts than parts select and I was only placing a $50 order. When I brought this to the attention of the sales rep. they replied that they were shipping only GE repair parts. Big Deal. The parts that I got from parts select were the exact parts that I took out of the washer. Ordering online was very easy and convenient and I wasn't overcharged for shipping. The repair took less than 3 minutes and everything works like new. Thank you parts select.

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10 of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Gigi from Monroeville, PA

There was no fabric softener dispenser

The cap just removed by tapping a few times with a screw driver and hammer. then pulling upward it came off and I placed the new dispenser on. a couple minutes saved me from running up and down to add softener and it was very inexpensive.Thanks alot PARTS SELECT.

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Parts Used:
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Norma from Holiday, FL

There was no fabric softener dispenser

Opened lid and place on agitator ... finished

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6 of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Jay from Wickliffe, KY

Agitator kept coming off

Removed the bolt holding the agitator coupler on, replaced it and the bolt then slid the agitator on the coupler and the fabric softener dispenser on top of that.... so easy!!

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Keith from STATESVILLE, NC

Fin broke off the agitator

My wife washed a washable mop head and somehow it managed to break one of the fins off the agitator. I ordered a new agitator, fabric softener dispenser, agitator coupling, and bolt. I figured since I had to replace the agitator I would replace everything. This was super simple and easy. I watched a few videos on getting the agitator off, some people said you may need to run some rope under it to get it off. Luckily mine popped right off. I grabbed both sides and gave it a good solid jerk straight up and it came right off. I used a 3/8 drive socket wrench and a 7/16 socket to remove the bolt from the agitator coupling. I installed the new coupling with a new bolt, lined up the agitator and snapped it right on. Popped in the new fabric softener dispenser and that was it. I may have spent a total of 10 minutes counting unpacking the new parts and carting the old ones out to the trash can replacing this. If you can operate a socket wrench or a new smart phone this is really a piece of cake.

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4 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: BRENDA from DENVER CITY, TX

New washer did not come with fabric softener dispenser

Pulle d the old agitator top off and slipped this one on. Your service is great and fast.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Barbara from DAGSBORO, DE

The washer had no fabric softener dispenser

I went on this web site and watch the video to install the dispenser and it was as easy as shown. it only took me less than one minute. I am very happy with my new dispenser.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: Ronald from FORT PIERCE, FL

The agitator broke off the agitator coupling when I attempted to wash my comforter.

I used a wrench to remove the coupling bolt. I then put the new coupling on and tighten the bolt. I then inserted the agitator over the grooves already molded on the coupling and popped in place. I then inserted the fabric softener on top of the agitator. Done! It took me around 20 minutes to complete the task. Doing the job myself saved me $100 in repair costs. Thanks for excellent customer service!

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Glenn from PLANO, TX

New washer purchased, not having a fabric dispenser

Pulled cap off on top of the agitator, slipped on the fabric softener dispenser & Boom ! User friendly website in ordering this part along with quick delivery, thanks!:)

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Nathaniel from Rutherfordton, NC

Washer not agitating

After discovering the agitator floating in the basket and being torn apart from the spin cycle, I finally narrowed the problem down to the coupling having stripped. Removing the old coupling from the agitator itself took a pretty hefty yank and a large pliers, but after that this went pretty easily.

The bolt that holds the coupling onto the spline, as it turns out, is too short. The new part corrects this design flaw and prevents the bolt from working its way out over time. I took the liberty of applying some loctite to the threads before sliding the new coupling on--this needed a wood block and hammer to fully seat-several years worth of grime on the spindle makes for a snug fit-then installed the new bolt. Agitator snaps on top, then the cap that had been shredded when it floated around snapped in.

Hardest part was getting the failed coupling out of the agitator--design of the unit is not easy to find and thus determine which parts to pull on. Other than that, 15 minutes and this one is done.

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1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Fabric Softener Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: sandi from Clayton, NC

Softner dispenser cup was missing when received.

just popped it on the existing part! Quite simple...a 5 year old could do it if he was strong enough!

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3 of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Jesse from Ames, IA

Fabric softener broken/agitator had one clip broken, too

Was easy to remove the broken parts because they were loose already due to the broken finger in the agitator. It was good that I ordered the coupling kit because the bolt showed corrosion already. With the new parts I was able to see how they all clipped on together so I set myself to unbolted the coupling, install the new coupling, tighten it, alined the agitator to it, pushed into place and,... vuahla!!! fitted and worked like a charm.

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