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How To Remove Agitator On Whirlpool Washer


If you own a Whirlpool washer, you may find yourself in need of knowing how to remove the agitator from your washer. The agitator is the part of the washer that helps move the clothes around during the wash cycle. Removing an agitator from a Whirlpool washer is a bit more complicated than other models, but it can be done with a few tools and a bit of patience.

Before you attempt to remove the agitator, it is important to make sure that the power to the washer is completely shut off. This can be done by unplugging the power cord from the wall outlet. In addition, it is important to make sure that the water supply to the washer is also shut off. Once you have made sure that the power and water are off, you can begin to remove the agitator.

The first step to removing the agitator from the Whirlpool washer is to remove the fabric softener dispenser. This can be done by lifting up on the dispenser and then pulling it off the agitator. Once the dispenser has been removed, you should be able to see the agitator's mounting screw. The mounting screw is usually located near the bottom of the agitator.

The next step is to remove the mounting screw. This can be done by using a Phillips head screwdriver. Once the mounting screw is removed, the agitator should be able to be pulled off the washer. It is important to note that the agitator is made of plastic, so it may be a bit difficult to remove. If the agitator does not want to come off, you can try gently tapping it with a hammer or other tool.

Once the agitator has been removed, you should be able to see the mounting bolts that were holding the agitator in place. These bolts can be removed with a socket wrench. Once the bolts have been removed, the agitator should be able to be lifted off of the washer. It is important to remember to save the mounting bolts for when you are ready to install the new agitator.

Once the agitator has been removed, you can begin to install the new one. To do this, you will need to reverse the steps that you took to remove the old one. First, you will need to put the new agitator into place and then secure it with the mounting bolts. Once the agitator is secured in place, you can then reattach the fabric softener dispenser to the agitator. After this is done, you can plug the power cord back into the wall outlet and turn the water supply back on.

Knowing how to remove the agitator on a Whirlpool washer can be a bit of a hassle, but it is a job that you can do yourself if you have the right tools. Just remember to always make sure that the power and water supplies are off before you begin and always save the mounting bolts for when you are ready to install the new agitator.