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Good morning. this is a common problem on these washers. your drive bell is stripped. this sits on the transmission shaft and the agitator snaps onto it. you need to order and replace that. to get the agitator off you have to pull up real hard. be careful I've hit myself in the face before when it came off. it definitely pulls off its just hard. the part is cheap. $5.85 at the following link. http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drive-Block-or-Bell/WH43X10032/1264702?modelNumber=WHDSR209DAWW heres a picture of the bottom of the agitator. you can see the 4 tabs that snap it on. well wishes and thanks, Bryan
So i managed to get agitator off, revealed bolt with additional cover. i removed bolt, but can't seem to remove cover. it comes off a little ways but not fully. is this the "bell" that needs to be replaced?
I was able to get that cap off.I will clean the shaft off, as you recommend.
Should i also replace bolt, which is somewhat corroded? This exchange has been very helpful. I would not have been able to do this without your help.
this should be the bolt. its $1.30 if you want to replace it. heres that link. http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Screw/WH02X10237/1264449?modelNumber=WHDSR209DAWW good job ! Please don't forget to rate me 3 or above, 5 is best. I don't get credit for helping you unless you do. thanks and best wishes, Bryan
Hi Bryan I got the new bell and bolt, got them on, replaced the agitator,but wasn't able to push agitator all the way down to meet bottom of basket. seems to be about 3/4 " from being snug against the bottom of tub.
Relist: Other. After i installed new agitator and bolt, i am not able to replac agitator so that it fits snug against bottom of tub, as it was originally, its standing off the bottom by a good 3/4". Should i try putting a block of wood on top and give it a good whack or is there a more civilized approach?
Its the agitator itself that i can't seem to muscle down to its original position, snug against the bottom of tub.
i will have to get the agitator off again in order to put liquid soap on it... because i just don't think i have the strength or proper leverage to "snap" it..i kinda bruised a rib already.
Just to make matters a little more interesting i can't seem to get the agitator off even though i looped a rope under it slipped a 2x4 thru the loop and applied alot of pressure upward. Can i maybe run the washer w/o having agitator seated all the way? no i guess the clothes would get stuck in that gap. Any ideas?
Okay i'll try that makes more sense. thanks Bryan i'll let you know what happens.
Well after much more effort and w/my daughters help we pried off agitator w/rope+2x4,and wonder of wonders we didn't break the agitator.then i noticed the outer spline grooves on housing which needed to slip into corresponding grooves on inner agitator (duh) and once we aligned properly agitator went on like a dream.
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