How to remove the agitator from a Whirlpool washing machine

April 22, 2022
How to remove the agitator from a Whirlpool washing machine

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The agitator in your washing machine is the thing that stirs up the water and does the heavy lifting. It’s also responsible for a lot of wear and tear on your machine which is why it wears out quickly. It doesn’t take much to replace an agitator so long as you know what part you need.

How to remove the agitator from a whirlpool Cabrio washing machine

The agitator on a Whirlpool Cabrio can be easily removed by following these steps:

1. Turn off the washer and unplug it from the electrical outlet.

2. Locate the plastic cap at the top of the agitator inlet and remove it with a screwdriver or pliers.

3. Remove two screws from each side of the center hub located at the bottom of the agitator shaft using a Phillips-head screwdriver or Allen wrench (depending on your model).

4. Pull out on each end of the drive belt while rotating it so that you can get to its fastener around one pulley wheel and then unscrew it with a flat-head screwdriver or adjustable wrench (depending on your model).

5. Unfasten one bolt in each front corner of where you see “360” printed near the base of your washer using an Allen wrench (or Torx T27 driver if you have that model).

How to remove the agitator from a whirlpool top load washing machine

Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the top of the agitator. This is done by loosening the black screws that are located on the top of the agitator with pliers and then removing the two silver screws on either side with a flat head screwdriver.

Place to find your model number is on the serial plate. It’s a white plastic rectangle with numbers and letters on it typically located inside the door behind where the front panel of your washing machine would be to remove agitator from top load washer:

First check to see if you have an “idler pulley” before going further, Most washers do not have one, but if yours does there should be a small rectangular shaped piece attached that rides on the end of agitator shaft that piece will turn with the shaft and help spin it inside of tub when in operation.

If you do NOT have this idler pulley then continue below:

If you are using a pair of needle-nose pliers for any step in here – wrap them with cloth or electrical tape so they don’t scratch anything (this holds true for any tool used in appliance repair).

How to fix the agitator on a whirlpool washing machine

Some things that you can do yourself to fix the agitator on a whirlpool washing machine are:

1. Unplug the washer and turn off the water supply

2. Remove the screws from the top of your washing machine remove each side panel and then remove any hoses connected to your washer’s water lines

3. Disconnect your washer from its power source and move it out of your laundry room if possible (or at least away from other appliances).

4. Put a towel down on a flat surface underneath it before attempting to move it so you don’t scratch or damage any surfaces with its moving parts (especially if you have hardwood floors).

It might be helpful to have someone help you move it while you guide them with directions like “a little more left now…now back right…now forward…right there!

Perfect!” If this is too awkward for anyone in your household without risking.

How to remove center agitator from whirlpool washing machine

I am replacing the agitator on my whirlpool washer I can see the nut (3/4-16) rotated until it is flush with the outside of the front of the frame but I can’t get it to budge a millimeter further.

It seems to me that there must be a special tool for this purpose but are their any tricks or tips for removing this thing?

What do you do with that hunk of metal once you have removed it?

This seems like an odd situation.

You have to remove a part from inside the machine but then replace it with another part Of course you need to get rid of your old broken part so maybe someone has suggestions about how to do that safely and properly.

How to clean the agitator in a whirlpool washing machine

When the agitator in your washing machine goes bad you’ll know it.

The washer will start to vibrate and you may end up with a mess of clothing that is more muddied than clean Fortunately there are ways to try and fix this without having to replace an entire washing machine.

The first thing you should do is take the agitator out of the machine so that you can get a better idea of where the problem is coming from.

There are four bolts holding it into place on both top and bottom sides of it so be sure to remove them all before removing the agitator from your washing machine.

Use a deep sink or bucket while doing this because there will be water still trapped inside and then set it aside after removing all four bolts on either side.

You’ll want access to both sides of the inside once everything has been removed as well so take off any hoses or wires that might still be attached.

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