Q:

How do you remove the agitator from a Kenmore washer?

A:

Quick Answer

In order to remove the agitator from a top-loading Kenmore washing machine, one must have the following tools: one flat-head screwdriver, one 8-to-10-inch socket extension, one socket wrench and one 1/2-inch or 7/16-inch socket. The first step is to unplug the washing machine.

Know More

Full Answer

Next, open the lid, and remove the fabric softener dispenser. Use the flat-head screwdriver to remove the cap of the agitator to expose the bolt. Some machines have a plastic dust cap that must be removed prior to reaching the bolt. Use the appropriate-sized socket to remove the bolt inside of the agitator. Once the bolt is removed, lift the agitator up, and take it out of the machine.

Learn more about Washers & Dryers

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you remove a Maytag agitator?

    A:

    To remove a Maytag agitator, start with disconnecting the power supply from the Maytag machine. If removing the Maytag agitator from a Maytag washer, use masking tape to stick the washer lid on the top panel. Locate the retaining clips using a plastic putty knife inserted between the front panels and the top, and loosen the center bolt of the agitator before setting it aside.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What if my Kenmore washer is not draining?

    A:

    A washing machine failing to drain completely can be the result of several issues, including clogged hoses, blocked traps and pump failure. A tool box and a little bit of time is necessary to identify and solve the problem.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can you purchase a Kenmore Elite washer?

    A:

    Kenmore Elite washers are available for shoppers to purchase at Sears and Amazon.com, and customers can also buy Kenmore Elite appliances from Kenmore directly, as of 2015. Shoppers can choose from multiple delivery and in-store pickup options from Sears and Kenmore.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why won't my Kenmore washer spin?

    A:

    One of the most common reasons a Kenmore or any other brand washer won't spin is something preventing the lid interlock switch from activating, according to RepairClinic. The problem is sometimes as simple as the lid not closing completely. Other switch problems include lint jamming in the switch or a cracked switch. Sometimes opening and closing the lid or removing lint is all the machine requires to spin again.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore