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Kenmore 70 Agitator Problems
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Scott    Posted 08-03-2003 at 10:05:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our Kenmore Heavy Duty 70 Mod #110.82071810 Serial # C11332668 stops agitating clockwise when there is anything other than soft clothes in it. I can turn the agitator with my hand and it will work. Everything else works fine. I was told the transmission needs to be replaced, and have purchased one. My problem is I am unable to remove the basket. I removed the nut, have placed blankets between the tub and the washing machine to reduce movement, but I am not having any luck. HOW DO I REMOVE THE BASKET, without damaging anything???? Thank you in advance!!!!!

Scott    Posted 08-07-2003 at 19:13:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to thank you for your help. I was told to take a foot and stomp inside the basket on one side, and the basket came loose. Then I found out I didn't need to remove the basket after all. Since it is a belt drive unit, all I had to do was remove the transmission from the bottom, which I did. Now the machine is working fine and washing full loads of clothes again.
Thank You All and God Bless You!!!

toolman    Posted 08-03-2003 at 14:22:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
scott appliance techs have a PULLER to get the agitor off , one kind is a rubber donut the you put under the bottom of the agitor and inflate and it pops off , with out one it,s pretty hard to get it off with out wrecking it, maybe you could borow one from a repair appliance repair person.

Scott    Posted 08-04-2003 at 08:01:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
To toolman,
I have the agitator off, it was easy. The problem is getting the basket out. It looked to me like I could take it out from the bottom, but was told by the parts house, I needed to remove the basket and go in from the top. If I can remove it from the bottom, that would probably be much easier.

Bob/Ont    Posted 08-03-2003 at 11:55:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Scott, I think the shaft splines are corroded off as Mark said. If so leave the tub in place, turn the washer on it's side and pull the trans out the bottom. You can then take it apart and put in a new shaft. Or you could try to wrap the worn splines with a rag and drive the agitator back on and do up the nut, might last for a while but new shaft is the fix.
Later Bob

~Lenore    Posted 08-03-2003 at 11:29:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scott, this site is wonderful.
You may already find the answer on there.
I saw someone with a Kenore 80 was having agitator problems, too.
If not you can email your question.
You will get a very fast response and also a list of parts and prices if you need any.
My Kenmore washer had a knob snap off,
I emailed the model and serial number to them.
I got an answer the next day.
They instructed me how to get the broken part off and how to install the new part.

It is a great site. My pal Clod found it for me when I was having washer probs. I keep it in my favorites now for future refernce.

Isn't Clod actually....    Posted 08-03-2003 at 11:41:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
the Matag Repairman incognito?

~Lenore    Posted 08-03-2003 at 12:28:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not exactly!
They do have something in common though.
Neither one is working much recently.

Willy-N    Posted 08-03-2003 at 10:50:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would have someone pull up on the agitator and put the nut back on the threads and tap it lightly with a hammer. Be sure not to hit it to hard and put something between the nut and the hammer when you hit it. Most of the ones I have removed have a spline and are coroaded somewhat. You could put a little WD-40 on the shaft too. Mark H.

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