Unplug the electrical cord from Fix Washing Machine the wall outlet. Unscrew the water hoses from the fittings on the back from the machine using a pair of slip-joint pliers. Remove the drain hose from the sink. Pull the washer away from the wall.2
Slide a putty knife between the top of the washer and the front panel about 3 inches from best washing machine on the market the left corner. Feel with the knife for a spring clip and press in on it with the putty knife to release it. Pull up on the top slightly on the left side and use the putty knife in the same way on the right side to release the clip on that sideHow to Take Apart a GE Top Load Washer. Pull up the top, then flip it back and lean it against the wall.3
Unscrew the screws on the top with the front panel using a Phillips screwdriver. There will be one or two screws on each side of the top with the front panel. Remove the screws at the bottom from the front panel if there are any. The screws might be under a kick plate that is on clips that can be pulled out by hand. Pull out the front panel and set it aside.4
Remove the screws that hold on the back access panel using a nut driver. The panel is held on with four screwsHow to Take Apart a GE Top Load Washer. Lift off the panel and set it aside.
Disconnect the Whirlpool washer from the wall outlet. Open the washer lid to access the agitator.2
Insert a flathead screwdriver in the notch in the agitator cap. Twist the screwdriver to pop the agitator cap off in the agitator. If your model has an inner cap, remove the inner cap by pulling up on the handle and removing it from the agitator.3
Use a socket wrench to remove the bolt in the center with the agitator. Most Whirlpool washers use a 7/16-inch bolt to secure the agitator.4
Grab the bottom of the agitator with both hands and pull it straight up out of the wash tub. Do not have your face directly over the agitator. If it is stuck or pops up too quickly you could injure yourself.5
Set the agitator on the floor and carefully place your feet on each side with the agitator. Grasp the top in the agitator and pull the top half of the agitator off in the bottom halfHow to Replace the Agitator Dogs on a Whirlpool Washing Machine. Turn the top half over to access the dogs.6
Use needle nose pliers to pull the dogs out from the agitator. Install the replacement dogs into the agitator according to the specifications given bestwashingmachinex.com the manufacturer.7
Set the top half of the agitator back on to the bottom half. Make sure to align the two tabs together between bestwashingmachinex.com the halves so that they will friction fit. Grab the bottom with the agitator and apply a thin coat of dishwashing detergent on the rubber gasket on the bottom using your finger.8
Set the agitator back into the wash tub and secure it using the retaining boltHow to Replace the Agitator Dogs on a Whirlpool Washing Machine. If your model had an inner cap, set the inner cap back into the agitator until it snaps into place.9
Place the top from the agitator into place and press down until it locks into place.