How does the agitator come off my washer - Appliance tip of the week

There are many different styles of washers and agitators. I have some picture of a few common makes and the agitators and description on how they come off. Please remember that the water, soap and chemicals sometimes "freezes" the agitator on the washer shaft or hub and makes if very difficult to remove it. Service technicians often have a special tool to help remove "stuck" on agitators.
GE old style washer

Remove agitator cap by pulling it off and look for a bolt, remove the bolt and pull up hard on the agitator.( not all have a bolt ) ...picture.
GE new style washer

I use a old dryer belt or rope to help remove the agitator, hook the rope/belt under the lower agitator fins and make the loops to the top, use a board to help "pop" up the agitator, lift up on the side of the board that is sticking out further...picture.

Whirlpool, Inglis, (some) Kenmore washer..... Remove the agitator cap, some caps unscrew and some will just pull off. Look for a bolt and remove the bolt, lift up on the agitator...picture1, picture2.
Whirlpool, Inglis, (some) Kenmore washer.....Remove the agitator cap, some caps unscrew and some will just pull off. Look for a plastic bolt and remove the bolt, the plastic bold will have a square in the middle that the square end of the shaft of an socket extension ( or a very large flat screw driver ) will fit into the square hole to unscrew the plastic nut off...remove the upper 1/2 of the agitator....remove the bolt holding down the bottom 1/2 of the agitator, lift up on the agitator.

Maytag Dependable care washer:

Locate a 1/4 inch screw on the side of the agitator, ( about 3/4 of the way down) remove this screw and lift up on the agitator...picture.
Maytag Atlantis, Norge, Performa by Maytag:

Remove the cap and softener dispenser by pulling it off and locate the agitator bolt, remove bolt and lift up on the agitator...picture.
Frigidaire washer older style:

Unscrew the agitator cap and bolt, lift up on the agitator...picture.
Frigidaire washer new style:

Remove center cap ( this was difficult to do ) by lifting up really hard on the center tab ( I needed pliers to do this ), locate bolt and remove it and lift up on the agitator...picture.
Amana washer:

The older washers have a bolt under the cap that must be removed to remove the agitator, then grab hold of the agitator and lift up. The newer washer agitator just pulls out, remove cap, if no bolt, just grab hold and lift up hard...picture.

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