Model #ALW540RAW AMANA Residential Washers

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Q:

Amana Washer - Model #ALW540RAW - serial #S0001135793 ALW540RAW-PALW540RAW Amana Automatic washer

A:

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
May 12, 2014
Q:

Can I fix the loose agitator on my Amana washer myself?

A:

There is two (2) different types of agitators used on the Amana washers. I added two images showing the two different types of agitators. If you have the type of agitator as shown in the second image and you are referring to the upper auger portion being loose, there is no fixing it. The upper augur and the lower portion of the agitator is made as one assembly and it would have to be replaced as an assembly.

Now, if you are referring to the agitator being loose where it presses onto the drive bell (key#5) as shown in the first image, the agitator could be split or the drive bell is worn. The agitator is pressed down and over the drive bell. The drive bell is held down to agitate shaft by a bolt and requires a special puller to remove it from the splines of the agitate shaft. The third image shows the tools needed and instructions.

Resubmit your question with the model number and details for further information if needed.

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your washer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 10, 2008
A:

Yes, if you have an agitator that has come loose like the one in the left example. Hold the agitator upside down, pry back the grips that hold the inner gear piece. Put a flat washer or other thin wedge in place to hold all eight of the grips away from the gear piece. Use two pair of pliers and pull out the gear piece. Realign the gear piece back onto the gear in the bottom of the washer. Reattach the screw. Tighten it down (you do not want to do this procedure twice!) Attach the small black cap. Center the agitator over the assembly and push down until you hear it lock. No guarantees, but this seemed to fix the problem for us! And, without a service call!!!

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Pannwriter -
September 10, 2008
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