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Agitator seems loose? WHDSR209DAWW Ge Washer

Hi, agitator seems to be loose. still agitates and do not think the coupler is broken. where is the nut to tighten and is it accessable through the center of the agitator under fabric softener cup??

Posted February 19, 2013


Dezeray, February 19, 2013

I understand how frustrating this can be. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I found a great link in the Manage My Life website. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

Brad, February 19, 2013

sorry Deseray the link isn't there.. thanks for the response!!

Bill__W, February 19, 2013


Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance not working.

The coupler does have a screw that holds it to the transmission shaft.  The agitator is pressed on to the coupler and to remove the agitator simply pull up on the agitator using both hands.   NOTE  Be Careful, when the agitator comes loose it will pop up and if your face is in the way it will hit you. 

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.


Brad, February 19, 2013

Thanks Bill, I got the agitator out as you said... the inner tub or do I need to go deeper and replace the bearing??? no parts in the hub that I can see at this stage, hub is still in place with the nut but nothing to hold the shaft centered in the hub.. Thank you again... nice to know there are some american companies left out here that WILL help a guy fix it himself. anxiously awaiting further info.

Brad, February 19, 2013

sorry must've deleted part of the thread. splined shaft that coupler slides over is where all the loose motion is at. Tub basket seems tight. will the split ring and washer do it or do I need the bearing. cannot see any signs of anything to hold shaft centered in hub but looks like there should be. Thanks 1 more time, Brad

Bill__W, February 19, 2013

The coupler is held to the splined shaft and there should be no slack. Sounds like the coupler is worn out. See part below on the link.

Brad, February 19, 2013

nope,,, the coupler is Tight on the shaft. had to tap upwards after taking the shoulder bolt out.. but the splined shaft with the coupler off wobbles around the amount of the bore in the nut. can I send a pic on here??? I'm loving manage my life and this is GREAT.. thanks Bill, Brad

Bill__W, February 22, 2013

Yes send me a picture of what you see. It sounds like the transmission has a bad bearning if the shaft is wobbly.


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