Replacing Amana Washer’s Agitator Bolt Washer and Agitator Base

Is your washing machine’s agitator bolt damaged or missing? or facing the pesky issue of a damaged or broken agitator base in your Amana washer? No worries; we’ve got you covered! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to replace the agitator bolt washer and Base in your Amana washer. Grab your tools, and let’s get started!

Tools You’ll Need:

Tools You'll Need

Safety First: Disconnect the Power Before you begin any repairs, it’s crucial to ensure your safety. Make sure to disconnect the power source from your washer. Safety always comes first!

Step 1: Prepare for the Repair

Identify the washer you’ll be working on. Although your model might vary slightly, the general technique remains the same. Our demonstration features an Amana washer.

Step 2: Access the Agitator Bolt Washer

Start by opening the washer’s top cover. To do this, insert a flat-headed screwdriver and press on the tab located at the indicated point. Gently lift up and remove the top cover

Removing the Top Piece
Removing the Top Piece


Step 3: Remove the Agitator Screw

With the top cover removed, you’ll spot a screw that secures the auger to the assembly. This screw needs to be removed before the entire piece can be taken off. Grab a 7/16-inch socket and ratchet. Loosen and remove the screw.

Loosening the Auger Screw
Loosening the Auger Screw

Step 4: Detach the Auger

Once the screw is sufficiently loosened, you can gently pull up on the auger. The entire assembly will come off easily.

Step 5: Remove the Old Washer

In order to replace the agitator bolt washer, you’ll need to remove the old one. Turn the auger upside down to let the screw fall into your hand. Remove the old washer from the screw.

Step 6: Attach the New Washer

It’s time to introduce the new OEM replacement washer. If you don’t already have one, you can find it in an online store. Place the new washer onto the screw and push it down until it reaches the bottom. The washer should sit securely in place.

Step 7: Reassemble the Agitator

Now, carefully place the auger back into the washer. Ensure that any loose components, like the cam, are lined up correctly. Match the extra slits on the cam with the corresponding tabs on the bottom. Press the auger down to secure it in place.

Replacing Amana Washer’s Agitator Base

At this moment, of you need to replace Agitator base, follow these steps:

Step 1: Remove the Agitator Base

The moment of truth has arrived—it’s time to say goodbye to the old agitator base and welcome the new one:

  1. Carefully lift the old agitator base upwards, detaching it from the central pipe. You might need to give it a little wiggle to fully disengage it.
  2. If you haven’t already, make sure you have your brand-new OEM replacement agitator base on hand. If not, you can easily find it in our online store.

Step 2: Install the New Agitator Base

Welcome your new agitator base into the mix:

  1. Position the new agitator base over the central pipe. Ensure it drops in smoothly and snugly.
  2. Press the base down firmly until it rests securely on the pipe.

Also, there are many parts of agitator that might need to be replaced. Like Agitator Assembly, Cam Bearing.

Secure the Auger

Using the same 7/16 inch socket and ratchet, screw the auger back into position. Be sure not to overtighten; just tighten it enough to keep the entire assembly secure.

Reattach the Fabric Dispenser

Now that the agitator is in place, it’s time to reattach the fabric dispenser. Locate the clip on the side of the dispenser and slide it into the corresponding slot. Press down to secure it (screenshot).

Can Replacing the Agitator Bolt Washer and Agitator Base Solve the Noise Issue in My Amana Washer?

Replacing the agitator bolt washer and agitator base can effectively resolve the amana washer noise when filling issue. By ensuring a secure and stable connection, these replacement parts minimize any vibrations or movements that can cause noise during the washing cycle. Upgrade your washer’s components for a quieter and more efficient laundry experience.

Finish Up

Close the washer’s door and plug in your appliance. Your repair is complete! You’ve successfully replaced the agitator bolt washer and Base in your Amana washer, and it’s ready to tackle laundry once again.

By following these straightforward steps, you’ve taken a proactive step towards maintaining your washing machine’s efficiency. Remember, safety first and precision throughout the process will ensure a successful repair. Happy washing!

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