GE washer agitator problem


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Old 12-30-13, 09:50 AM
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GE washer agitator problem

I have a GE Profile washer, Model WPRB8050D1WW. I followed instructions given in a past post and was able to remove the agitator which revealed the plastic coupling it sits on. The bolt securing the coupling was rusted, but I was able to remove it. The problem I have now is that the coupling won't come off. It has abourt an inch or so of play in some postions as I rotate the coupling and none in others. I can't see any other fasteners.
 
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Old 12-30-13, 10:18 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

The thread you posted on was over 8 years old and getting too long to be able to keep track of individual repairs.

You've removed your agitator and the block is stuck on the drive shaft. There is no additional hardware. You can use a rubber mallet to tap the block up. It can be a little snug but it will come off.

Parts break down of your machine.
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Old 12-31-13, 01:41 PM
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PJ, thanks for the quick reply. I have ordered the part (pretty sure this is the problem). Given that the coupling is basically stand alone, I guess I don't need to fear damaging it to get it out. Can't figure our why it won't come off easily; maybe the plastci got distorted and is jamming the splines.
 
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Old 12-31-13, 04:42 PM
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Once you get new one, look how its built. A hammer and chisel will cut it off.
 
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Old 01-01-14, 08:41 AM
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Brute force

Pugsi, yes I had to cut it off. I used my dremel cutter, chisel, hammer, and more. All I can dtermine from looking at the wreckage is that the splines on the shaft on the transmission side got totally filled with crud; rust, plastic, etc. A repairman would probably have advised on replacing the seven year old machine (quite a bit of labor went into removing the old block). Hopefull the new part slides right on.
 
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Old 01-01-14, 11:44 AM
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Good job

They can be a chore to get off. You can clean the splines up with a wire brush before putting on the new block assembly.
 
 

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