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Whirlpool LSW9245EQ agitator - basket misalignment

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My laundry is being shredded.  Not the dryer - the latest victims are table linens that have only gone through a soak and a wash cycle. 

 

There is an uneven gap between the bottom of the agitator and the inner basket.  Looking from the front of the washer, I have a 3/8" gap at 9:00 and a 3/4" gap at 3:00. 

 

When I remove the agitator, rotate it, and replace it onto the agitator shaft, the larger 3/4" gap remains at 3:00.

 

The washer agitates and spins as it should.  No alarming noises or leaks. 

 

Tho it seemed to me that it was an alignment problem, I started on the inside of the basket first.  The bottom of the agitator isn't warped; when I remove it, it's level and circular.  I've cleaned all the soap deposits on the agitator shaft and inner basket.  The 4 "buttons" on the shaft move freely in and out.

 

Once I remove the cabinet, where do I start looking? 

 

Thanks. 

 

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Thank you both.  I'm traveling and will try this when I get back.

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So...I replaced the drive block, and replaced the agitator dogs while I was at it.  Still out of alignment - same gap, same place. 

 

But, I noticed that there was quite a bit of rust on one side of the agitator shaft.  I sanded it down, and the problem was fixed, albeit temporarily.  I know the agitator shaft and I guess the complete gearcase will need to be replaced next.  Hubby says no - get a new washer.  I say we'll see.  There's nothing on the market that I really want. 

 

Thanks.

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FIX IT! This washer will still outlast any of the new washers on the market today.

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