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#1 jluiz09

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:40 PM


I am looking to buy a tool called an Agi-Tamer. It is an old tool used to remove stuck agitators from GE washers. It is used by placing it on the bottom of the agitator then filling the tool with water until the agitator pops off. I used to have one but it recently busted. I have looked everywhere but no one has it in stock. I really need to buy one. If any one has an old working Agi-tamer and is interested in selling it please contact me. Or if any one knows of a place where it is in stock please let me know. I am willing to pay a good price for the tool! I really need to buy one. My e-mail is jluiz09@yahoo.com Thank You! 

 



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:30 PM

Agi-tamer.........................P/N.....AGT1...Air powered............AGT2...water powered....................Good luck ......



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 08:00 PM

Here's a post from a few years back which proves we don't need no stinkin' agitamer!



Methods to pop off agitator:
2x4 method...the one we use
1 Fill the washer with hot water to cover the bottom half of the agitator
2
Get a piece of strong rope about 58 inches long. Tie a knot the way you see it on the picture.

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Place the rope around the agitator neck (sometimes looping under the bottom of agitator is best)
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4
Get a 5 ft long piece of 2x4 and put a folded towel underneath it to protect the finish on the washer top.Ge-agitator-remova-5.jpg

5 Use the 2x4 as a lever. Putting pressure on the end of the piece of wood will lift the agitator out.Ge-agitator-remova-6.jpg
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in the olden days we would loop 2 ropes under the agitator, connect the ropes to each end of a 2x4 or broomstick. Stand on the machine and lift up like we were doing a clean and jerk

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uh, huh...guys didn't think the old man had it in him, did ya now?. See what moving 'frigerators can do. But alas, we'll let you young ones get all puffy while we'll use our brains and the principal of leverage as depicted above or.......Agitamer bladder like device that lifts it out for ya (link no longer available) AT_2.jpg

and even better, some guy's rendition of an agi remover thingy made using a unibar, some bent metal, a crescent wrench (or better yet, a drill driven socket)maytag_a608%20(29).JPG


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Why y'all looking at me like that? I dunno. I guess for some reason you suppose to get boiling water when a young 'uns 'bout to be born and when you want to remove stuck agitators.
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However, removing a stuck agitator is a tad bit different from giving birth to a young 'un 'cause with an agitator, yer boiling water comes b'fer the screwin'. Next thing ya know, afore y'all can say "Samurai's Sweet Suds and Saki" the little bugger'll pop right on out.


Edited by DurhamAppliance, 26 December 2013 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:01 AM

I would never get rid of/sell my Agi-Tamer!!!!  I don't use it very often but the one time you need it, it can sure save the day.


Edited by Budget Appliance Repair, 27 December 2013 - 07:01 AM.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:30 AM

I would never get rid of/sell my Agi-Tamer!!!!  I don't use it very often but the one time you need it, it can sure save the day.


some people have all the luck.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

Mine had sat in the roll-away for  years..........Two months ago, The customer gave the go-ahead to fix the Maytag laundry center.....................It took longer to get it under the agitator then to remove it...............Cleaned it up and placed, with care, back in it's place for the  next use...Next to the Maytag tub,main bearing Puller................Years ago, I  looked at the  Agi-Tamer and thought, " Why do I still have this????"........................B.A.R. stated  it the best.......



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:41 AM

I guess it's hard for companies that make these specialized tools to stay in business.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

Another tool that will fade in time.......The 'Allen Tool'.................good to have, you never know when you will need it................



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:43 PM

I've used the AgiTamer a few dozen times (but not much lately).

 

Fantastic/simple tool!

 

First time that I used it---couldn't believe how easily it removed an impossibly stuck agitator.

 

Made me doubt just how strong I really was:) ---since *water* in-a-tube had zero effort slaying that "dragon"


To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:16 PM

I would love to see a picture of this tool. Sounds like the Agi tamer is a great thing to have.I am sure there is someone out there that would be willing to post a picture.The 2x4 thing looks like a great method but I would still like to see the Agi Tamer at work.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:23 PM

Agitamer 2011-04-15_145156_agi-tamer_zpsl5atsuhh.

A homemade agitator extractor i found online :

take a bike innertube, I used a 27 x 1 7/8 tube

Cut across the tube about 1-2" from the schrader valve (inflator valve). Fold the cut ends of the inner tube onto itself with one to two twists. GEt a zip tie/cable tie from Lowes in the electrical section, they'll know what it is. Wrap that around the twisted folded end of the inner tube. Zip the tie tight.

You now have a 86" long haaannngggiiiinnnggg inflater tube. The snake has a schrader valve at one end for inflating, use a bike pump to inflate it.

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UL corner, arrow points to bike pump used to inflate innertube.
LL corner, left to right arrows
- cable tie/zip tie wrapped around folded twisted end of inner tube
- schrader valve of innertube
- bike pump connector



Wrap this, still uninflated snake around the base of the agitator 4 or 5 times, inflator end last so you can inflate it. slowly inflate it. 10-15 psi will produce visible results.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:24 AM

Agitamer 2011-04-15_145156_agi-tamer_zpsl5atsuhh.



A homemade agitator extractor i found online :

take a bike innertube, I used a 27 x 1 7/8 tube

Cut across the tube about 1-2" from the schrader valve (inflator valve). Fold the cut ends of the inner tube onto itself with one to two twists. GEt a zip tie/cable tie from Lowes in the electrical section, they'll know what it is. Wrap that around the twisted folded end of the inner tube. Zip the tie tight.

You now have a 86" long haaannngggiiiinnnggg inflater tube. The snake has a schrader valve at one end for inflating, use a bike pump to inflate it.

IN the pic
UL corner, arrow points to bike pump used to inflate innertube.
LL corner, left to right arrows
- cable tie/zip tie wrapped around folded twisted end of inner tube
- schrader valve of innertube
- bike pump connector



Wrap this, still uninflated snake around the base of the agitator 4 or 5 times, inflator end last so you can inflate it. slowly inflate it. 10-15 psi will produce visible results.

fltcoils4-29-2010-16-11-37_zpsxeuijwcq.j


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:04 PM

You are a freakin genius! If they still make patches for inner tubes I guess that would make a neater seal.I have a portable battery powered air compressor that would make it even easier.I am going to make one of these for future use.Thanks big time!



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:09 AM

Hey, don't look at me, it aint my idea! Something I found on the interwebs.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 04 January 2014 - 03:11 AM.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:19 AM

I admire your humility. At any rate You are an asset to this forum.You are always thinking of innovative ideas to make things easier and better. I have built things over the years to aid me in HVAC. In a group of at 1 time 20 techs, not another person ever did anything.They thought my inventions were good and even borrowed them from time to time but never did anything on they're own.But they could talk all day about sports, something I don't know much about.That's why I want to try and learn appliance repair.Like I have said before You guys are a great bunch to learn from.I hope someday to put this to good use!



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

Did you try Fox Appliance parts 1-800-342-5369?



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:10 AM

Please move this to the tool box forum.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:23 AM

Thanks Scott
.. Mench's post moved from kitchen forum and merged with this topic

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 05 January 2014 - 08:28 AM.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:05 AM

Early 90's I used the bicycle inner tube method.

I did not cut it.

Used it whole.

Went under agitator fine.

I used my nitrogen tank to inflate it.


If you leave it whole,roll the tube inside out to get to the valve stem easier.






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