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Whirlpool WTW6200VW0 - Tool to remove agitator bolt


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#1 SpeedyG15

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Posted Yesterday, 03:34 PM

The repair manual asks for a 7/16" socket and a 12" extension, but I haven't been able to find anything online or at Home Depot. 

 

Does anyone know what tool I can use?



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#2 KurtiusInterupptus

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Posted Yesterday, 03:41 PM

You can't find a 12" ratchet extension? ??
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Posted Yesterday, 04:13 PM

Online, I see 12" extensions, but not for a 7/16" socket (it seems to be a rare size); and home depot didn't seem to have anything that was that long. Maybe I'm missing something critical about how ratcheting and socket components fit together. I'm new to appliance repair; and I've only fixed my laundry washer one time, and that only involved replacing the drain motor.

 

If there is one tool or collection of tools that would help remove the bolt, I'd like to know what they are and where I can find them (preferably online). 



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Posted Yesterday, 04:56 PM

The 12" extension indeed connects to your ratchet and accepts your 7/16" socket on the other end. Make sure to get the correct size drive for your set..you do have a socket and ratchet set?
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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 PM

7/16" is not the size of the extension 7/16" what size nut the socket will fit. The 12" extension needs to be the same size as your ratchet that is what it attaches to. Example 1/2" drive socket with a 1/2" drive 12" long extension and a 1/2" drive 7/16" socket.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:06 PM

My dad has a compact socket and ratchet set, which I used to remove hex screws from the back. It must be an older version of this: http://www.homedepot...12299/203499960.

 

Are you saying that an extension should be compatible with the "bit" that connects the ratchet base to the socket?



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Posted Yesterday, 05:12 PM

It'd called the socket drive..comes in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2" ,most commonly.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:19 PM

Call me old and grumpy that's fine. But I think we have a lost cause here. If he/she doesn't know the difference between a ratchet, socket and extension is, he/she played with Barbie instead if dumpy tucks and craftsman as a kid

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Posted Yesterday, 05:23 PM

The tough part is making sure you have both right and left handed extensions, just in case.  :drunkass:


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#10 KurtiusInterupptus

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Posted Yesterday, 05:40 PM

Now brother Spanner...we all don't have the same life experience ...
Isn't that why we're here? Ya grump...;)
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Posted Today, 08:45 AM

Thank you, Kurtius. It all makes sense now.

 

My ratchet has 1/4" drive... it also comes with a 3/8" drive adapter. I also have a 7/16 socket. So I need a 12" extension with a 1/4" or 3/8" drive.

 

Thanks for the help.



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Posted Today, 11:56 AM

As much as I'm not a fan of harbor freight that's where I found mine. They work fine for what we're doing. These are 12, 18, and 24 inches. Like they say "super long"

 

http://www.harborfre...-set-67975.html

 

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