Can you remove the agitator from a washing machine?
Do not try to remove your washing machine agitator unless the manual has specific instructions for doing so. Regularly cleaning the washing machine tub will help keep the agitator clean. If the agitator has any product or soil build-up, wipe it down with a cleaning wipe or rag with mild soap and water.
If your washer’s agitator has a removable cap, you may be able to gently pull or twist it off and manually clean the inside with a cloth or scrub brush. If the cap does not easily come off, do not force it. Not all agitator caps are removable. If there’s any doubt, check your owner’s manual.
Whirlpool brand offers an innovative washing machine with a 2 in 1 removable agitator in case you’d like to be able to remove the agitator for easy cleaning or to make the switch between impeller and agitator.