What are the benefits of washers with removable agitators?
Both agitators and impellers have unique benefits. A washing machine that has both allows you to take advantage of multiple wash actions and flexible loading options.
Impellers rub clothes against each other to deliver a thorough, gentle clean. They generally allow for shorter dry times due to high spin speeds that wick away more moisture and they provide more room in the wash basket for bulky items and easy loading and unloading. Agitators rub against clothes to help remove and rinse away loose soils, which typically allows for shorter wash times, while still having a familiar functionality and design.
You may want to use the agitator for durable fabrics like denim but remove the agitator for delicate items like sweaters or to make room for bulky items.