This morning we heard our washer making a loud "grinding" sort of noise while it was washing, and it was in the rinse cycle when we lifted the lid, and the agitator appeared to not be engaging, if you will. The "grinding" noise now actually sounded like stripped gears not meshing, if that makes sense, and we noticed the agitator was slipping, if you will, and engaging maybe every third time, give or take. It sounded like it was coming right from underneath the little cap on the top of the agitator, so after it was done rinsing the clothes, and we put them in the dryer, we removed the cap, and were looking at this http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...6/DSCF0655.jpg
When we turned it by hand it appeared that those little yellow colored tabs would engage, and then not, so I'm assuming it's right in that mechanism. So, hopefully my description is enough for you fine folks to hopefully tell me what part or parts, I need. Oh, and I tried to take that 7/16 bolt out, and tried turning both ways while holding the agitator down low, and I got a little movement either way, but felt like it was tightening it either way, so I stopped. Don't know if that is reverse thread or not, so don't want to put more force on it until I know which way it goes. As always, thanks in advance!