Maytag Washer Agitator Stop Ring #15494
Used in all E, J, and N Series Wringers (and some older automatics)
Sorry, I just sold the last of these I
had. You'll often find them posted on Ebay, though. Click
search for them there.
Penny shown for size comparison but not included, sorry!
If you own one of
these great old vintage Maytag
wringer washers and its agitator won't stay on, but floats off in the
wash, I have good news! The fix is easy, and although they're getting
tough to find, you'll still a few of these on
Ebay (these were also used
in older Maytag automatics).
Called a 'stop ring', this little
rubber ring slips into the groove in the agitate shaft, and holds it
down onto the shaft while in use. It's a good
idea to keep an extra one on hand if you have one of these terrific old machines.
Note: some online parts companies list
these but don't actually have any in stock, so beware!
To replace, just lift the agitator straight off, and
pry off the old ring - if there's anything left of it - with a small
screwdriver. Slip the new ring down over the shaft splines until it drops
into the groove. Lubricate the shaft and ring well with Vaseline to
make sure you can get the agitator off when you need to, and you're
done! 'Quick and easy.
Note: I recommend both keeping the shaft
greased, and leaving the agitator off in these washers when not in use.
When the shaft rusts a bit, these agitators can become impossible to
remove without breaking!
Please contact me if
you have any questions on these little rubber rings.