Aside from special tools available at appliance dealers, like the Agi-Tamer for pulling a stuck agitator, repairing a washing machine just takes some tools that the average do it yourselfer will have on hand. Here is a list of essential tools you will need:
1. Screwdrivers– both slot and Philips head with 4 to 6 inch shafts.
2. Nutdrivers- at the minimum 1/4 inch and 5/16 inch nut drivers- with 4 to 6 inch long shafts.
3. Wrenches- a set of open end or box wrenches as well as a set of socket wrenches.
4. Electrical wire stripper or pliers with diagonal cutting function- for cutting and stripping electrical wiring.