Here's the deal.
Now I can't get the bolt out, but still trying. I guess the bolt and the dogs are trying to work because it does agitate a little bit.
I filled it to the lowest water setting and remembered that it won't agitate with the lid open, so I can't actually watch it agitate. I know it's not doing it though, because the clothes are in the same position as when I put them in and they stay dry on top, so they are not going under.
But, by using the fins on the agitator as handles, I can turn the agitator one way (to the right) very easily.
When I turn I to the left, it will stop, or stop and catch a bit then if I try to keep turning, it will turn left but it catches and pops when it is forced to turn to the left. But I have to really TRY to get it to turn. (Keep in mind it is a GRANDMA "really try, not BIG GUY WITH MUSCLES 'really try.")
So, I have a brand new gearcase sitting on the floor next to the machine; do I install the gearcase in or no?
And, if yes, how do I get the bolt out now that it is NEW and STUCK using grandma hands?
The 7/16ths and extension is just NOT cutting it this time and there is not enough room for a leaver. Can I try WD-40 or will it muck up the works?