Advice on Whirlpool washer repair.

The other day I replaced the nylon pawls that engage the upper agitator on my 18 year old Whirlpool washer. Hooray! the agitator moves again.
BUT there's a sleeve that fits in the cnter of the upper agitator that the fitting that holds the pawls fits into. I left this out, as it was 'impossible' to reinsert. (OK, very difficult). The agitator appears to work as intended, with maybe a little more slop, but not much.
Is this fitting essential? Do I just resign myself to trying to force it back into the whole at the bottom of the agitator? Am I going to destroy my washer if I don't?
Any help appreciated.
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Hi,
Doubt you will destroy the rest of the washer, but the agitator/washes may not work properly.
No model# posted but these may help... http://tinyurl.com/26ug3 http://www.applianceaid.com/direct.html#agitating
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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Hi,
Doubt you will destroy the rest of the washer, but the agitator/washes may not work properly.
No model# posted but these may help... http://tinyurl.com/26ug3 http://www.applianceaid.com/direct.html#agitating
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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In alt.home.repair on Fri, 12 Nov 2004 12:49:11 -0700 Bob Landry

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Whirlpool used to have a "Cool Line", not as hot as a Hot Line, but very good. They were open 8 to 12 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week, I forget. When I first heard about it, I thought they would say, "Is it plugged in? Did you clean the lint filter?" but it was nothing like that. Everyone I talked to (about 4 people or more) had worked as a service man (one was a woman and this was 25 years ago)
No time to finish this now.
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