If you have a washer with 2 piece agitator and the top doesn't work right this is your answer. If you have a Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid or Roeper with a 2 piece agitator chances are you will eventuallly have to replace the dogs in the agitator to make it work properly. Time was about 10 minutes and it was 12 bucks for the parts with shipping. Cheaper than a new washer.
I ran the info on this washer and it was from 1994, I was suprised that they still has wood grain in 94 but as far as I can tell the date was right. This machine has seen heavy usage from the previous owners as well as us, the dryer that went with it got replaced in 2001 for some reason.