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My agitator will not agitate during the cycles. How do I disassemble the top section from the bottom section?

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  • regor595 Sep 19, 2008

    my agitator will not start and the motor is not running when that agaitator should be engaged.will fill and spin normal just no agaitation.

  • callienag Oct 22, 2008

    how do I replace the agitator dogs and how do I remove the top section from the bottom section

  • cybercop4545 Nov 25, 2008

    Top half of agitator easily moves in both direction by hand. It does not move by itself when washer is in wash cycle.

  • tenpasttwo Feb 16, 2009

    HELP
    CAN NOT SEPARATE TOP HALF FROM BOTTOM HALF.
    I have seen the other posts indicating a four prong mechanism pinning the dog assembly and the upper and lower agitators together.
    How do I get this locking mechanism off to separate the halves??
    Thanks very much
    Glenn

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It sounds like you need to replace your agitator dogs. Yes, there is such a thing. The following link explains how to disassemble the agitator and how to replace the dogs:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

In some locations, the manufacturer may refer to the dogs by a different name, but the part number should still be the same. This is a very simple and inexpensive repair job. Let me know if you require additional assistance. I hope this helps you.

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