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Are the newer whirlpool washers suppose to agitate real slow? I just bought a new one (floor model) and it agitates very slowly. The company that I bought it from says that this is normal on certain models. I don't have the model number with me at present but thought that I would just ask the general question for now. Thanks, Wally

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Some cycles have a slow agitation on some normal may be slow and heavy duty fast on some it starts out fast then slow in last 4-6 mins

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Loose agitator on Whirlpool washer. The base is secure, it's just the upper part of the agitator is wobbly


These agitators have a set of 4 dogs. Overtime these dogs simply disintegrate.

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Factory part number 80040.
Older models are a bit tougher to deal with than newer models.
How to video:
My page on these washers

Sep 22, 2011 | Whirlpool 3.2 cu. ft. Plus Washer

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Agitator won't move


Thes units have litlle plastic dogs that make the agitator agitate, and when they break it will stop.
Remove the agitator and inside there are 3 to 4 plastic dogs or ears and these are more than likely bad.
Pry the agitator cap off by inserting a screwdriver into the cap's notch

2) Pull the inner cap (if present) off - many Whirlpool machines use this inner cap, with a handle, to gain access to the center bolt

3) Remove the bolt in the center of the agitator (earlier models used a 7/16" hex-head steel bolt)
On older models, grasp the bottom portion of the agitator and pull the entire assembly out of the washer. (Some recent models allow just the top portion's removal to access these 'dogs')

5) Older models - place the agitator on the floor, and, standing carefully on the bottom portion, pull the top half off. Turn it over, and the dogs will be accessible for replacement.

6) Newer model dogs can be replaced once just the ratchet ***'y is removed. There are several versions currently in use, but most can be replaced without removing the bottom agitator half. All '4-dog' versions use the 285770 (or #80040) kit, regardless of the cam ***'y style. (Really old agitators, rarely seen now, used a pair of 2 larger dogs, which are a different part number)

7) On older versions, be careful to align the two tabs when inserting the upper ***'y back onto the agitator bottom half. When these are aligned, they will friction-fit the two halves together, making it easier to reinstall the ***'y. Handle it only by the bottom half to prevent pulling the top half off when reinstalling.

8) Lightly lubricate the agitator cap's rubber gasket using a bit of dishwasher detergent, and push it back into place. (On the Whirlpools with an inner cap, lube that cap's o-ring too - makes it easier to snap into place)dcramer531_112.jpg

Apr 18, 2011 | Kenmore 24042 Top Load Washer

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How do I change the dog agits in the ultimate care whirlpool topload washer model lsr8233eq1


Remove number one then 23 then number 2
Then remove the agitator. Set it on the floor and yank it apart. Install the new part being careful not to break the retention tabs on the base of the agitator. Here is a nice video which shows how it is done:


More videos and a service manual are HERE

Nov 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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With my old washer I was able to open the lid and it continued agitating. My new one does not allow me to open the lid while it is agitating. Is there a locking mechanism?


Whirlpool / Kenmore washers use a "Lid Switch" as a safety device.

On older models the switch would stop the spin cycle when the lid is raised.

Newer models stop both the Agitate and Spin cycles.

If this is a Sears washer see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.#######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Oct 21, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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I just got this washing machine today and it dont seam to agitate real fast.. is this normal?


some of the newer washer have a more gentle agitation. Make sure it is set on the highest settings for regular agiation. Cottons and all other like super wash, any high settings. Most the newer washer are like this to preserve energy.

May 09, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Removing Agitator from Kenmore Model 110 Top Loader


How to replace Whirlpool/Kenmore washer
dual action agitator ratchet ‘dogs’, kit # 285770
Tools needed: Screwdriver, 3/8" drive ratchet wrench, 7/16" socket (older models), 3/8" drive to 1/2" adapter (newer models), long 3/8" drive extension, small amt liquid detergent
1) Pry the agitator cap off by inserting a screwdriver into the cap’s notch
2) Pull the inner cap (if present) off – most Whirlpool machines use this inner cap, with a handle, to gain access to the center bolt
3) Remove the bolt in the center of the agitator
(Earlier models used a 7/16" hex-head steel bolt)
(Recent models use a 1/2" square drive plastic nut – use a 3/8" X 1/2" ratchet adapter)

4) On older models, grasp the bottom portion of the agitator and pull the entire ***’y off.
(Recent models allow just the top portion’s removal to access these ‘dogs’)
5) Older models – place the agitator on the floor, and, standing carefully on the bottom portion, pull the top half off. Turn it over, and the dogs will be accessible for replacement.
6) Newer model dogs can be replaced once the ratchet ***’y is removed. There are several versions currently in use, but most can be replaced without removing the bottom agitator half. All‘4-dog’versions use the 285770 kit, regardless of the cam ***’y style. (Older agitators, rarely seen now, used a pair of 2 larger dogs, which are a different part number)
7) On older versions, be careful to align the two tabs when inserting the upper ***’y back onto the agitator bottom half. When these are aligned, they will friction-fit the two halves together, making it easier to reinstall the ***’y. Handle it only by the bottom half to prevent pulling the top half off when reinstalling.
8) Lightly lubricate the agitator cap’s rubber gasket using a bit of dishwasher detergent, and push it back into place. (On the Whirlpools with an inner cap, lube that cap’s o-ring too – makes it easier to snap into place)
9) Reach around and pat yourself on the back! You just saved at least $75.00!

Dec 31, 2008 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Not agitating


Check your drive coupler. Its the rubber piece between the motor and the transmission which makes the washer agitate and spin. the easiest way to check it is to lean the machine back and look for rubber on the floor. Then look behind the motor to see if it is still in tact. Next try wiggling it, If it wiggles a lot replace it. If that doesnt fix your problem, you probably have a bad transmission.

Nov 18, 2008 | Estate ETW4100SQ Top Load Washer

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I moved my whirlpool washing machine to a new location in my house and it now stops after filling and won't wash. I have turned the feet knobs to make sure they all touch the floor and changed the hoses...


ckd lid switch ..lift lid and slowly close listening for faint click..newer models have lid switch under top at left lid hingeand will not agitate or spin if lid is open..also ckd motor wire4s to be sure they are snug moving the washer may have caused them to come loose..ck hinge screws to be sure thsy are tight

Jul 26, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Washer won't cycle through...


The cycle timer may be defective and will need replaced. Hope this was helpful.

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