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No agitation i have a top load washer (roper). the bottom agitates but the top part won't spin to **** the clothes down under. the top part of the spindle i can spin by hand

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  • pdubois Oct 21, 2008

    I've got the same problem, figured out the dogs without much problem except it doesn't look like the plastic disk holding the dogs comes out very easy. There appear to be 4 snap-teeth holding the disk in and they appear to be melted in place during assembly.

    How did you 'let the dogs out' if you'll pardon a pun.



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I have a Whirlpool Utlimate Care II LSQ8520JQ0. For those having a problem separating the upper and lower agitator halves, here's how I solved it after about 2 hrs of aggravation.
Called Sears and Whirlpool with no help (didn't have tech manual...go figure).
I saw the same post with the problem with melted hooks (I called them tabs) ontop of the dog housing being melted. You can differentiate the melted tabs from the dog housing as the dog housing is usually clear plastic (after wiping all the crud off) and the tabs are white as they are part of the agitator. There will be four white tabs on top of the dog housing. They look both smashed and melted. I took a flat head screw driver and and hammer and chipped off the white melted tabs visible on top. I inevitably also chipped some of the dog housing but only marginally. Once chipped off you'll see the tabs are actually rectangular in shape. At this point I EASILY pulled the top and lower halves apart. Those retangular tabs are the molded part of the agitator housing extending down past the dog housing. You're home free at this point.
It's the melted tabs on top of the dog housing that keeps you from separating the halves. What a pain but finally figured it out.

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Posted on Oct 19, 2008

  • MIKE major Oct 20, 2008

    why did you give me a thanks for trying when i give you the fixya repair on your roper???????mike

  • MIKE major Oct 24, 2008

    your a jerkoff-mike



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