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Kenmore Series 90 Washer Triple Action Agitator

The agitator appears to be loose and not pulling down the clothes. How do you tighten the agitator or remove it to look at the clips/spring?

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THERE IS EITHER A 3/8 BOLT OR 1/2 ADAPTER TO REMOVE AGITATOR

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • pamzwired Nov 15, 2010

    where is the bolt/adapter?

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I have a 70 series Kenmore washer that works normally except when it starts to agitate, the top part of the agitator does nothing. That is the spiral on the center post. Any ideas?


This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, 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.

If the bottom agitates and not the top, the problem is likely the 4 "agitator dogs" designed to allow the top agitator to turn only one way.

Look at the section on the Sears site for Agitator, basket and tub.

See the part "Dog, agitator "

Remove the fabric softener unit, lift the top agitator cap (use a screwdriver) and you should see a plastic part in the center of the top agitator with a 1/2" square drive.

Remove the drive and lift off the top agitator. Turning it over you should see the 4 "dogs", replace these and the top agitator should turn in one direction only.

Replace the 1/2" drive, the cap and fabric softener unit and the top agitator should work.

Also see the following illustrated description of the above.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=136&osCsid=0da65cea0e338fe930b1fde153a243f0

Jan 20, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Hi, I have a Kenmore Washing machine that I have had for the last 12 years that I know of. The Oscilator is no longer doing its job this morning. I removed the cap and looked down in the center of the...


If you are referring to the AGITATOR, Whirlpool manufactured washers (such as Kenmore), use a split agitator design. The upper portion is called the auger, while the bottom is called the agitator. Between these components is a agitator cam assembly.

Since you mentioned that the agitator appeared to be working, this problem may be caused by either worn agitator dogs, a worn agitator cam assembly, or a loose agitator bolt. The following link explains what the dogs are and how to replace them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

The part number is included in the link provided. You can purchase replacements at pcappliancerepair.com for about $5. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam replacement kit, which includes the cam, the thrust bearing, and the dogs for about $11 or $12.

NOTE: You can refer to the excellent exploded view parts diagrams the web site has to offer for assistance. Whirlpool also recommends the application of a little grease on the thrust washer. The part number for their recommended grease is AP3098553.

If you have any questions about this repair, please post back with your complete model number (located on a nameplate along the wash tub opening under the lid) and let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: DO NOT overtighten the agitator bolt. This can cause damage to the plastic, or restrict the agitator movement. Tighten until snug only.

Jan 10, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Dual action kenmore 70 series washer need to remove agitator


First, 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.


It sounds as if your "Agitator Dogs" are damaged or broken. These are plastic pieces that allow the top agitator to turn only one way.

Please see the following for how to access and replace them if necessary.


http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=136&osCsid=39649e541343127154c647348d1156d9

Basically,

1. Remove the fabric softener dispenser.

2. Using a short flat blade screwdriver, remove the cap.

3. You may see a 1/2" square plastic nut.

I've used a 1/2" extension for a socket set to remove the nut.

4. Pull the top agitator off and turn it over carefully.

You should see the agitator dogs (per the illustrations).

Replace them if necessary and re-mount the agitator, tighten the bolt carefully, put the cap and fabric softener dispenser back on and the top part of the agitator should only turn one way.


Nov 06, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Agitator dogs stipped


the way to do this depends on if it is a dual action or triple action agitatior.
dual action
- Remove fabric softner dispenser
-pull off plastic cap with flat blade screwdriver
- bolt is under plastic cap 7/16"
triple action (bounces up and down)
remove fabric softenr and plastic cap
with a 1/2" drive socket extention, put into square hole and unscrew spring assembly. once unscrewed top portion of agitator will come off

May 27, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Washer does spin but barely agitates


It sounds like the agitator dogs are worn.
To remove the agitator, pry off the agitator cap and remove the bolt that holds down the agitator. With the bolt out pull up on the top section of the agitator (auger) to remove it. Underneath the auger you should see 4 small white or beige plastic gears (dogs). . Replace those and it should be ok.
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The part number is 80040

Let me know if you need more assistance.
Good luck!

Apr 08, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Kenmore 90 series washer 110.28902790


if you remove the agitater cap and the inside cap,you will see what they call dogs(4 of them)they wear out and the agitater will not wotk,if you remove the 7/16 bolt and pull the agitater off you can replace them and all will be fine,you can get them at your local appliance part store,please leave me a fixya-mike

Mar 12, 2009 | Kenmore 15864/15862 Top Load Washer

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Need to remove agitator on kenmore series 70


Follow these steps for removing the agitator on a Kenmore:
  1. Remove the agitator center cap by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap. Sometimes this is a dispenser cup that simply pops off.
  2. If the agitator is equipped with an inner cap with a handle, remove this as well by pulling straight up.
  3. Remove the center bolt of the agitator. You will have either a 7/16” hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8” to ½” ratchet adapter to remove.
  4. Carefully remove the auger (upper portion of the agitator) and set aside.
  5. Remove the agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up.
Note: Try to keep all the parts assembled while doing this. In particular, the auger. There are small components inside. In addition, when reinstalling the agitator DO NOT over-tighten the center nut. This can restrict agitator motion and may cause damage. Tighten until snug.

If you have questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information useful.

Feb 28, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Kenmore 90 series agitation problem


suppose to not spin unitl the lid is closed( safety reasons) the reason for the "weak agitation " is a bad set of agitator dogs. by removing the center fabric softener cup, you can get to and unscrew the center shaft bolt7/16. after removing the bolt, the agitaor will remove and the agitator dogs canbe replaced. part number 80040.youll need to split the agitator top and bottom to insall them . they simply slide into place.

Feb 14, 2009 | Whirlpool LSB6200PQ Top Load Washer

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Remove agitator on Kenmore 90 series


ok take the top off the agitator there is a cap carefully remove this cap and then some have a inner cap with a handle remove that also in side the agitator it has a 1/2" or 7/16" head bolt remove the bolt and then pull up really ******* the agitator. to replace dogs you have to break the taps holding them in not the agitator be careful
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Jan 10, 2009 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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