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I have a Roper RAX7245BWO that the top of the agitator is loose and doesn't agitate. I know I need to replace the cam dogs. What I can't figure out is how to get the inner cover (part #20 on the agitator diagram) out of the agitator. What holds it? Also, should I replace the cam while I am in there and are there other parts that I should replace while I am in the neighbohood? Thanks.

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Take the disp out, remove the inter cover, take out the 7/16 screw, pull agit up from bottom to take out of washer, set on floor, put feet on bottom of agit and hold top fins and pull up hard and quick, will come apart, after putting new dogs hold agit upside down to put back together or dogs will keep falling out and put back together / please remember to leave a rating / have a good day.

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I have a kenmore 80 series, which I inherited when I bought my house. I noticed that the bottom of the agitator moves, but the main part doesn't. What can I do to fix it?


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (such as Kenmore, Estate, and Roper) they use a split-agitator design. In most cases, agitator slippage is caused by worn agitator dogs, a worn cam assembly, or both. This is a very simple repair that doesn't cost much, either. The following link explains: http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs If any replacement parts are required, they can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
appliancepartspros.com
pcappliancerepair.com
repairclinic.com

I have included the part number for the agitator dogs in the link provided. However, it is often more cost effective to purchase the entire cam replacement kit as opposed to purchasing individual parts. The kit usually includes the agitator dogs, cam, cam thrust bearing and replacement washers/seals (depends on the model number). The agitator cam assembly should be listed under the agitator parts listing. If you have questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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What is the product number for the belt


If the model number is correct, this Roper washer is manufactured by Whirlpool and does NOT use a drive belt.

If you are experiencing spin problems, it can have several causes. Most commonly, this is caused by either a lid switch malfunction or a broken motor coupling. The following link explains how you can diagnose the problem and repair it yourself:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3965207-whirlpool_top_loader_no_spin_problem

If the problem is just the the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

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

Whirlpool manufactured washers use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.

If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. Most of these parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.


Read through the information provided and let me know if you have any questions. If this was meant to be a DRYER QUESTION, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER, so I can provide you with the information you need (Whirlpool dryers use drive belts). I hope this is helpful to you.

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The spinner is not rotating and is making weird noise.


If this is a TOP LOADING Roper washer, a no spin problem can have several causes. However, most commonly, this is caused by either a lid switch malfunction or a broken motor coupling. The following link explains how you can diagnose the problem and repair it yourself:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3965207-whirlpool_top_loader_no_spin_problem

If this just a simple matter of the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

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

Whirlpool manufactured washers (such as Roper) use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.

If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. All these parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool, so these instructions do apply.

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Auger in top load washer don't turn when in washing cycle but does spin in spinning cycle


This sounds like a problem with the agitator. Or the drive for the agitator. If you can hear the motor running but do not have any agitation then something in the agitator may be stripped. If not then you may have a timer or electrical problem. Let me know if I can help in any other way.
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The agitator is not moving as well as it should. It turns very little. Should it not be agitating aggressively?


You have (agitating dogs) in the bottom of your washing machine. These little plastic pieces tend to wear out over time or from overloading. These can be replaced, cost about $5 for for 4 of these (dogs). Take the very top piece of the agitator off, it spins off. There's a bolt in the bottom of the agitator that will have to be removed. After it's removed, you can pull the agitator out. You will see the little (dogs). It's a very simple task, and takes about 10 min to do this. Look up (picture of agitator dogs) this will give you a better view at what you are looking at.

Mar 04, 2010 | Roper RAX4232KQ Top Load Washer

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The agitator sounds like it is grinding and shacky. It is not agitating properly


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (e.g., Kenmore, Estate, Roper and some later model Maytags), the problem is either a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

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

Whirlpool uses a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.


If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.

Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. The agitator parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

If you have any questions, please post back with a MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) if it is different from the one you posted this question under. I hope this helps you.

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The agitator is loose and "clunks" as it is washing. How to fix?


You may have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, or a loose agitator bolt.

Whirlpool uses 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. This problem is commonly 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 access and/or replace them. It also explains how to access the bolt and tighten (if necessary):

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

The part number for the dogs are 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 aren't sure, or have additional 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.

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The agitator seems to be loose. It washes, spins and gets rid of the water, however the agitator seems to be loose. Is there any way of tighting it up or do I need to buy a part of some kind?


Your problem may just be attributed to a loose agitator bolt, or the agitator dogs require replacement.

Roper (which is manufactured by Whirlpool) has 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. This problem is commonly caused by worn agitator dogs or the agitator cam assembly. The following link explains what the dogs are and how to replace them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-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. If the model number you listed this under is correct, the part number for the kit is 285811 and sells for about $11.

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 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.

Dec 05, 2009 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Agitator seems to be loose It does not seem to agitate like it is suppose to.


Your problem may just be attributed to just a loose agitator bolt, or the agitator dogs require replacement.

Roper (which is manufactured by Whirlpool) has 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. This problem is commonly caused by worn agitator dogs or the agitator cam assembly. The following link explains what the dogs are and how to replace them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-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. If the model number you listed this under is correct, the part number for the kit is 285811 and sells for about $11.

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 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.

Dec 05, 2009 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Agitator disassembly


take the disp out, remove the inter cover, take out the 7/16 screw, pull agit up from bottom to take out of washer, set on floor, put feet on bottom of agit and hold top fins and pull up hard and quick, will come apart, after putting new dogs hold agit upside down to put back together or dogs will keep falling out and put back together / please remember to leave a rating / have a good day.

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