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Agitator disassembly I have a Roper RAX7245BWO that needs new agitator cam dogs. How do I get the inner cap (part #20 in the agitator diagram) out of the agitator? What holds it and what tool do I need to remove it? Also, should I replace the cam and any other parts while I am in the neighborhood?

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  • Chidiock Tickborne Nov 28, 2008

    The info is good but I need to know how to remove the inner cover. If you could pass that along to me, that would help.

  • Chidiock Tickborne Nov 28, 2008

    It was stuck pretty good so I got hold of it with some stiff wire hooks and really pulled. It fianlly let loose. Thanks for the help.

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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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  • Larry Youngblood
    Larry Youngblood Nov 28, 2008

    when you follow thru with the dir i gave the inter cover is under the dispensor cap and it just push in ,,, just get hold of it with fingers or anything to hold onto it anf pull up and out / sorry if i mis-understood / larry

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Top half of agitator not working seems the drive lugs have broken have taken it apart need to find where to get the parts from???


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (such as Kenmore, Estate, and Roper) they use a split-agitator design like you've described. In most cases, agitator slippage is caused by worn agitator dogs, or a worn cam assembly. You can access these components by following these steps:


1. Remove the agitator center cap or softener dispenser by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap.

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 inch hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8 inch to ½ inch ratchet adapter to remove.

4. Remove the lower portion of the agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up. Try to keep all the parts assembled while doing this, so do not pull too hard. This will make any repairs much easier.

5. Place your hand over the top of the agitator and separate the upper portion (auger) of the agitator from the lower portion and turn the top half over in your hand. The agitator cam assembly will come out in your hand.

6. With the cam assembly in your hand, pay careful attention to how everything is assembled. The cam asembly and associated parts usually wear with age and will cause the agitator to slip. If any of the cam assmebly parts appear worn, now is a good time to replace them. The entire assembly is usually sold as a kit for $20 or less.

7. When reassembling the agitator, carefully align and reinsert the upper portion of the agitator to the lower portion. Make sure the two pieces align correctly. If equipped with an inner cap, make sure it seats and seals properly. This provides an air gap to prevent water from rising in the agitator shaft and getting inside the transmission.

8. Place the entire agitator assembly back on the gearcase shaft and reinstall center nut. NOTE: DO NOT over tighten the nut, or the agitator will not spin correctly. Just make the nut snug. Reinstall center cap and inner cap (if equipped).

If any replacement parts are required, they can be purchased at any of the following websites:

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

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 replacements 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 MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Trying to replace agitator dogs. Removed cap and nut, and have whole agitator assembly in hand(one large unit). However I cannot get the dogs out, as the inner assembly won't fall out. How do I...


See the following illustrated descriptions:

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=136&osCsid=bb1287f031ea458c3a91d1feb88faaa8

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Whirlpool Duet washer


Many Whirlpool built 'direct drive' washers (including Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, and Inglis) use a 2 piece agitator. There are cogs called 'dogs' or 'dog ears' and a cam between the two halves of the agitator which can wear leading to a clicking/ticking sound and reduced movement of the top agitator section during the wash cycle leading to poor cleaning results. In most cases these worn parts can be replaced without much cost or difficulty.

The top section of the two piece agitator is usually removed by first pulling off the agitator cap then removing the inner cap. Underneath those there is usually a 7/16" bolt which will need to be unscrewed. Once removed, the top agitator half can usually be pulled straight up to access the defective components.

The clutch cam and clutch dogs usually responsible for problems should be found in the now removed upper portion of the agitator assembly.

Although just the agitator dogs are available separately, a worn cam will eventually result in the same failure again. All worn components should be replaced together to reduce the chance of the condition recurring.

http://www.american-appliance.com/old_Site/service_pages/wp_dd_wash/dddogreplacement.htm

Check the above links to know how it is to be replaced..

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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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if your talking about the little dog ears at the top of your agitator under the cap ,those are easy to replace , they are called DOG EARS can get from your appliance shop or order from REPAIRCLINIC.COM

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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.

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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.

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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...


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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