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Agitator locks up

The agitator will spin freely when I turn it counter clockwise by hand, but when I turn it clock wise it locks up and will not turn.

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  • Sue Anne Hinojos May 23, 2009

    My agitator turns both ways, what is the problem

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The agitator is supposed to turn freely one way then catch the other. in the top of the agitator there is three teeth that retract when you go counter clockwise and then when they go clockwise they come back out to bite on the inside of the agitator and then spin it. Those teeth are called DOGS. It is only when you can spin it freely both ways that you have a problem. There is nothing wrong with it. Congrats.

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