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Re: trying to get the cam drive off to replace dog ears
Remove the bolt and get the agitator out the washer. Set the agitator on the floor,put your feet on the base and yank the top part off. Get a piece of pipe and place the cam with the new dogs on the pipe. Flip the top piece of the agitator over and shove the cam up into the top, then flip it right side up and position it so you can snap it back together . Make sure you don't flatten out the 2 tabs on the base. NOT GOOD. Once you snapped it back together carefully slide it back into postion on the washer spline and take cake not to make it come back apart. Put the blt back and don't overtighten. Comprende? LOL
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yes sounds like the dogs to me. to replace them,remove the cap at the top off of the top of agitator by pulling it up (no tools required) then remove the clear plastic cover by pulling on one of the two tabs in it,remove the bolts using 7/16" socket and pull the agotator out of the machine by gripping it at the bottem.seperate the upper portion of agitator by pulling it upand the dogs will be located under the clear plastic,to replace them seperate the top barrel of agitator a cam that holds all (4) dogs will come out remove the retainer over the dogs install new ones and reassamble in the line up upper barrel and main agitator you will (2) tabs on main agi. and (2) corosponding slots on barrel line them up and snap in place
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.
clutch cam and clutch dogs usually responsible for problems should be
found in the now removed upper portion of the agitator assembly.
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.
your agitator dog ears are worn, can get some from your nearby appliance shop or order from Repairclinic.com,,,,,not hard to replace,just pop cap off with a screwdriver then with a 7/16 socket ,ratchet and extension remove the bolt in top of agitator then lift out the dog ear assembly and replace,be sure to look at the grooves your dog ears lock onto see if they are bad
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
well if you grab ahold of the agitator turn it 1 way and real quick back the other way and your able to turn it back then the dog ears are wore out and is easy to replace, can get them from your nearest appliance shop or order from Repairclinic.com, you can also get a manual from them if needed!
They make agitator repair kits with the reversing dog ears and retainers. The only item number that I can come up with is 2921. You can order them from most appliance parts dealers. You need to determine if you need the one for long cam or short cam. Hope this helped somewhat. Good luck.
On my Kenmore 110.28922790 Washer, after removing the cap on the agitator, only the top of the rod was visible. The plastic cup over the rod has a square insert which my 5/8 in. flat wood drill bit fit into. Turned it counter clockwise and unscrewed and removed the plactic cup. Then the cam assembly with the wornout dog ears lifted out. The bolt did not need to be replaced to replace the dog ears.
pull agitator completely out ..set on floor place feet against bottom and pull top part up sharply..when you get ready to reinstall break tabs off set bottom part back in first and while holding cam in place set top part back in.. may be difficult holding dogs and tabs in but not impossible
Many Whirlpool built 'direct drive' washers 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. If you have this style of washer this should help.