My Kenore 80 series top loader washer has dual agitators. The toppart does not work now. Only the llower half agitates the clothes. So I feel a full load doesn't get whed properly. When I turn by hand you hear a clicking noise like stripped gears. How do I fix this problem please? And is it serious work?
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Re: Top half of dual agitator stop working.
Most likely th agitatot dogs have worn out.. The part number is80040. They are located inside the agitator thy look like quotation marks. There is also a kit available which includes the dogs but more often it is just the dogs that are the problem. Good Luck.
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hum either a bad timer sticking the point contacts close. have u tried this in all cycles? and possibly a motor with bad windings not enough power to run agitation? try running in mild or gentle and see what happens? I was tempted to say the cam dogs in agitator but they dont work then stop then work, when they go out they go out.
Hi, If the washer spins properly but the agitator does not work, it could be the dog kit needs replaced. If the washer does not agitate or spin, it is probably the coupler.
Put the washer in wash cycle with no laundry in it and see if the lower prt of the agitator moves. If the agitator moves, try and hold the upper half of the agitator and see if it will only move one direction.The agitaor dog kit is designed to only let the top part of the agiator to grab one way. When they go bad, they can make some noise. To replace the dog kit in the agitator, remove the top cap/rinse dispenser and the inner bolt cover. Remove the 7/16” bolt and lift the agitator out of the washer. Separate the 2 halfs of the agitator and replace the dog kit inside the upper part of the agitator. Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further. Thanks Vic
Hi, Do you know if the lower half of the agitator is working? THere is a dog kit that might need replaced in the agitator to get the top half to work. If neither half agitates, there is probably a transmission issue. Start the washer with no laundry in it and see if either sections of the agitator work.
I hope this helps you.
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.
The part number is 80040
Let me know if you need more assistance. Good luck!
Pop the top off the agitator. There is a slot for a flat screwdriver on the top side.
Remove the 7/16 bolt.
Pull the agitator apart.
Replace the agitator dogs inside the top part.
Parts about $5.00.at any appliance parts store.
Yes...there is such a thing. These small plastic pieces have been the source of many trouble calls and only cost a few dollars to replace if you know how to do it. Replacements can be ordered on line at searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, or repairclinic.com. Use your model number for the search criteria and look under the "Agitator Parts" section. The link also give instructions on how to remove the agitator. This is a very simple repair, that only costs a few dollars. If you wish not to order on
line, use the part number provided by the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. This is a common part they will have in their inventory. If you require further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.