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Dual Agitator not working

I have a Kenmore 80 series washer and the dual agitator only works on the lower half. A full load of clothes does not get washed properly. When I spin top half sounds like stripped gears in a transmission. When I press down hard on topof agitator it works with lower half. How do I fix the problem. Alo is it a hard job or should I call service. I hate to really break it!

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The agitator dogs*the part which pulls the top with the bottom* have worn out. They are relativley cheap and easily replaced.

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If the upper portion of the agitator is not working, this is commonly caused by worn agitator dogs. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

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.

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