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!
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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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
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!
Check the agitator by turning it back and forth. It should work like a ratchet (turns one way, locks the other way).If you're able to turn it in both directions, the agitator dogs are worn and need to be replaced. To do this remove the agitator cap and the bolt that holds down the agitator. With the bolt out you can remove the top section of the agitator (auger) where you should see 4 small white or beige plastic gears (dogs). Replace those and it should be ok.
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.