Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

Agitator no longer works on washing machine

Friend at work thinks a part called the dog ears are broke

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • dave Jan 22, 2009

    machine is a kenmore

    model 110 23812 110

  • dave Jan 25, 2009

    ordered parts and how to book for my model from sears thanks for your info

  • dave Jan 25, 2009

    ordered parts and how to book for my model from sears thanks for your info



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

If it's the dog agits (that was the problem with mine) they are very inexpensive and easy to change. Buy a set at a parts store. It should take less than 10 minutes to do the repair. I did it and I'm a middle aged woman with no appliance repair experience.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My washing machine wont spin

The dogs inside the agitator are probably stripped. Take the cap off the top of the agitator and you will see four what we call dog ears. Real easy to change. Cost about $30.

Dec 21, 2017 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

How do you remove the aggitater

1- First you must determine the brand of washing machine you have. 2- To remove agitator on a whirlpool washer, remove top cap from agitator, Next you will find a translucent cap, remove this with your pliers. Then you will see a 3/8 inch nut, Back this nut out and you can then remove the agitator. Be Careful though, inside the agitator where the bolt has been removed is a white piece of plastic that holds the "dog ears". These dog ears are what lets the agitator move in one direction and locks when the transmission moves back in the other direction.

  • Maytag and Admiral washers are very similar to remove. General Electric, (GE) is different, To remove a GE agitator simply pull upwards very hard, GE agitators snap on. Be careful not to pop it into your mouth, that really hurts. 3-Remove agitator, repair or replace and reset, GE just push on, you will be able to see the groves to line up the agitator to the hub. For whirlpool place bolt into dog ear guide, and set down on top of transmission post and tighten, be careful that dog ears, do not get out of alignment. That's it.

  • Read more: How to Remove an Agitator From a Washing Machine '

    Apr 06, 2011 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Only the bottom agitator works, not the top

    replace the dog ears in the upper part of the agitator not expensive and not hard to do ,,,, pop the cap off the upper agitator remove the 7/16 bolt and lift off the upper part and replace the plastic dog ears and reinstall!

    Mar 08, 2010 | Kenmore 12502 Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Agitator does not work washer goes through all the cycles it just dos not agitate model number 110.28732700 SN: CW2040704

    your agitator dog ears are worn, can get some from your nearby appliance shop or order from,,,,,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

    Feb 16, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

    3 Answers

    Top half of the agitator does not move during wash cycle. bottom half works OK. 90 series Kenmore. pop the cap off the agitator top, and find 4 cams that come out and touch the geared wheel but do not...

    you can replace them ,they are called dog ears, can get from your nearest appliance shop or you can order from, not a hard job to replace ,repair kit is about 15.00 bucks

    Jan 30, 2010 | Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer

    1 Answer

    Agitator top portion not working

    You need dog ears for your agitator. They cost about 50 cents and are in stock at most appliance parts stores. Tor replace them remove the top cover from the agitator. Uncer the cover there till be a bolt to take the agitator off. They are 4 pieces of plastic that resemble dog ears and lock your agitator in one direction while allowing it to spin in the other.

    Oct 25, 2009 | Washing Machines

    2 Answers

    Washer doesn't agitate

    I would like to raplace the damaged part if possible

    Dec 20, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

    1 Answer

    We have a modle # LLR7144DQ0 - the agitator is not working properly. It is not pulling the clothes down into the water.

    The agitator 'dog ears' have worn out. Very easy to replace.
    • Remove fabric softener or protective cap on top of agitator
    • Remove center bolt securing agitator.
    • Lift out agitator and replace dog ears.

    Jun 23, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

    1 Answer


    Does the agitator shaft turn real easy or does it stop or keep from turning 360. It should have limits and not free wheel or turn around and around. Does it spin correctly? Most generally the parts you are looking for would be accessed from beneath the unit. Not sure about what dog ears are but there are plastic pieces that make the unit shift from agitate to spin on some models. If it has slight resistance to turning the agitator shaft but will turn 360 the gear in the transmission is probably stripped out. Do a little looking from the bottom and turn the shaft while looking at the bottom to see if you can tell what is out. You might find broken parts on the floor under the machine...

    Feb 10, 2008 | Washing Machines

    2 Answers

    "dog ears"

    hi go step by step and you'll do great minor changes are possible good luck

    Mar 29, 2006 | Kenmore 24642 Top Load Washer

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Washing Machines Logo

    Related Topics:

    150 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Washing Machines Experts

    Donald DCruz
    Donald DCruz

    Level 3 Expert

    17130 Answers


    Level 3 Expert

    79865 Answers

    Brad Brown

    Level 3 Expert

    17173 Answers

    Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides