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Directios for changing agitator dogs

I have the agitator removed from my la9100xtw0 Whirlpool washer.
The upper part of the agitator does not work I have read here this the
''agitator dogs'' need to be changed. Pleaase explain the steps for this.
I have also split the agitato inro it's 2 halves. Do you need special tools?

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Take the cam out take the yellow bushing off, put new dogs in, put yellow bushing back on, put agitator back into washer, put cam back in with dogs inside it, facing down, put bolt back in and cap. new dogs usuaully come with instructions.

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