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Kenmore 90 series agitation problem

My kenmore washer will not agitate the clothes properly.it moves left and right but will not pull the clothes down and turn them.With the washer off I can turn both the top and bottom agitator both ways.Sometimes it does not spin unless I open and close the lid.Thank you,Derek

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  • darkthirty1 Feb 15, 2009

    Ok.I took the top agitator off and noticed that all four dogs are pulverized,What could have caused this?

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Suppose to not spin unitl the lid is closed( safety reasons) the reason for the "weak agitation " is a bad set of agitator dogs. by removing the center fabric softener cup, you can get to and unscrew the center shaft bolt7/16. after removing the bolt, the agitaor will remove and the agitator dogs canbe replaced. part number 80040.youll need to split the agitator top and bottom to insall them . they simply slide into place.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Feb 16, 2009

    theyre only plastic on plastic gearing, they strip quite often! overweighting the loads will contribute to premature wear. but it happens!

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• Check the following:
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Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly
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