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Top half of agitator turns free (does not agitate)

The top half of the agitator on my Whirlpool heavy duty capacity plus washing machine spins free and does not engage to agitate. The bottom half is working fine.

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  • dgheathcock Feb 25, 2009

    I've got some better terminology from the parts manual. The agitator is working fine, but the clothes mover (top half of agitator) is free wheeling.

  • dgheathcock Feb 26, 2009

    Thanks... I'll be looking aat those dogs tomorrow.

  • danita_mille May 15, 2009

    The top portion of the agitator spins freely and does not move the cloths.

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You will need a set of agitator dogs. Pull off your agitator cap and look under it, you will see 4(four)small tabs that catch and release the top 1/2 of the agitator.

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • WRMtech
    WRMtech Feb 26, 2009

    Should be part number 285770



    Here is a YOUTUBE link that shows how to change them:



    http://repair2000.com/camdog.htm



    Best of luck

  • WRMtech
    WRMtech Feb 26, 2009

    well so much for the video, it has been removed. but the part number is still good :)

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