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Agitator loose after dog replacement

I just went through the process of replacing the dogs on the agitator for my LSR7233EQ0 model Whirlpool washing machine. Everything is working a lot better except the mover is just plain loose. It has a little north-south give and I don't know where it is from.

Now I must admit that I had a hard time getting the two parts of the agitator apart. The whole assembly lifted easily off of the agitator shaft but just would not come apart, when I did get it apart, some parts went flying (mostly the old, busted dogs) and I may be missing something. The thing I think I really might be missing is the seal on top of the agitator base.

I went looking in all of the parts diagrams for my model and I don't see the seal listed or orderable from any of the on-line parts stores. I also thought the two parts attached together quite well and thought the seal placed on stud might have been all that existed on my model. Now that I have the up & down give, I am not so sure.

Do you believe I am missing this seal from the base agitator? How would I order this part if it is not in the diagrams? What other things could explain the 1/8" or so spacing up and down on the agitator mover? What part might I have not aligned correctly making it not compress as needed?

Hopefully my extra detail helps you answer the question. Thank you.

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  • govi41 Mar 14, 2009

    I can't get the two parts to the agitator apart to replace the dog . How is this done. Thank you for any help.

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Try RepairClinic.com thats where i get all my parts

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Upper portion of Whirlpool agitator not turning


Your agitator dogs are worn out. Remove the agitator and seperate the upper section from the lower section. There are 4 small teardrop shaped pieces that are the agitator dogs. They have either come apart over time or at least the teeth have worn off them.
Post back with any questions. Please verify the model number. I couldn't pull up a parts list for it. I know the last digit should be a 0 (zero) instead of an o.
Thanks/Mike

Jan 07, 2008 | Washing Machines

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I have a Whirlpool washer... model number # LSQ8243HQO The top part of the agitator is loose. The bottom part is strong. I think I need what they call dog ear replacements. Can you help me?


yes sounds like the dogs to me.
to replace them,remove the cap at the top off of the top of agitator by pulling it up (no tools required) then remove the clear plastic cover by pulling on one of the two tabs in it,remove the bolts using 7/16" socket and pull the agotator out of the machine by gripping it at the bottem.seperate the upper portion of agitator by pulling it upand the dogs will be located under the clear plastic,to replace them seperate the top barrel of agitator a cam that holds all (4) dogs will come out remove the retainer over the dogs install new ones and reassamble in the line up upper barrel and main agitator you will (2) tabs on main agi. and (2) corosponding slots on barrel line them up and snap in place

Jul 14, 2011 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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Need to replace the agitator dogs and can't remove the mover from the bottom section


Direct drive Whirlpool washing machines use a two piece agitator. In-between the two pieces there are cogs, sometimes referred to as "dogs," which will wear out. When the dogs start to wear, you will notice a clicking sound and the top agitator will not move as it should. When you learn how to replace the agitator dogs on a Whirlpool washing machine, you can have your Whirlpool working correctly again. Agitator dogs are available at appliance repair facilities.

* 1

Disconnect the Whirlpool washer from the wall outlet. Open the washer lid to access the agitator.

* 2

Insert a flathead screwdriver in the notch in the agitator cap. Twist the screwdriver to pop the agitator cap off of the agitator. If your model has an inner cap, remove the inner cap by pulling up on the handle and removing it from the agitator.

* 3

Use a socket wrench to remove the bolt in the center of the agitator. Most Whirlpool washers use a 7/16-inch bolt to secure the agitator.

* 4

Grab the bottom of the agitator with both hands and pull it straight up out of the wash tub. Do not have your face directly over the agitator. If it is stuck or pops up too quickly you could injure yourself.

* 5

Set the agitator on the floor and carefully place your feet on each side of the agitator. Grasp the top of the agitator and pull the top half of the agitator off of the bottom half. Turn the top half over to access the dogs.

* 6

Use needle nose pliers to pull the dogs out of the agitator. Install the replacement dogs into the agitator according to the specifications given the manufacturer.

* 7

Set the top half of the agitator back on to the bottom half. Make sure to align the two tabs together between the halves so that they will friction fit. Grab the bottom of the agitator and apply a thin coat of dishwashing detergent on the rubber gasket on the bottom using your finger.

* 8

Set the agitator back into the wash tub and secure it using the retaining bolt. If your model had an inner cap, set the inner cap back into the agitator until it snaps into place.

* 9

Place the top of the agitator into place and press down until it locks into place.

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Agitator problems..


If the problem is just the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

Whirlpool manufactured washers use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.

If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. All these parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

Thank you for posting your model number. The part numbers you may need are as follows:

Item 10 - If just replacing the Agitator Dogs: 80040.
Item 9 - If replacing the entire Cam Assembly: 285809 (includes the Dogs and the Cam Thrust Bearing).
Item 22 - Spacer Thrust Bearing: 3951608

All these parts can be viewed under the "Agitator, Basket and Tub Parts" section of the parts resource websites I listed for you. The last digit of your model number is a "zero" (0), vice the letter "O".

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

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The agitator is loose and "clunks" as it is washing. How to fix?


You may have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, or a loose agitator bolt.

Whirlpool uses a split agitator design. The upper portion is called the auger, while the bottom is called the agitator. Between these components is a agitator cam assembly. This problem is commonly caused by either worn agitator dogs, a worn agitator cam assembly, or a loose agitator bolt. The following link explains what the dogs are and how to access and/or replace them. It also explains how to access the bolt and tighten (if necessary):

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

The part number for the dogs are included in the link provided. You can purchase replacements at pcappliancerepair.com for about $5. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam replacement kit, which includes the cam, the thrust bearing, and the dogs for about $11 or $12.

NOTE: You can refer to the excellent exploded view parts diagrams the web site has to offer for assistance. Whirlpool also recommends the application of a little grease on the thrust washer. The part number for their recommended grease is AP3098553.

If you aren't sure, or have additional questions about this repair, please post back with your complete model number (located on a nameplate along the wash tub opening under the lid) and let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: DO NOT overtighten the agitator bolt. This can cause damage to the plastic, or restrict the agitator movement. Tighten until snug only.

Feb 03, 2010 | Roper RAS6233KQ Top Load Washer

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The agitator seems to be loose. It washes, spins and gets rid of the water, however the agitator seems to be loose. Is there any way of tighting it up or do I need to buy a part of some kind?


Your problem may just be attributed to a loose agitator bolt, or the agitator dogs require replacement.

Roper (which is manufactured by Whirlpool) has a split agitator design. The upper portion is called the auger, while the bottom is called the agitator. Between these components is a agitator cam assembly. This problem is commonly caused by worn agitator dogs or the agitator cam assembly. The following link explains what the dogs are and how to replace them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

The part number is included in the link provided. You can purchase replacements at pcappliancerepair.com for about $5. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam replacement kit, which includes the cam, the thrust bearing, and the dogs. If the model number you listed this under is correct, the part number for the kit is 285811 and sells for about $11.

NOTE: You can refer to the excellent exploded view parts diagrams the web site has to offer for assistance. Whirlpool also recommends the application of a little grease on the thrust washer. The part number for their recommended grease is AP3098553.

If you have any questions about this repair, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: DO NOT overtighten the agitator bolt. This can cause damage to the plastic, or restrict the agitator movement. Tighten until snug.

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Model # is LSR8233EQO Top portion of the agitator seems loose and does not agitate properly?? Does is remove? It seems to unscrew??


you have to replace the dog's in the top ov the agitator.the part# ror this part is WPL80040462.the cost is $4.62.to replace the dog's you nead to remove the fabrick sofeiner assembly from the top of the agitator.next you nead to remove the top cap.now you nead to use a 7/16 socket to remove the bolt in the agitator.now you nead to grab the agitator at the bottom and pull it up.now yopu nead to seperate the top from the bottom.place the agitator on the floor,put a foot on both side's of the bottom of the agitator and pull up.now you the top portion of the agitator.turn top portion upside down and remove the cam.you will see the rubber dog's.replace the dog's and reverise the prossess.

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Agitator not working


Hi, This agitator is a 2 piece agitator. Can you see if the lower half on the agitator is working properly? If the lower part is working and the top is not, you will need to change the agitator dogs. If neither half are working, you might be having transmission issues.
To change the dog kit, re,ove the top cap on the agitator and locate a 7/16" bolt. Remove the bolt and the agitator will lift out. Pull the agitator apart and the dogs are 4 small plastic pieces inside the top half of the agitator.
Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further.

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Vic

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Clothes mover of whirlpool top-loading washer is loose. Agitates.


You need to replace the agitator dogs inside the clothes mover (agitator). take of the top then the cover, remove th bolt and take the top half off. you should see four "dogs" that need to be replaced.

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