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Kitchenaid washer top load will not adjatate or spin

I have replaced the adjatater dogs which did by all means need replacing, but I still can't get it to spin. My next thought was to check the belt, which I can't find. Any suggestions would be much appreciated as I will be doing laundry until the cows come home. My husband says to call repair man, I say I've already saved us about 150 bucks, I'm determined to try and fix this myself. Thanks (sat638@gmail.com)

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Bad/broken coupler connects the motor to the gearcase. 

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I am having problems with my adjatator and I don't see what I should see (the dogs)


That model of washer does not have agitator dogs. the agitator drives directly from the drive shaft and does not ratchet like Whirlpool top load washers do.

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If the mod # begins with 110 its whirlpool built. Check to see if the top part of adjatator is moving grab the top of it turn back and forth it should turn the lower section in one direction but not the other.If it is not doing that and just spinning freely then your dogs are defective. cheap part and easy to replace do the test and get back for more info......Thanks for voting

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My ge washer does not wash, it just spins. Help me fix pls.


if you mean it does not adjatate that would be your adjatater coupler grab adjatater at bottom both sides pull adjatater up it will be hard but it will come. when that comes of you will see adjatater coupler remove bolt in center of it that part will pull up. now to replace that part ge changed it about 2 years ago when you get the new coupler you will need the new bolt. 'GE sells that coupler as a kit comes with the new bolt thats the way to go...if I helped you please vote if you need more help please ask good luck

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The washer will not adjatate the close when washing but when you push down on the adjatater it starts working


The dogs are likely bad.





The following advice is for replacing the “Agitator Dogs” on Kenmore and Whirlpool TOP LOADER style washing machines. This simple repair can save you a fortune in repair costs as the replacement parts are very inexpensive at a cost of less than $10. The replacement kit part number is 80040. You can order on line at various appliance parts websites, or use this part number and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer.

What are “Agitator Dogs”? These are small plastic pieces (usually 4) that are located under the agitator center cap that grip the agitator and turn it during the wash cycle. They can (and do) wear out dependent upon the use of the washer. If you are in the habit of doing large load sizes frequently, or wash large items such blankets or afghans, this can wear the teeth off and reduce the life of the agitator dogs.

SYMPTOMS REQURING REPLACEMENT: The agitator fails to turn during the wash cycle, or will not turn with a heavy load. The timer will run normally through all cycles, and you will be able to hear the gearcase (transmission) engage and run. The washer will also drain normally. The only indication that something is wrong will be the agitator slipping or not turning at all. The result will be clothes that do not wash properly and will sit on the bottom of the wash tub.

To replace the Agitator Dogs, follow these steps:


1.Remove the agitator center cap by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap.
2.If the agitator is equipped with an inner cap with a handle, remove this as well by pulling straight up.
3.Remove the center bolt of the agitator. You will have either a 7/16” hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8” to ½” ratchet adapter to remove.
4.Remove the agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up. Try to keep all the parts assembled while doing this, so do not pull too hard. This will make this repair much easier.
5.Place your hand over the top of the agitator and separate the upper portion of the agitator from the lower portion and turn the top half over in your hand. The agitator dog assembly will come out in your hand.
6.With the agitator dog assembly in your hand, lay the rest of the agitator aside. Pay careful attention to how the dogs are installed. Remove the worn dogs and reinstall new ones. It’s that simple.
7.With all the dogs replaced and the assembly still in your hand, place the upper part of the agitator over the top of it, upside down, ensuring the inner assembly tabs align correctly.
8.Now keep your hand over the agitator top to hold all the pieces together and turn the entire assembly over (upright position).
9.Carefully align and reinsert the upper portion of the agitator to the lower portion. Again, making sure the two pieces align correctly.
10.Place the entire agitator assembly back on the gearcase shaft and reinstall center nut. NOTE: DO NOT over tighten the nut, or the agitator will not spin correctly. Just make the nut snug. Reinstall center cap and inner cap (if equipped).

These instructions should give you the basics on how to perform this repair. Since there are various agitator types in use by Whirlpool and Kenmore, assembly can vary.

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GE WJSR2070B won't agitate


There is a drive block under your adjator. You must pull the adjator off. Get your fingers ( Man Friend LOL ) under edge of adjator & pull. You will see a plastic pat with screw in it . if you can spin with hand , replace it .

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Kenmore 110.92282100 won't adjatate with aload.


Does it spin? Or just an agitation issue. Sounds to me like you need a new clutch. The clutch is #5 and costs about 40.00.
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We have a kitchenaid model kaws850gq0 dont wash


dont reeally undserstand question, you can freely turn the agitator freely, in both directions??? with no resistance??? if so you need to replsce the agitator dogs, part number 80040, probly under $20, to replace youll need to remove the agitator form the tub( 7/16 bolt under the fabric softener cup "pop" it off with the palm of your hand!

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Sounds like the transmission is gone the thing you call the spinning mechanism is call the adjatator it should move left to right I can tell you right now to replace the dog ears if it is a kenmore washer they go bad all the time they cost about 5 dollars they are under the cap on top of the adjatator you will need to pull it off to do the job good luck Ron

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Kitchenaid top load wahing machine # YKAWE870BW1


You need to replace little gears called agitator dogs. Once agitator is removed pull top half of it off. Exposes the dog carrier.

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