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Agitator only turns clockwise (Whirlpool top load)

During the wash cycle where the agitator is supposed to agitate, it only turns clockwise and does not do the back and forth agitating like it is supposed to.

all other aspects of the wash cycle works correctly (spin, rinse, drain, etc.

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You will need to replace the dogs under the agitator, they are pretty easy. Just pop the cap, take out the center bolt, remove it the dogs are 4 teeth looking items.

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