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Agitator Won't Work

I have a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II Model: LSQ8543JQ1, Serial: CL 0718595 Type: 111 and just within the last couple weeks it won't agitate unless you grab it at the top and help it. Then it stops again and shakes. What do you suggest to correct the problem? Thanks in advance, Matt

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Re: Agitator Won't Work

I not sure but sounds like u have a 2 piece agitator... sounds like gears in top of agitator is stripped.. you can replace them for few bucks ... if its a 2 piece agi.

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Re: Agitator Won't Work

You can buy the entire agitator assembly from here:

It looks like it is the lower agitator and the upper part with the cam pieces already put together. I couldn't see how to disassemble my top part in order to get to the cam. The plastic tabs are all worn down that connect the top part to the lower agitator part. By ordering the entire assembly it will cost more but will save me a big headache.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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