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Whirlpool top load washing machine - agitator

The agitator won't move during the washing cycle and the it will not dispense the softener. When the machine is off you can spin the agitator freely with your hand.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    The agitator started making a noise like it was slipping and now only works intermittently. It will spin freely by hand clockwise and will turn counterclockwise by hand without much resistance.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    the base of the agitater works with machine the softner part spins by hand freely both ways

  • slhmdh Sep 29, 2008

    I have a whirlpool top load washing machine. The agitator is in two pieces.

    The base turns fine but the top dosent move. Several months ago we had a problem with it and I replaced installed the agitator dog repair kit. Thought everything was ok. Now it wont agitate again. Do I need to replace the top part of the agitator that the dogs go in. The parts house said I didnt but Im not to sure about that.



    Marlene

  • nyctco Nov 16, 2008

    i have a lsr8233e that just started to do the same thing what is the fix i repair cars and trucks so i can repair just about anything but i like to know whats in there before i rip in to it

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    I have the exact problem where the upper agitator will not spin, but the lower agitator is spinning fine. How do you remove the upper agitator to replce the broken part (agitator dogs). And where would they carry these parts. Thanks.



    Norm

  • nan_g Dec 16, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Kenmore 80 series washer. The upper agitator will not spin, but the lower agitator spins fine. I hear clicking noises and turns easily by hand. How do you remove the upper agitator to replace the broken part "agitator dogs"? I tried removing with no luck. Where would you purchase replacement parts. Thanks.

    Norm

  • yanci_morgan Apr 24, 2009

    I've replaced the 'dogs' in my agitator but can't figure out which way is up etc to reinstall it. they tech who put the dogs in didn't allow me to see how he took it apart and now he's too dumb to put it back together correctly. Can you help?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    top loading hotpoint washing machine wont agitate does everything else

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    it stopped during wash cycle, would not drain when advanced. I cannot move the agitator

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There are gears inside the agitator that are very cheap and relatively easy to change they are called agitator dogs. Dont forget to rate my solution as solved if i answered your question accurately.....Thanks!!

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When you say you've cleaned both parts - have you poured hot water in and seen it actually drain out of the top peice while it was removed from the agitator? Have you poured hot water into the agitator with the top peice removed and seen it drain out of the holes? If not, repeated flushing (of the agitator) and soaking (of the top peice) with hot water as needed until is drains may be required. Until you can get water to drain out of both peices alone, it will work automatically. Once you have the water draining try again with a regular load of laundry and fabric softener. If it still doesn't work...

Since you've cleaned both parts (the non-removable and removeable top portion) of the agitator - it would suggest that the fabric softener dispenser's actuator inside the agitator is not functioning properly. The fabric softener isn't being released in the rinse (or at all really) and as a result of the centrifugal forces during the high speed spin cycle - it is causes the fabric softener to move up the sides of the dispenser and spray out of the top of the agitator onto the rim. This may be caused a mechanical or electrical failure in the washer or washer control. It will continue to work like this until it is fixed - so I suggest that you do not use the dispenser.

You will likely need to have the washer professionally serviced to have it begin working again. You can save the repair costs and either add the fabric softener yourself during the rinse cycle - or use "dryer sheets" in the dryer instead.

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