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Agitator isnt working properly

My washing machine isn't agitating properly..the bottom of the agitater is fine but the center cylinder hardly moves...when I push down on the cylinder it works fine

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Hi, You will need to replace the agitator dog kit inside the agitator.
Remove the cap of the agitator and then remove the inside cap. You will need a 7/16" socket with a long extension to reach the bolt that holds the agitator in place.
Pull the agitator out and seperate the top half from the bottom half. The dog kit # is 285770.
I hope this helps you. If I can assist you further, please let me know.

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Posted on May 29, 2009

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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.
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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).
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Please let me know if this helps you at all or if I can assist you further,

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