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The top portion of my washer wont agitate. it spins freely

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Replace the agitator dogs then it will. If you need help with that please contact me and I will help you Whirlpool authorized

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SOURCE: Washer does not spin

Hi, There are several causes for this problem. Check these.


  • No spin at all: the lid switch is fried. You test it with your meter.                                  There will be a motor which spins the washing machine's drum.                                              If you don't hear the motor running, then its the lid switch which would have been broken and needs replacing. A bad lid switch wil interrupt the spin cycle.

  • In the Whirlpool washers, a common problem is that the lid plunger stops making contact with the lid switch. Use a pen to manually press the lid switch actuator (with the lid up, duh). If the washer spins...well, you know the rest.

  • Older (belt-drive) Whirlpool: the spin solenoid is burned out or has cut wires. Ohm out that solenoid (20-30 ohms) and test with a test cord. Make sure the wires are intact by giving them a little tug. If this is OK, you may need to adjust/replace the basket drive.



  • Timer is fried. On older timers, it's sometimes possible to run an external jumper to replace the bad internal contacts. Usually, however, the entire timer must be replaced. The only way to confirm is to use your meter and wiring diagram.

These are the causes that have to be inspected. You can also visit this site www.whirlpool.com/custserv/index.jsp

Hope my info solves your problem, Thanx for using fixya, Good luck.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Fills but will not agitate, spin, or drain, motor sounds strained

i have a whirlpool that go threw a wash cycle, but will not shin out the water

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

Maytag317
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SOURCE: whirlpool top loader washer not agitating

Hi, Do you know if the lower half of the agitator is working? THere is a dog kit that might need replaced in the agitator to get the top half to work. If neither half agitates, there is probably a transmission issue. Start the washer with no laundry in it and see if either sections of the agitator work.
I hope this helps you.

Vic

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

EllaWatson25
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SOURCE: Whirlpool topload filss, will not agitate, spin or drain.

This sounds like you need a new motor coupling and an agitator repair kit on this unit. We have parts and will be happy to assist you with your repair.

When you purchase your parts through us, we provide part removal/installation instructions.

You may contact us at:

WWW.Accurate-Appliance-Service.com

We look forward to working with you and hope this gets your washer in good working order again.

Have a great evening, Ella

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Wash is not agitating properly. Top portion of

inside the agitator there is a set of 4 gears that make the top part of the agitator go back and forth pull off the top and remove the nut inside pull on the very bottom of the complete part then take the top part of the agitator apart from the bottom the install the new new gears by replacing the old ones reassemble and it will work properly

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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Washer wont agitate or spin


Depending on the brand of washing machine, the agitator may be a single piece unit or a two piece dual action agitator. If the single piece agitator or the lower portion of a dual agitator does not oscillate back and forth during the wash cycle, or if the agitator can be turned on the transmission shaft, then the spline may be damaged and the agitator may need to be replaced. Most agitators are held in place with a bolt that threads into the top of the transmission shaft and is located below the softener dispenser or top cover. Some models use a small set screw in the barrel of the agitator just above the base to secure the agitator to the shaft, while some will use a rubber o-ring to provide a tight fit. When the retaining device is removed you should be able to lift the agitator from the shaft.

Aug 03, 2017 | KitchenAid Washing Machines

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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. If you get confused and require further assistance, please refer to my profile at http://www.fixya.com/users/jsrock516 and use the “Ask Me” feature. For excellent diagrams to assist in reassembly you can also refer to the searspartsdirect.com website. Just type in your COMPLETE washer model number and look under the Agitator Parts heading. I hope this information is found to be helpful.

on Aug 18, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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My washer fills with water,wont agitate but spins and drains


The agitate is a slow speed on a two speed motor. That said, there are several things
which can cause this. I have seen a bad connection on a motor plug do this.
This can often be seen as a dark spot on the semi- clear connectors.

Also a missing point on the timer (They can burn shut and pull off the contact). One way
to test the timer is to see if the washer will agitate on other cycle settings.

Third would be the motor itself. I haven't seen a partial failure ever.

One last thought, If you have a two piece agitator, the "Dog Agits" may be bad,
If you can grab the upper portion of the agitator and it turns freely back an forth, then
they have worn out. They are about 4 dollars. Take off the top plug/softener cap and there is a
bolt (usually 7/16th) that unscrews. Loosen this bolt counter clockwise and remove upper
assembly, The center part containing the agits can be removed and should be very
obvious as to their reassembly. Hope this helps.

Mar 10, 2011 | GE WDSR2080D Top Load Washer

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80-series w/ broken top agitator


There is a video at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html that will walk you thru the replacement of the agitator dogs, this is a common problem with this style washer.

Mar 28, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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The Top portion of the Agitator won't spin.


This is a very simple fix, that's inexpensive and requires no special tools. It sounds like you need to replace your agitator dogs. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

The dogs are part of the agitator cam assembly under the auger (top portion). These little plastic pieces do wear out with age, causing the slippage you are talking about. Replacements are available at appliancepartspros.com for about $5. For a little bit more, you can purchase the entire cam replacement kit (which includes the dogs, cam and seals) for around $11 or $12. Use your model number to begin your search criteria and locate these parts under the "Agitator Parts" section.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Aug 19, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Bottom agitating, but top freely spins


You need to get an agitator repair kit. Remove the cap on the agitator. Some have a second inside plastic cover/cap. You will need a long extension and rachet and 1/2" socket to remove the hold down bolt. Remove and replace the parts with the kit parts. Replace the cover. 10 minute repair... online kit is about $13.00.

Aug 03, 2009 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Upper portion of agitator not working


This is commonly attributed to worn agitator dogs. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

The part number is included in the instructions I provided for you. You can find replacements at appliancepartspros.com for about $5.

If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: When re-installing the agitator, do not over tighten. This may damage the agitator and/or restrict its movement. Tighten until snug.

Jul 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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Agitator spins in one direction


The purpose of the upper portion of the agitator is to push the clothes in a downward motion. As the agitator moves the dogs grab and on the backward srtroke the top portion rotates a quarter turn. In the spin mose the agitator only goes in one direction or your clothes would be torn to shreads.As the washer rotates back and forth, the dogs grab the inner walls of the upper agitator and that forces the clothes into a downward movement to the bottom of the tub. These dogs will wear out. To test whether or not these are bad just grab the agitator while in wash mode. The dogs should advance the top portion easily. If not then they are worn out. To replace them you must remove the agitator and sit it on the floor. Hold the base down with your feet and yank the top upwards. After seperating the 2 pieces you simply install the new dogs and line up the bottom with the top being careful not to break the little tabs on the bottom agitator that hold the top in place.

Dec 22, 2008 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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Kenmore electronic 90 series washer


easy easy you need agitator dogs thats right the official name of the part is agitator dogs! 5 dollar part can chat you through the fix

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