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Have Kirkland ''Signature'' washer that's maybe 5 years old. It does not agitate. Pulled the top cap off , (and then the inner seal), looked inside to see what was going on down there and AAAAAhhhhh! Dogs not flying out to engage splines! What needs to be done? Should I buy the ''Agitator repair kit, medium length cam'', recommended on another site for a Whirlpool machine? (Spin cycle works fine!) Thanks, Glenn Fry

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Hi, Just replace the dogs. Once you remove the 7/16" bolt, the agitator will seperate.
The dogs are the same part# on all models.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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