Question about Washing Machines
Three out of 4 blades of the central agitator have snapped off over time and I would like to replace the agitator but find it hard to get the part.
You go to a local appliance parts store
Bring your make,model & serial #
Posted on Nov 06, 2014
Testimonial: "I have brought the the above information to the appliance store where I originally bought the washing machine....they checked it out but said that the model/make is no longer being manufactured so I got no joy there. Also note I live in the Irish midlands and it is not always easy to access the bigger appliance shops. Another tendency is that fewer appliance stores are not stocking top-loading washing machines which I find rather disappointing as I would gladly buy a new machine..."
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2) Pull the inner cap (if present) off - many Whirlpool machines use this inner cap, with a handle, to gain access to the center bolt
3) Remove the bolt in the center of the agitator (earlier models used a 7/16" hex-head steel bolt)
On older models, grasp the bottom portion of the agitator and pull the entire assembly out of the washer. (Some recent models allow just the top portion's removal to access these 'dogs')
5) Older models - place the agitator on the floor, and, standing carefully on the bottom portion, pull the top half off. Turn it over, and the dogs will be accessible for replacement.
6) Newer model dogs can be replaced once just the ratchet ***'y is removed. There are several versions currently in use, but most can be replaced without removing the bottom agitator half. All '4-dog' versions use the 285770 (or #80040) kit, regardless of the cam ***'y style. (Really old agitators, rarely seen now, used a pair of 2 larger dogs, which are a different part number)
7) On older versions, be careful to align the two tabs when inserting the upper ***'y back onto the agitator bottom half. When these are aligned, they will friction-fit the two halves together, making it easier to reinstall the ***'y. Handle it only by the bottom half to prevent pulling the top half off when reinstalling.
8) Lightly lubricate the agitator cap's rubber gasket using a bit of dishwasher detergent, and push it back into place. (On the Whirlpools with an inner cap, lube that cap's o-ring too - makes it easier to snap into place)
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