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Our whirlpool wtw5100vqo agitator doesn't work I already replaced the agitator dogs

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No agitation or spin? try these:

Motor Coupling If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and
Drive Belt If the washer won't spin or agitate, check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't spin or agitate properly.

Drive Motor If the washer won't spin or agitate the drive motor might be defective. This is not common. Check all of the other related parts to this symptom before replacing the motor. If the motor is visibly burned out or physically damaged, replace it.

Stator Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the stator assembly might be burned out. The stator is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the stator burns out the washer won't spin or agitate. Check the stator for continuity. This part is often misdiagnosed.

Transmission or clutch assembly not engaging due to going out or slipping.


Door or Lid Latch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't spin or agitate the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

Motor Control Board If the washer won't spin or agitate the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: agitator dogs

it is really tricky. i hope this would help you do it.

http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIY285770pf.htm

tnx 4 using fixya,

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Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: replacing the agitator dogs in a Kenmore 80 series washer

Hi, Remove the cap on the agitator and then remove the inside cover. There is a 7/16" bolt under the inside cover. Remove the bolt and the agitator will lift out. Seperate the 2 pieces of the agitator and replace the dogs. You might have to use a flat blade screw drive and punch out the 4 tabs around the bolt hole in the agitator if this applies.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: How to remove agitator cam from the upper part of the agitator?

Had same problem with my washer. Check to see if there are little plastic tags holding top/bottom of agitator. after replacing dogs just ensure that you realign with tags so they do not break off.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool LSN1000LW0 Washer. How do I

remove the fabric softner assemble.if ther is a plastic cover remove it remove 1/2 bolt and reach down under agitator up. put agitator on the floor.put a foot on both side's of the bottom of the agitator.place a hand on both side's of top part of agitator and pull up.turn top agitator upside down and the dog's should come out along with the holder.replace the dog's.to put holder and dog's back in top agitatoruse your 1/2 socket and exstention.place the 1/2 bolt in socket and place holder and dog's on bolt.turn top agitator upside down and feed holder and dog's up in top agitator.holding socket and exstention in top agitator,rotate top agitator down holding dog's and holder in with socket and exstention.place top agitator over bottom agitator and line up the two aliment ear's on bottom agitator and use exstention to push top agitator down on bottom agitator.place agitator back on transmition shaft and replace 1/2 bolt.replace plastic cover and fabric softner assembly.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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SOURCE: How to separate auger from agitator. whirlpool ultimate care II

When you look down into the agitator, are there 4 white plastic points that look slightly melted or otherwise deformed? If so, using a small flat head screw and a small hammer, separate the white plastic from the surrounding translucent plastic. Once you've done that, it should easily pull apart.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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HOW DO YOU RELACE THE DOGS?


Replacing the dogs in most auger/agitators is kind of tricky, do to the fact that they heat seal most of the components together. Personally I have both failed and suceeded attemping this. As well it is quite hard to explain how to do without actually being there, it is fairly straight forward, Basically the dogs are inside the agitator so that when the agitation begins the back and forth action, it doesn't simply spin the agitator around and around, free spinning, or not at all, so the dogs catche and releases the splines inside the body of the agitator so your clothes are "agitated" to the point of getting clean. With that said, the most efficient way of dealing with this problem is by getting the agitator dog assembly, I looked up your model number and I believe that the part number you're seeking is 285811 agitator cam kit. Please contact if you have any questions.

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Upper portion of Whirlpool agitator not turning


Your agitator dogs are worn out. Remove the agitator and seperate the upper section from the lower section. There are 4 small teardrop shaped pieces that are the agitator dogs. They have either come apart over time or at least the teeth have worn off them.
Post back with any questions. Please verify the model number. I couldn't pull up a parts list for it. I know the last digit should be a 0 (zero) instead of an o.
Thanks/Mike

Jan 07, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Bottom agitator spins but top doesn't catch


you have worn dogs and they need to be replaced,remove the top of the agitator where you put the fabric softener,just pull it up,then pull up the cover and remove the 7/16 inch screw and sepatate the agitator,you can pull the whole agitator out of the washer and work on it and then replace the dogs,go here and you can see the parts and price http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Whirlpool-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-LSQ9549LW3/1198/0153200/W0312163/00003?blt=06&prst=&shdMod= and watch this video on how to change them out,hope this helps and GO PATRIOTSyou want the agitator cam kit part number 285809 and it's around 15 dollars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GQh8JLqVv8

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The agitator doesn't seem to turn.


Hello,

If only your experiencing a agitate problem and your washer spins ok the most likely problem is going to be with the little thing that fit inside of the upper barrel of the agitator called the dogs that are worn out and not catching.

This tip i wrote is about replacing the agaitator dogs.
http://www1.fixya.com/support/r10294924-top_part_agatator_isnt_turning_top_load


GENE

Sep 28, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Whirlpool washer agitator not working


You most likely need to replace the dogs in the agitator, two piece agitator design. It should spin one way and catch the other on the teeth of the dogs. It will spin freely either way when the dogs are wore out. This is for the top half of the agitator, bottom is fitted to transmission shaft. You pop the top cover, remove the 7/16 bolt and both halves together to change dogs of agitator. Pull halves apart to change dogs. Fairly simple.

Jul 31, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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The upper part of the agitater doesn't agitate during the cycle and spins freely when the machine is off


Hello,
as it seems you know the dogs need replacing and this youtube video i have a ttached will show you step by step how to do that


http://youtu.be/0GQh8JLqVv8

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Whirlpool top loading cloths washer agitator is loose when it should be turning. how do i tighten it?


Sounds like you might have bad agitator dogs. Remove the agitator cap, theres a 5/16th bolt that needs to be removed then the top of agitator comes off. The dogs are 4 little gears with teeth on them, when they get worn the top half of the agitator doesn't move.

May 09, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Need to replace the agitator dogs and can't remove the mover from the bottom section


Direct drive Whirlpool washing machines use a two piece agitator. In-between the two pieces there are cogs, sometimes referred to as "dogs," which will wear out. When the dogs start to wear, you will notice a clicking sound and the top agitator will not move as it should. When you learn how to replace the agitator dogs on a Whirlpool washing machine, you can have your Whirlpool working correctly again. Agitator dogs are available at appliance repair facilities.

* 1

Disconnect the Whirlpool washer from the wall outlet. Open the washer lid to access the agitator.

* 2

Insert a flathead screwdriver in the notch in the agitator cap. Twist the screwdriver to pop the agitator cap off of the agitator. If your model has an inner cap, remove the inner cap by pulling up on the handle and removing it from the agitator.

* 3

Use a socket wrench to remove the bolt in the center of the agitator. Most Whirlpool washers use a 7/16-inch bolt to secure the agitator.

* 4

Grab the bottom of the agitator with both hands and pull it straight up out of the wash tub. Do not have your face directly over the agitator. If it is stuck or pops up too quickly you could injure yourself.

* 5

Set the agitator on the floor and carefully place your feet on each side of the agitator. Grasp the top of the agitator and pull the top half of the agitator off of the bottom half. Turn the top half over to access the dogs.

* 6

Use needle nose pliers to pull the dogs out of the agitator. Install the replacement dogs into the agitator according to the specifications given the manufacturer.

* 7

Set the top half of the agitator back on to the bottom half. Make sure to align the two tabs together between the halves so that they will friction fit. Grab the bottom of the agitator and apply a thin coat of dishwashing detergent on the rubber gasket on the bottom using your finger.

* 8

Set the agitator back into the wash tub and secure it using the retaining bolt. If your model had an inner cap, set the inner cap back into the agitator until it snaps into place.

* 9

Place the top of the agitator into place and press down until it locks into place.

Mar 21, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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The top part of the aggatator does not turn


Washer has trouble agitating... Check the agitator dogs inside the top of the agitator, they are bad for wearing out, sometimes the agitator may only agitate one way when the dogs are worn out. This is an instruction sheet that came with the last parts I ordered for a Whirlpool/Inglis style direct drive washer agitator. If you need to replace your agitator dogs, please see this link for some repair aid.


Replace the dogs its a easy fix for you

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