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Agitator will not make contact on every turn/hit and miss


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my agitator moves but then does not turn and after a couple of tries makes contact again like a slip and miss gear action.

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Hi, The dog kit is bad inside the agitator. Here is how to change them.
To replace the dog kit in the agitator, remove the top cap/rinse dispenser and the inner bolt cover. Remove the 7/16” bolt and lift the agitator out of the washer. Separate the 2 halfs of the agitator and replace the dog kit inside the upper part of the agitator.
Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further.

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Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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Pull the agitator out and inspect the block at the top of the post. It should not be split or the internal splines sheared. If everything looks good, it may have broken a gear inside the transmission. Not a cheap fix.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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**(((If the motor couple is in good condition, replace the agitator components and clutch assembly as well.)))


AGITATOR REMOVAL GUIDE



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Beneath the cap some agitators are secured in place by a bolt. Use a socket wrench with an extension to remove that bolt. Some Maytag's may have a screw near to the bottom of the agitator post that must be removed. Now try to lift the agitator straight up, possibly with a little back and forth rocking motion. Use caution when pulling, the agitator may come loose suddenly and hit you in the face or send you flying backward.

If the agitator is particularly stubborn, you can loop some rope under one side of the agitator at the bottom and then up over a broom handle. Now loop it again under the other side of the agitator and back up to the broom. Brace one end of the broom handle against the top of the washer and lift up on the other end. Double check that you have removed anything that may be securing the agitator in place. Do not use too much force or you may damage the washer cabinet, agitator or injure yourself.

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