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SOURCE: agitator only works on bottom half. can I repair

if the clothes mover section on top quit,remove the detergent cup and with a 9/16" socket remove the bolt down inside,this will let you remove the clothes mover part,then you need to order the thrust bearing and dogs cam rebuild kit for this model

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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SOURCE: top half of agitator not working bottom part is

Hi, I'd suspect the agitator gears (dogs) are worn. You'll need to remove the top of the agitator, (the cap) and then the 9/16" or 1/2" bolt in the center...it may look nothing like a bolt, it may be a plastic block, but it still screws off counter-clockwise. Once you have the agitator unfastened, you'll expose the hub/retainer which hold's the gears in place. Now you need to install new dogs alone part # 80040 or what I'd recommend, part # 285751 as a kit with new hub too. These are common and availble at most brick & mortar parts depot's as well as on-line vendor's such as "repairclininc.com" or "searspartsdirect.com". Hope that help's, let me know if I can assist you further. Thank's for visitng "fixya" today. Please take a second to rate this solution & leave a testimony. Good luck, macmarkus :)

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Agitator won't move


Thes units have litlle plastic dogs that make the agitator agitate, and when they break it will stop.
Remove the agitator and inside there are 3 to 4 plastic dogs or ears and these are more than likely bad.
Pry the agitator cap off by inserting a screwdriver into the cap's notch

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)dcramer531_112.jpg

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How to take a whirlpool clothes washer agitator out of the washer to be replace


  • Pull the liquid softener dispenser off the top of the agitator. Pull the clear plastic cap out of the center of the agitator. Use a ratchet and socket set to remove the hex head bolt from the center of the agitator. Lift the top half of the agitator out of the washer. Pull the bottom half of the agitator straight up to remove it from the drive motor shaft, and remove the bottom half of the agitator from the Cabrio washer.

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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.

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    Top half of the agitator does not move during wash cycle. bottom half works OK. 90 series Kenmore. pop the cap off the agitator top, and find 4 cams that come out and touch the geared wheel but do not...


    you can replace them ,they are called dog ears, can get from your nearest appliance shop or you can order from Repairclinic.com, not a hard job to replace ,repair kit is about 15.00 bucks

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    Hi, Remove the cap on the agitator and locate the 7/16" bolt. Remove the bolt and the agitator will lift out. Seperate the agitator and replace the dog kit inside the upper half of the agitator.
    Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further.

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    Hi, You will need to replace the agitator dog kit inside the agitator.
    Remove the cap of the agitator and then remove the inside cap. You will need a 7/16" socket with a long extension to reach the bolt that holds the agitator in place.
    Pull the agitator out and seperate the top half from the bottom half. The dog kit # is 285770.
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    How to replace Whirlpool/Kenmore washer
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    Tools needed: Screwdriver, 3/8" drive ratchet wrench, 7/16" socket (older models), 3/8" drive to 1/2" adapter (newer models), long 3/8" drive extension, small amt liquid detergent
    1) Pry the agitator cap off by inserting a screwdriver into the cap’s notch
    2) Pull the inner cap (if present) off – most 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)
    (Recent models use a 1/2" square drive plastic nut – use a 3/8" X 1/2" ratchet adapter)

    4) On older models, grasp the bottom portion of the agitator and pull the entire ***’y off.
    (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 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 kit, regardless of the cam ***’y style. (Older 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)
    9) Reach around and pat yourself on the back! You just saved at least $75.00!

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    The parts are called agitator dogs,the top half of the agitator should pull away from the bottom half.

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