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The following link explains how to replace agitator dogs on a top load washer manufactured by Whirlpool:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete model number (located on a nameplate around the wash tub opening) so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Agitator doesn't operate


Most likely, the agitator dogs are worn out. Part number 3366877 or 80040:

Agitator dogs 80040

The following YouTube video should help you out with removing and replacing them:



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Oct 22, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Replacing Agitator Dogs


The following advice is for replacing the Agitator Dogs on Kenmore and Whirlpool TOP LOADER style washing machines. This simple repair can save you a fortune in repair costs as the replacement parts are very inexpensive at a cost of less than $10.

The replacement kit part number is 80040. You can order on line at various appliance parts websites, or use this part number and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer.

What are Agitator Dogs? These are small plastic pieces (usually 4) that are located under the agitator center cap that grip the agitator and turn it during the wash cycle. They can (and do) wear out dependent upon the use of the washer. If you are in the habit of doing large load sizes frequently, or wash large items such blankets or afghans, this can wear the teeth off and reduce the life of the agitator dogs.

SYMPTOMS REQURING REPLACEMENT: The agitator fails to turn during the wash cycle, or will not turn with a heavy load. The timer will run normally through all cycles, and you will be able to hear the gearcase (transmission) engage and run. The washer will also drain normally. The only indication that something is wrong will be the agitator slipping or not turning at all. The result will be clothes that do not wash properly and will sit on the bottom of the wash tub.

To replace the Agitator Dogs, follow these steps:

1. Remove the agitator center cap by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap.

2. If the agitator is equipped with an inner cap with a handle, remove this as well by pulling straight up.

3. Remove the center bolt of the agitator. You will have either a 7/16” hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8” to ½” ratchet adapter to remove.

4. Remove the agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up. Try to keep all the parts assembled while doing this, so do not pull too hard. This will make this repair much easier.

5. Place your hand over the top of the agitator and separate the upper portion of the agitator from the lower portion and turn the top half over in your hand. The agitator dog assembly will come out in your hand.

6. With the agitator dog assembly in your hand, lay the rest of the agitator aside. Pay careful attention to how the dogs are installed. Remove the worn dogs and reinstall new ones. It’s that simple.

7. With all the dogs replaced and the assembly still in your hand, place the upper part of the agitator over the top of it, upside down, ensuring the inner assembly tabs align correctly.

8. Now keep your hand over the agitator top to hold all the pieces together and turn the entire assembly over (upright position).

9. Carefully align and reinsert the upper portion of the agitator to the lower portion. Again, making sure the two pieces align correctly.

10. Place the entire agitator assembly back on the gearcase shaft and reinstall center nut. NOTE: DO NOT over tighten the nut, or the agitator will not spin correctly. Just make the nut snug. Reinstall center cap and inner cap (if equipped).

These instructions should give you the basics on how to perform this repair. Since there are various agitator types in use by Whirlpool and Kenmore, assembly can vary. Just type in your COMPLETE washer model number and look under the Agitator Parts heading. I hope this information is found to be helpful.

on Dec 09, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool model# LSN7233 top part of agitator does not turn


Hello Tim,
The problem with it is the part in the top of agitator called agitator dogs are wore out and slipping. Its pretty easy to fix and inexpensive for the part thats needed as well. This youtube video will show you step by step how to relace the "dogs" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GQh8JLqVv8
the part number in the title of the video is exactly what you need, it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at

searspartsdirect.com
repairclinic.com
assueredparts,com
apdepot.com
appliancepartspros.com

I hope my answer has helped you to resolve the trouble with your washer,
Gene

Aug 05, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Agitator problems..


If the problem is just the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

Whirlpool manufactured washers use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.

If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. All these parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

Thank you for posting your model number. The part numbers you may need are as follows:

Item 10 - If just replacing the Agitator Dogs: 80040.
Item 9 - If replacing the entire Cam Assembly: 285809 (includes the Dogs and the Cam Thrust Bearing).
Item 22 - Spacer Thrust Bearing: 3951608

All these parts can be viewed under the "Agitator, Basket and Tub Parts" section of the parts resource websites I listed for you. The last digit of your model number is a "zero" (0), vice the letter "O".

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

May 26, 2010 | Whirlpool LSQ9030P Top Load Washer

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It leaves soap on the clothes after it goes thru the cycle and I noticed that the top part of the agitator doesn't move hardly. The washers model # is LSR8233JQO and the serial # is CK4729250, Type 111.


The agitator dogs (part # 80040) that grip and turn the top agitator to push the clothes into the bottom agitator during the wash cycle are worn and must be replaced. It costs about $5 and replacing it is an easy task to do.

Disconnect the power to the washer. Open the lid and remove the agitator cap by prying it with a flat-bladed screwdriver off the agitator top. Remove the 7/16 inch stud and seal holding the agitator to the shaft using a socket wrench with extension.

Lift the agitator off the shaft and pull the top agitator off the bottom agitator. Remove the cam that holds the agitator dogs from the top agitator.

Lay the cam upside down and install the agitator dogs on the slots. Hold the cam with the newly installed agitator dogs on one hand and the top agitator upside down on the other. Slide the cam up into the top agitator and turn the assembly in the upright position.

Align the cam and bottom agitator tabs and cut-outs and place the top agitator with the cam over the bottom agitator. Place the agitator assembly on the shaft and rotate it until the grooves match. Push the agitator down and reinstall the stud and seal. Do not over tighten the stud or the agitator will not spin properly.

Feb 10, 2010 | Dryers

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What is the degree of difficulty in replacing the set of agitator dogs in a Model 110.28812790 Kenmore washer?


Not hard at all, remove cap on top of agitator, remove bolt in center of agitator and pull auger stright up ( sometimes you have to pull hard) but it will unsnap off. Slide center peace out remove dogs then re assamble

Dec 22, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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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.

Oct 10, 2009 | Whirlpool LSN1000LW Top Load Washer

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Not agitating


does it have the dual agitator

Aug 06, 2009 | Amana NTW5205TQ Top Load Washer

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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

Jul 03, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool ultimate Care II problem


IF THE PROBLEM WITH THE AGITATOR IS THAT IT DOESNT HAVE THE POWER AS BEFORE IT SOUNDS LIKE THE AGITATOR DOGS NEED REPLACING.GOOD LUCK

Sep 10, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

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