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Fabric Softener Dispenser Broken

Whirlpool Cabrio Model # WTW6200SW2 Type 581

The Fabric Softener dispenser fell apart. It cracked around the edge where it connects to the agitator. Can I buy this one part and install?

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Part # 8566491 it runs around $50.00 and it just snaps into place you can find/order at http://www.whirlpool.com/catalog/parts_and_accessories.jsp  Or any local appliance parts distributor you can find in the yellow pages.

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