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Model # is LSR8233EQO Top portion of the agitator seems loose and does not agitate properly?? Does is remove? It seems to unscrew??

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You have to replace the dog's in the top ov the agitator.the part# ror this part is WPL80040462.the cost is $ replace the dog's you nead to remove the fabrick sofeiner assembly from the top of the you nead to remove the top you nead to use a 7/16 socket to remove the bolt in the you nead to grab the agitator at the bottom and pull it yopu nead to seperate the top from the the agitator on the floor,put a foot on both side's of the bottom of the agitator and pull you the top portion of the agitator.turn top portion upside down and remove the will see the rubber dog's.replace the dog's and reverise the prossess.

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Top half of agitator not working seems the drive lugs have broken have taken it apart need to find where to get the parts from???

If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (such as Kenmore, Estate, and Roper) they use a split-agitator design like you've described. In most cases, agitator slippage is caused by worn agitator dogs, or a worn cam assembly. You can access these components by following these steps:

1. Remove the agitator center cap or softener dispenser 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 inch hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8 inch to ½ inch ratchet adapter to remove.

4. Remove the lower portion of 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 any repairs much easier.

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

6. With the cam assembly in your hand, pay careful attention to how everything is assembled. The cam asembly and associated parts usually wear with age and will cause the agitator to slip. If any of the cam assmebly parts appear worn, now is a good time to replace them. The entire assembly is usually sold as a kit for $20 or less.

7. When reassembling the agitator, carefully align and reinsert the upper portion of the agitator to the lower portion. Make sure the two pieces align correctly. If equipped with an inner cap, make sure it seats and seals properly. This provides an air gap to prevent water from rising in the agitator shaft and getting inside the transmission.

8. 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).

If any replacement parts are required, they can be purchased at any of the following websites:

It is often more cost effective to purchase the entire cam replacement kit as opposed to purchasing individual parts. The kit usually includes the agitator dogs, cam, cam thrust bearing and replacements washers/seals (depends on the model number). The agitator cam assembly should be listed under the agitator parts listing. If you have questions, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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How do you change the dogs on a kenmore washer?

You unscrew the agitator from the top. Up it comes after a bolt is removed. Takes a long extension.
There are several tabs that need to go back in PROPERLY, so get LOTS of light and do not force anything.
I build the dogs on the remaining portion of the agitator and carefully press the top agitator in place. It will not bottom if any tab is not in place, do not force, coax.

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How do you tighten or remove the agitator?

Please follow the steps bellow to remove or open the agitator. It would be highly appreciated if you could mention the make or model of the washing machine.
Unscrew the agitator cap.
Pull up on the agitator.
Fill the tub halfway with hot water if it won't come loose. Sometimes the heat helps release it.
Tap on a small block of wood pressed up against the top of the agitator if it still won't release.
Replace the old one with a new agitator of the same model.
Thank You for contacting

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Bottom portion of agitator works, the top portion does not

Pry the agitator top off with a screwdriver (in the little slot provided)and remove the part with a 7/16" socket. Lift out the top part of the agitator and replace the four plastic dogs with parts from for $4.95 plus shipping.
I am replacing mine for the second time in 18 years. John

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Agitator dogs stipped

the way to do this depends on if it is a dual action or triple action agitatior.
dual action
- Remove fabric softner dispenser
-pull off plastic cap with flat blade screwdriver
- bolt is under plastic cap 7/16"
triple action (bounces up and down)
remove fabric softenr and plastic cap
with a 1/2" drive socket extention, put into square hole and unscrew spring assembly. once unscrewed top portion of agitator will come off

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pull cap off top of agitator remove round cover underneath remove bolt in middle holding agitator down pull agitator up and out pull top portion off by holding bottom half down and pulling top part straight up in center of top part are what are known as agitator dogs either black or tan replace them they are probably worn whirpool part #80040

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