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Adjetator (sp) isn't spinning properly .

I have an RAL5144AWO top load model. The Adjetator isn't spinning properly. It feels very loose as I can hand turn it very easily.

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    Kenmore Model # 22956. Top half of agitator appears to be loose. Will not agitate steadily. Can put light pressure with hand on top and it seems to work properly but I can't stand there with my hand on it. Bottom part works. Is there an easy way to get agitator off ? Something seems to be stripped.Thanks for any help. WJA

    email : jaaronpm@bellsouth.net

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The agitator dogs (little dog ear gears) are stripped. This is a very easy fix and the new dogs are very cheap. Go down to an appliance part store and ask them for agitator dogs for a direct drive whirlpool washer. Ill help too with installtion

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