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My agitator dosent spin anymore the bottom part still does

Might it be agitator ears

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Good day,
If what your referring to is the agitator isn't performing properly, then if it's a split agitator, it is usually the "dogs" that have failed.
Here is an excellent tutorial on replacing them.
You will need ordinary hand tools and at least one long ratchet extension.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5wIN1J70-Y&feature=player_embedded#

Posted on May 01, 2010

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.26842692

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