Kenmore 80 Series does not agitate.
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The model and serial number tag will be under the lid at the back of the "lip/shroud" as you look from the front.
Based on your description, the problem is likely worn agitator dogs/gears. The new dogs alone part # 80040 or what I'd recommend, part # 285751 as a kit with new hub too. These are common and availble at most brick & mortar parts depot's as well as on-line vendor's.
You`ll need to remove the top of the agitator to replace them.
To remove the top cover of the agitator, it should lift off by prying up gently with a flat screwdriver or puddy knife.
Under this cap there actually is a screw/fastener,( bolt ) it just may or may not look anything like a typical screw. It could be a plastic piece with a square center and with the aid of a large flat screwdriver inserted in this location pressed into one of the corner`s in the square center (as to hold it still or turn it, I usually hold it still while turning the agitator) at the same time as holding the bottom of the agitator, turn it counter-clockwise and it will come loose. It may be the bolt style and in that case just remove the bolt and lift it out.
On Kenmore full size washer`s built by whirlpool there are one 2 types, ones with a 7/16" bolt holding it in place, and the type I described.
Thank`s for visiting FixYa. Good luck and let me know if I can assist you further.
Jul 15, 2010 |
Kenmore Washing Machines