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I have a Whirlpool washer model LA8860XW00. Agitation has stopped working & agitator free-wheels now & will not catch. Thoughts? Max

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Washer making loud noise during agitation. Agitator appears to be very loose

Does anyone have the name or part number of the piece that needed to be replaced that help stop makes all that noise?

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Ultimate Care II Plus Washer Model: LSQ9264HZ0

The washer fills with water, but no agitation or spin. What's wrong???

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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SOURCE: whirlpool washer wtw5200sq0 fills with water and

instead of timer soinds like a faulty lid switch, the unit not recognizing the door is closed so will only fill with water

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Agitator does minimal agitation

Hi Omni,
The Agitator "dogs"/cams have given up the ghost and need to be replaced. Access to them is easy. Before starting the repair, have this part in hand.

Here's a tool list;
1.) small flat screwdriver (to remove the top part of the agitator)
2.) 3/8" ratchet
3.) 8" X 3/8" extension (for the ratchet)
4.) 7/16" socket

Take a gander at this pic... you'll be going after #10 'cause that's the problem.
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All you gotta do is remove the top parts from the agitator to access it. See #2 in the diagram? That's the bolt holding the agitator to the transmission shaft. Remove that, then lift the whole agitator out of the tub. Now place the agitator on the floor and put both of your feet on the base. Now lift the agitator (#3) off the base (#4). Place one of your hands into the opening of the top of the agitator (to hold the cam (#9) in place) then turn the agitator over. The cam will slide right out.

Now you'll see the cam "dogs"... little white curved plastic doo-hickeys. All you gotta do now is install the new cam assy. and rebuild the agitator! Cool, huh? All it takes is about $15 bucks in parts and ~20 minutes.

Let me know if you have further questions. And don't forget to rate my solution as "FixYa"! Thanks, BB

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Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer fills with water and stops

Lid switch. Push down on lid.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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