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Model # RAS8245 - the top portion of the agitator will not spin unless I physically put pressure on it. The bottom works with no problem, just the top.

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110.23032102 shows as a kenmore model number. I couldn't find a matching part number, so we'll work off the assumption that it is the model number. That being the case, if just the top portion of the agitator does not work, you are likely looking at and agitator dog problem. Yes, it's a silly name for the part, but that is what it says right on the manufactures replacement part. While you are in there, I would also recommend replacing your thrust spacer as well as they get brittle over time. So, once you have part numbers 80040 (agitator dogs) and 8055228 (thrust spacer), here's how to swap them out. First remove your fabric softner dispenser. It should have a blueish/ green ring around it. The ring locks it in place. Lift the ring and the dispenser will lift off. Next, as you look down under where the dispenser was, you will see clear plastic with a black rubber ring around it. There are 2 tabs sticking out of the top of it, just grab these (needle nose pliers would make it easier) and pull it up. Under that you will find a bolt (7/16" if I remember correctly) Remove the bolt and the whole agitator can lift out now. If only the top half comes off, don't worry about it. the bottom half can stay without a problem. As a matter of fact, the thrust spacer sits between the 2 halves. Now, the area where the bolt came out is a seperate piece. It may or may not be held in by two white plastic tabs at the bottom. If it is, just work the tabs off with a small flat head screwdriver. Once this piece is seperated, you will now see your agitator dogs. There is a ring holding them on from the bottom. Slide the ring off and replace all 4 dogs. Wipe any extra fabric softner and shavings from the previous dogs out. Re-assemble in reverse. .

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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There are 3 plastic dogs that have teeth. They become worn smooth and will not engage the agitator. Change these for about $12 and you will be back in business.


Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 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 RepairClinic.com http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-110.82870820-%3d%3dc201 for $4.95 plus shipping.
I am replacing mine for the second time in 18 years. John

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: bottom agitating, but top freely spins

You need to get an agitator repair kit. Remove the cap on the agitator. Some have a second inside plastic cover/cap. You will need a long extension and rachet and 1/2" socket to remove the hold down bolt. Remove and replace the parts with the kit parts. Replace the cover. 10 minute repair... online kit is about $13.00.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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Sorry but all the dogs do is make both pieces of your agitator turn in one direction but not the other. If they are bad the top part of your agitator will not work correctly.
There is a clutch on the bottom of your Maytag, You will need to adjust it to make it spin. It's real tricky and detailed. Long story short. You will need a set of allen wrenches to loosen the bolt in the center that holds the cam on the bottom of the shaft. Tilt your machine back. Look in the center of the shaft, you should see a plastic cap. Pry it off. You then should see a allen head screw. Take it out being careful not to let the piece (Cam) move that it is holding on. Now ease the cam away from the shaft until you can turn it counter clock wise. Only turn it about 1/10th turn. It will not take much from what you stated earlier. I would say if you think about a clock face hour hand. Turn it one hour back or counter clock wise. Put ellen screw back and tighten. Replace the cap and sit your washer down. You should be good to go.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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Top portion agitator not working - Kenmore 110.27812692


If the bottom agitates and not the top, the problem is likely the 4 "agitator dogs" designed to allow the top agitator to turn only one way.

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:


http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=110.27812692

and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Look at the section on the Sears site for Agitator, basket and tub.

See the part "Dog, agitator "

Remove the fabric softener unit, lift the top agitator cap (use a screwdriver) and you should see a plastic part in the center of the top agitator with a 1/2" square drive.

Remove the drive and lift off the top agitator. Turning it over you should see the 4 "dogs", replace these and the top agitator should turn in one direction only.

Replace the 1/2" drive, the cap and fabric softener unit and the top agitator should work.

Also see the following illustrated description of the above.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=136&osCsid=0da65cea0e338fe930b1fde153a243f0

Apr 27, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Upper portion of Whirlpool agitator not turning


Your agitator dogs are worn out. Remove the agitator and seperate the upper section from the lower section. There are 4 small teardrop shaped pieces that are the agitator dogs. They have either come apart over time or at least the teeth have worn off them.
Post back with any questions. Please verify the model number. I couldn't pull up a parts list for it. I know the last digit should be a 0 (zero) instead of an o.
Thanks/Mike

Jan 07, 2008 | Washing Machines

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80-series w/ broken top agitator


There is a video at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html that will walk you thru the replacement of the agitator dogs, this is a common problem with this style washer.

Mar 28, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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The agitator (upper portion) will not spin. If I


If the bottom agitates and not the top, the problem is likely the 4 "agitator dogs" designed to allow the top agitator to turn only one way.

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Look at the section on the Sears site for Agitator, basket and tub.

See the part "Dog, agitator "

Remove the fabric softener unit, lift the top agitator cap (use a screwdriver) and you should see a plastic part in the center of the top agitator with a 1/2" square drive.

Remove the drive and lift off the top agitator. Turning it over you should see the 4 "dogs", replace these and the top agitator should turn in one direction only.

Replace the 1/2" drive, the cap and fabric softener unit and the top agitator should work.

Also see the following illustrated description of the above.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=136&osCsid=0da65cea0e338fe930b1fde153a243f0

Mar 02, 2010 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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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??


you have to replace the dog's in the top ov the agitator.the part# ror this part is WPL80040462.the cost is $4.62.to replace the dog's you nead to remove the fabrick sofeiner assembly from the top of the agitator.next you nead to remove the top cap.now you nead to use a 7/16 socket to remove the bolt in the agitator.now you nead to grab the agitator at the bottom and pull it up.now yopu nead to seperate the top from the bottom.place the agitator on the floor,put a foot on both side's of the bottom of the agitator and pull up.now you the top portion of the agitator.turn top portion upside down and remove the cam.you will see the rubber dog's.replace the dog's and reverise the prossess.

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The Top portion of the Agitator won't spin.


This is a very simple fix, that's inexpensive and requires no special tools. It sounds like you need to replace your agitator dogs. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r823955-replacing_agitator_dogs

The dogs are part of the agitator cam assembly under the auger (top portion). These little plastic pieces do wear out with age, causing the slippage you are talking about. Replacements are available at appliancepartspros.com for about $5. For a little bit more, you can purchase the entire cam replacement kit (which includes the dogs, cam and seals) for around $11 or $12. Use your model number to begin your search criteria and locate these parts under the "Agitator Parts" section.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Aug 19, 2009 | Washing Machines

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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 RepairClinic.com http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-110.82870820-%3d%3dc201 for $4.95 plus shipping.
I am replacing mine for the second time in 18 years. John

Jun 05, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Agitator spins in one direction


The purpose of the upper portion of the agitator is to push the clothes in a downward motion. As the agitator moves the dogs grab and on the backward srtroke the top portion rotates a quarter turn. In the spin mose the agitator only goes in one direction or your clothes would be torn to shreads.As the washer rotates back and forth, the dogs grab the inner walls of the upper agitator and that forces the clothes into a downward movement to the bottom of the tub. These dogs will wear out. To test whether or not these are bad just grab the agitator while in wash mode. The dogs should advance the top portion easily. If not then they are worn out. To replace them you must remove the agitator and sit it on the floor. Hold the base down with your feet and yank the top upwards. After seperating the 2 pieces you simply install the new dogs and line up the bottom with the top being careful not to break the little tabs on the bottom agitator that hold the top in place.

Dec 22, 2008 | Kenmore 22422 Top Load Washer

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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

Aug 28, 2008 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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