Question about Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

The top portion of the agitator does not work. The bottom portion does agitate.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 170 Answers

Set of dogs

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

mikedurland
  • 481 Answers

SOURCE: Agitator LXR 7144 washing machine

it just needs an agitator repair kit <$20. aa26909.jpg

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

Lumpy816
  • 246 Answers

SOURCE: Top Portion of agitator does not work

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

WRMtech
  • 70 Answers

SOURCE: top half of agitator turns free (does not agitate)

You will need a set of agitator dogs. Pull off your agitator cap and look under it, you will see 4(four)small tabs that catch and release the top 1/2 of the agitator.

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

  • 1 Answer

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

jsrock516
  • 5911 Answers

SOURCE: Top portion of agitator just sits. Cams worn but can't remove

The following link explains how to disassemble the agitator to access the cam components:

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

In most cases, the small cam "teeth", called "dogs" wear out due to normal wear and tear and require replacement. I have included the part number in the link provided. Replacements can be purchased at appliancepartspros.com for about $5. If you need an illustration to assist you, searspartsdirect.com has some excellent exploded view diagrams that you can use for reference.

If you have any questions about this repair, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for the info and especially the link on disassembly. "

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Agitator won't move


Thes units have litlle plastic dogs that make the agitator agitate, and when they break it will stop.
Remove the agitator and inside there are 3 to 4 plastic dogs or ears and these are more than likely bad.
Pry the agitator cap off by inserting a screwdriver into the cap's notch

2) Pull the inner cap (if present) off - many Whirlpool machines use this inner cap, with a handle, to gain access to the center bolt

3) Remove the bolt in the center of the agitator (earlier models used a 7/16" hex-head steel bolt)
On older models, grasp the bottom portion of the agitator and pull the entire assembly out of the washer. (Some recent models allow just the top portion's removal to access these 'dogs')

5) Older models - place the agitator on the floor, and, standing carefully on the bottom portion, pull the top half off. Turn it over, and the dogs will be accessible for replacement.

6) Newer model dogs can be replaced once just the ratchet ***'y is removed. There are several versions currently in use, but most can be replaced without removing the bottom agitator half. All '4-dog' versions use the 285770 (or #80040) kit, regardless of the cam ***'y style. (Really old agitators, rarely seen now, used a pair of 2 larger dogs, which are a different part number)

7) On older versions, be careful to align the two tabs when inserting the upper ***'y back onto the agitator bottom half. When these are aligned, they will friction-fit the two halves together, making it easier to reinstall the ***'y. Handle it only by the bottom half to prevent pulling the top half off when reinstalling.

8) Lightly lubricate the agitator cap's rubber gasket using a bit of dishwasher detergent, and push it back into place. (On the Whirlpools with an inner cap, lube that cap's o-ring too - makes it easier to snap into place)dcramer531_112.jpg

Apr 18, 2011 | Kenmore 24042 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Wash is not agitating properly. Top portion of agitator does not spin and the clothes do not roll over well. Does seem to have a lower unit noise when agitating. Any ideas? thank you, Jeff


inside the agitator there is a set of 4 gears that make the top part of the agitator go back and forth pull off the top and remove the nut inside pull on the very bottom of the complete part then take the top part of the agitator apart from the bottom the install the new new gears by replacing the old ones reassemble and it will work properly

Aug 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

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

3 Answers

Top half of the agitator does not move during wash cycle. bottom half works OK. 90 series Kenmore. pop the cap off the agitator top, and find 4 cams that come out and touch the geared wheel but do not...


you can replace them ,they are called dog ears, can get from your nearest appliance shop or you can order from Repairclinic.com, not a hard job to replace ,repair kit is about 15.00 bucks

Jan 30, 2010 | Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Agitator not working properly...lower part works while the upper part just sits there not turning


you nead to replace the dogs in the top portion of the agitator.first remove the fabric soffiner despencer from the top of the agitator,next there may be a plactice cover that you nead to remove,next you nead to remove the 7/16 bolt and pull up on the bottom of the agitator and remove the agitator and place it on the floor,put a foot on both sides of the bottom of the agitator,next you nead to grab the top of the agitator and pull up and remove the top of the agitator.place your hand inside the top of the agitator and turn it upside down and remove the dog assembly.replace the rubber dogs and reassemble the agitator and reinstall the agitator.

Dec 31, 2009 | Whirlpool Estate TAWS750PQ 27-Inch Washer

1 Answer

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.

Oct 05, 2009 | Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer

1 Answer

My whirlpool ultimate care 2 washer works great, however, the agitator misses and clicks before it catches up


Is this a two piece agitator? You may just need dogs, they are inside the agitator. Rotate the top of the agitator back and forth, top should engage the bottom portion when turning counter clockwise.

Jun 19, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

Agitator top is not engaged to the bottom part


This problem is generally caused by worn agitator dogs which are part of the agitator cam under the top portion. The dogs act as a clutch to drive the upper portion of the agitator. The do wear out with age and require periodic replacement. The following link explains:

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

This is a very simple problem that can easily be repaired by the average do-it-yourselfer for very little money. Replacement parts can be purchased on line at searpspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Agitator, Basket and Tub Parts" heading for item number 10. For a little more, the entire cam replacement kit (which includes the dogs) can be purchased as item number 9. If you do not wish to purchase on line, take the part numbers listed on the website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. These parts are commonly part of their in store inventory.

Read through the link thoroughly and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you.

Jan 18, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

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

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

63 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5474 Answers

Mike Squire

Level 2 Expert

391 Answers

Robert Rankin

Level 2 Expert

338 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...