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How to take a whirlpool clothes washer agitator out of the washer to be replace

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  • Pull the liquid softener dispenser off the top of the agitator. Pull the clear plastic cap out of the center of the agitator. Use a ratchet and socket set to remove the hex head bolt from the center of the agitator. Lift the top half of the agitator out of the washer. Pull the bottom half of the agitator straight up to remove it from the drive motor shaft, and remove the bottom half of the agitator from the Cabrio washer.

  • Posted on Mar 22, 2011

    • Rejeanne Dyck Feb 07, 2012

      How to loosen the bolt that hold the agitator? We've tried WD-40 and lots of muscle but it won't budge.



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    Many Whirlpool built 'direct drive' washers use a 2 piece agitator. There are cogs called 'dogs' or 'dog ears' and a cam between the two halves of the agitator which can wear leading to a clicking/ticking sound and reduced movement of the top agitator section during the wash cycle leading to poor cleaning results. In most cases these worn parts can be replaced without much cost or difficulty. If you have this style of washer this should help.

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    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.

    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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