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Maytag washer model PAV3300AWW The auger slips up on the post and does not rotate properly. Ca the post be purchased seperately from the auger or must it be purchased as an assembly?

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    How to change the dog kit on a maytag washer model # PAV3300AWW

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Go to searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number. The part(s) you may need are listed under the "Tub" heading as items number 1 (part #21001593) and 14 (part #21001530). To answer your intial question, yes, you can replace the parts separately. However, you will need to remove the upper auger and inspect the agitator base for wear or damage to be sure. You may have to replace both parts. To remove the agitator, all you have to do is remove the dispenser cap and remove the center bolt underneath. With the bolt removed, the auger and base should pull straight up and off. If you require further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

  • chemist1981 Nov 25, 2010

    I have the same model and same problem. For mine it looks like the splines on the lower agitator have ridges that are supposed to hold fast to the upper part. The splines or ridges seem to have gotten softer or weaker so they pull lose when the agitator is in use. I have tried bending the splines away from the center shaft but they go back to slipping after a load or two.
    You probably need the bottom part of the agitator, the more expensive part.
    GOOD LUCK!

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Agitator problems..


If the problem is just the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

Whirlpool manufactured washers use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.

If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. All these parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

Thank you for posting your model number. The part numbers you may need are as follows:

Item 10 - If just replacing the Agitator Dogs: 80040.
Item 9 - If replacing the entire Cam Assembly: 285809 (includes the Dogs and the Cam Thrust Bearing).
Item 22 - Spacer Thrust Bearing: 3951608

All these parts can be viewed under the "Agitator, Basket and Tub Parts" section of the parts resource websites I listed for you. The last digit of your model number is a "zero" (0), vice the letter "O".

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

May 26, 2010 | Whirlpool LSQ9030P Top Load Washer

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Top portion of agitator doesn't rotate


If the problem is just the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

Whirlpool manufactured washers use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.

If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. All these parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

May 25, 2010 | Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer

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My agitator doesn't turn like it used to


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (e.g., Kenmore, Estate, Roper and some later model Maytags), the problem is either a worn agitator cam assembly or worn agitator dogs. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

Whirlpool uses a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.


If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembyl which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.

Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. The agitator parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

If you have any questions, please post back with a MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) if it is different from the one you posted this question under. I hope this helps you.

Feb 18, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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The agitator sounds like it is grinding and shacky. It is not agitating properly


If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (e.g., Kenmore, Estate, Roper and some later model Maytags), the problem is either a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

Whirlpool uses a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.


If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.

Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. The agitator parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

If you have any questions, please post back with a MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) if it is different from the one you posted this question under. I hope this helps you.

Feb 18, 2010 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Agitator clicks when agitating clothes. With part removed, top part seems to click when rotated around stationary bottom part. How can this get fixed? Can the top and bottom part get separated?


this is the way it cleans your clothes
if you take it apart it will not move your clothes around to get them clean.
but yes it does come apart you have to hold the bottom down and pull real hard to seperate the 2 peices.
But if you want my advice I wouldn't
They are normally noisy machines.

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The agitator does not rotate properly, at least not


This problem is commonly caused by worn dogs on the agitator cam. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to replace them:

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

The agitator in Whirlpool manufactured washers has a split design. The upper portion (called the auger) has a small cam under it that commonly wears out with age. This can cause the auger to slip or not spin at all.

This is a very simple and inexpensive repair. The part number is included in the link I provided. Replacement dogs can be found at appliancepartspros.com for about $5. For a little more, the entire cam replacement kit can also be purchased for about $10-$11. The kit includes the cam, bearings, washers and the dogs.

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

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The upright post part of my washer's agitator will not engage. It's a two part agitator that has a base unit that will turn, but the post will not. If you press down on it you can feel ''teeth'' engage and...


This is caused by worn agitator dogs. As you mentioned, the agitator on this model washer has a split design. The lower portion is the agitator, while the upper portion is called the auger. Under the auger is a cam drive. The cam acts as a clutching mechanism that drives the auger when the agitator moves. The cam has small plastic teeth called "dogs" that commonly wear out causing the auger to slip. The following link explains how to replace them:

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

The part number is included in the link and can be purchased at appliancepartspros.com for about $5. For a little more you purchase the entire cam replacement kit which includes the cam, bearing, any seals, and the dogs for about $11. You can view these parts under the "Agitator, Basket and Tub" heading on the website I provided.

This is a very simple repair that should only take about 30 minutes. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Sep 16, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Agitator makes a ratcheting sound seems to be slipping. do i need a whole agitator or is there a kit to fix this problem?


If this is a Whirpool manufactured washer (includes Kenmore, Estate, Kelvinator, Kitcheaid, Frigidaire, Roper and others), the agitator has a split design. The lower portion is the agitator, while the upper portion is called the auger. Under the auger is a cam drive. The cam acts as a clutching mechanism that drives the auger when the agitator moves. The cam has small plastic teeth called "dogs" that commonly wear out causing the auger to slip. The following link explains how to replace them:

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

The part number is included in the link and can be purchased at appliancepartspros.com for about $5. For a little more you purchase the entire cam replacement kit which includes the cam, bearing, any seals, and the dogs.

If this is not a Whirlpool manufactured washer, or simply don't know, please post back with your complete model number (located under the washer lid along the tub rim on most washers).

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

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My maytag washer model PAV3300AWW will not spin


Check the belt at the bottom of the machine. You can also remove the back panel. Either the belt has become stretched or broken and needs to be replaced

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