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Removing agitator from Kenmore washer

I need to replace the dog ears in the agitator but can't figure out how to remove that assembly which is over the bolt.
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On my Kenmore 110.28922790 Washer, after removing the cap on the agitator, only the top of the rod was visible. The plastic cup over the rod has a square insert which my 5/8 in. flat wood drill bit fit into. Turned it counter clockwise and unscrewed and removed the plactic cup. Then the cam assembly with the wornout dog ears lifted out. The bolt did not need to be replaced to replace the dog ears.

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NEED TO REMOVE AN AGITATOR FROM A WASHING MACHINE


  • 1 First you must determine the brand of washing machine you have.

  • 2 To remove agitator on a whirlpool washer, remove top cap from agitator, Next you will find a translucent cap, remove this with your pliers. Then you will see a 3/8 inch nut, Back this nut out and you can then remove the agitator. Be Careful though, inside the agitator where the bolt has been removed is a white piece of plastic that holds the "dog ears". These dog ears are what lets the agitator move in one direction and locks when the transmission moves back in the other direction.

    Maytag and Admiral washers are very similar to remove. General Electric, (GE) is different, To remove a GE agitator simply pull upwards very hard, GE agitators snap on. Be careful not to pop it into your mouth, that really hurts.

  • 3 Remove agitator, repair or replace and reset, GE just push on, you will be able to see the groves to line up the agitator to the hub. For whirlpool place bolt into dog ear guide, and set down on top of transmission post and tighten, be careful that dog ears, do not get out of alignment. That's it.

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    Jun 03, 2012 | GE Washing Machines

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    How do i remove the agitator dogs on 22952 kenmore elite washer


    The following advice is for replacing the "Agitator Dogs" on Kenmore and Whirlpool TOP LOADER style washing machines. This simple repair can save you a fortune in repair costs as the replacement parts are very inexpensive at a cost of less than $10. The replacement kit part number is 80040. You can order on line at various appliance parts websites, or use this part number and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer.

    What are "Agitator Dogs"? These are small plastic pieces (usually 4) that are located under the agitator center cap that grip the agitator and turn it during the wash cycle. They can (and do) wear out dependent upon the use of the washer. If you are in the habit of doing large load sizes frequently, or wash large items such blankets or afghans, this can wear the teeth off and reduce the life of the agitator dogs.

    SYMPTOMS REQURING REPLACEMENT: The agitator fails to turn during the wash cycle, or will not turn with a heavy load. The timer will run normally through all cycles, and you will be able to hear the gearcase (transmission) engage and run. The washer will also drain normally. The only indication that something is wrong will be the agitator slipping or not turning at all. The result will be clothes that do not wash properly and will sit on the bottom of the wash tub.

    To replace the Agitator Dogs, follow these steps:


    1.Remove the agitator center cap by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap.
    2.If the agitator is equipped with an inner cap with a handle, remove this as well by pulling straight up.
    3.Remove the center bolt of the agitator. You will have either a 7/16" hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8" to ½" ratchet adapter to remove.
    4.Remove the agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up. Try to keep all the parts assembled while doing this, so do not pull too hard. This will make this repair much easier.
    5.Place your hand over the top of the agitator and separate the upper portion of the agitator from the lower portion and turn the top half over in your hand. The agitator dog assembly will come out in your hand.
    6.With the agitator dog assembly in your hand, lay the rest of the agitator aside. Pay careful attention to how the dogs are installed. Remove the worn dogs and reinstall new ones. It's that simple.
    7.With all the dogs replaced and the assembly still in your hand, place the upper part of the agitator over the top of it, upside down, ensuring the inner assembly tabs align correctly.
    8.Now keep your hand over the agitator top to hold all the pieces together and turn the entire assembly over (upright position).
    9.Carefully align and reinsert the upper portion of the agitator to the lower portion. Again, making sure the two pieces align correctly.
    10.Place the entire agitator assembly back on the gearcase shaft and reinstall center nut. NOTE: DO NOT over tighten the nut, or the agitator will not spin correctly. Just make the nut snug. Reinstall center cap and inner cap (if equipped).

    These instructions should give you the basics on how to perform this repair. Since there are various agitator types in use by Whirlpool and Kenmore, assembly can vary.

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    Only the bottom agitator works, not the top


    replace the dog ears in the upper part of the agitator not expensive and not hard to do ,,,, pop the cap off the upper agitator remove the 7/16 bolt and lift off the upper part and replace the plastic dog ears and reinstall!

    Mar 08, 2010 | Kenmore 12502 Top Load Washer

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    Agitator does not work washer goes through all the cycles it just dos not agitate model number 110.28732700 SN: CW2040704


    your agitator dog ears are worn, can get some from your nearby appliance shop or order from Repairclinic.com,,,,,not hard to replace,just pop cap off with a screwdriver then with a 7/16 socket ,ratchet and extension remove the bolt in top of agitator then lift out the dog ear assembly and replace,be sure to look at the grooves your dog ears lock onto see if they are bad

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    Agitator wobbling from the stem. it comes right


    Those are the agitator dog ears. They have teeth that grip and turn the top agitator during the wash cycle. It must be replaced when damaged or worn.
    1. Unplug the washer.
    2. Remove the fabric softener dispenser by pulling it off the agitator top.
    3. Look for the prying location on the agitator cap and insert a flat blade screwdriver between the agitator cap and the agitator then pry the cap off.
    4. Use a socket wrench, usually 7/16", with extension to remove the stud and seal holding the agitator to the shaft.
    5. Pull the top agitator from the bottom agitator.
    6. Pull the cam that holds the agitator dog ears from the top agitator.
    7. Lay the cam on its top and install the agitator dog ears on their slots.
    8. Hold the cam on one hand and the top agitator on the other.
    9. Slide the cam up into the top agitator and turn it over so that the agitator dog ears do not fall off.
    10. Reinstall the top agitator into the bottom agitator.
    11. Reinstall the agitator assembly into the shaft.



    Jan 11, 2010 | Maytag Washing Machines

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    The bottom part of the agitator will turn, but not the top part


    The agitator has two parts. One is the bottom agitator and then you have the top agitator that moves the clothes around. If the top part of the agitator is not moving. You probably need to replace the dog ears. Check the agitator dogs inside the top of the agitator, they are bad for wearing out, sometimes the agitator may only agitate one way when the dogs are worn out. This is an instruction sheet that came with the last parts I ordered for a Whirlpool/Inglis style direct drive washer agitator. If you need to replace your agitator dogs, please see this link for some repair aid. -- click on this link directly to get the detailed instruction for replacing dog ear
    http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsdesk_id=136
    to remove the whole agitator check out the instructions as follows:
    (1) Kenmore washer..... Remove the agitator cap, some caps unscrew and some will just pull off. Look for a bolt and remove the bolt, lift up on the agitator...picture1, picture2.
    (2) Kenmore washer.....Remove the agitator cap, some caps unscrew and some will just pull off. Look for a plastic bolt and remove the bolt, the plastic bold will have a square in the middle that the square end of the shaft of an socket extension ( or a very large flat screw driver ) will fit into the square hole to unscrew the plastic nut off...remove the upper 1/2 of the agitator....remove thebolt holding down the bottom 1/2 of the agitator, lift up on the agitator. also you can get the exact required parts from www.repairclinic.com
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    I have a Whirlpool LSN1000LW0 Washer. How do I separate the agitator to replace the dogs?


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    Nov 15, 2009 | Washing Machines

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    How do I replace the dogs in a Kenmore Elite washer?


    With a flat blade screwdriver or putty knife, remove the top cover from the agitator. Use pliers to pull out the inside plastic cover.Take a 7/16 socket on a extension and remove the nut .Pull the agitator out. It should separate. If it does not separate,stand on the lower half and forcefully pull up on the upper half.Remove the agitator dogs and spline gear from the upper agitator. Replace the dogs. Re-assemble the agitator. Wash clothes.

    Jul 14, 2009 | Kenmore 15.5 in. Pedestal

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    Stripped gears


    It wasnt necessary to remove the shell. The agitator dogs can be replaced from the top through the lid.





    The following advice is for replacing the “Agitator Dogs” on Kenmore and Whirlpool TOP LOADER style washing machines. This simple repair can save you a fortune in repair costs as the replacement parts are very inexpensive at a cost of less than $10. The replacement kit part number is 80040. You can order on line at various appliance parts websites, or use this part number and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer.

    What are “Agitator Dogs”? These are small plastic pieces (usually 4) that are located under the agitator center cap that grip the agitator and turn it during the wash cycle. They can (and do) wear out dependent upon the use of the washer. If you are in the habit of doing large load sizes frequently, or wash large items such blankets or afghans, this can wear the teeth off and reduce the life of the agitator dogs.

    SYMPTOMS REQURING REPLACEMENT: The agitator fails to turn during the wash cycle, or will not turn with a heavy load. The timer will run normally through all cycles, and you will be able to hear the gearcase (transmission) engage and run. The washer will also drain normally. The only indication that something is wrong will be the agitator slipping or not turning at all. The result will be clothes that do not wash properly and will sit on the bottom of the wash tub.

    To replace the Agitator Dogs, follow these steps:


    1.Remove the agitator center cap by either pulling straight up or gently placing a flat blade screwdriver into a slot located in the cap.
    2.If the agitator is equipped with an inner cap with a handle, remove this as well by pulling straight up.
    3.Remove the center bolt of the agitator. You will have either a 7/16” hex bolt or a recessed square plastic nut. If you have the square recessed type, use a 3/8” to ½” ratchet adapter to remove.
    4.Remove the agitator by grasping the bottom flange and carefully pulling straight up. Try to keep all the parts assembled while doing this, so do not pull too hard. This will make this repair much easier.
    5.Place your hand over the top of the agitator and separate the upper portion of the agitator from the lower portion and turn the top half over in your hand. The agitator dog assembly will come out in your hand.
    6.With the agitator dog assembly in your hand, lay the rest of the agitator aside. Pay careful attention to how the dogs are installed. Remove the worn dogs and reinstall new ones. It’s that simple.
    7.With all the dogs replaced and the assembly still in your hand, place the upper part of the agitator over the top of it, upside down, ensuring the inner assembly tabs align correctly.
    8.Now keep your hand over the agitator top to hold all the pieces together and turn the entire assembly over (upright position).
    9.Carefully align and reinsert the upper portion of the agitator to the lower portion. Again, making sure the two pieces align correctly.
    10.Place the entire agitator assembly back on the gearcase shaft and reinstall center nut. NOTE: DO NOT over tighten the nut, or the agitator will not spin correctly. Just make the nut snug. Reinstall center cap and inner cap (if equipped).

    These instructions should give you the basics on how to perform this repair. Since there are various agitator types in use by Whirlpool and Kenmore, assembly can vary.

    Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

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    "dog ears"


    hi go step by step and you'll do great http://www.american-appliance.com/service_pages/wp_dd_wash/dddogreplacement.htm minor changes are possible good luck

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