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Agitator not working properly

I need to know to take apart an agitator on whirlpool model washer-LSQ8243HQO. Thanks

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This is a fairly simple process. Just follow these steps:

1. Remove dispenser cap by pulling off.
2. Under the dispenser cap is another plastic cap with a washer. Pull this out to expose the agitator bolt underneath.
3. Using a socket and rachet (easiest method) remove agitator bolt and remove entire agitator by pulling from the bottom flanges and lifting straight up.

If you go to searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number, there's an excellent drawing of your agitator and components under the "Agitator, Basket and Tub" heading. Use this as a reference for reinstalling any parts.

I hope this helps you. If you still require assistance, please let me know.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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

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The part number is 80040.

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Mad dog kit? Bird dog kit? Some kinda dog or somthin'?


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