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Agitator Won't Work

I have a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II Model: LSQ8543JQ1, Serial: CL 0718595 Type: 111 and just within the last couple weeks it won't agitate unless you grab it at the top and help it. Then it stops again and shakes. What do you suggest to correct the problem? Thanks in advance, Matt

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  • Matt Mundorf Sep 08, 2007


    It does look like it's a 2 piece agitator. Does it take much to disassemble it to see if the gears are stripped?


  • Matt Mundorf Sep 10, 2007

    MAN! I've been fighting to pull the top away from the bottom and had no luck. How the heck can I get the Auger pulled apart from the agitator?

    Thanks for all your help.


  • Matt Mundorf Sep 11, 2007

    I ended up banging it upside down for a while and it finally came apart. It was the "cam dogs" that were worn out. Replaced them and it's up and running again.

    Thanks for your help,



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I not sure but sounds like u have a 2 piece agitator... sounds like gears in top of agitator is stripped.. you can replace them for few bucks ... if its a 2 piece agi.

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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    Mike Johnson Sep 09, 2007

    No easy to do... piece of cake..

    Its the Only thing it can be.. take off lid top with a knife or something thin, loosen bolt.. 7/16... pull agitator off seperate and u will find the gears replace gears and like new again.. gears should only be few bucks

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    Mike Johnson Sep 10, 2007

    I just stand on it ... pull up and wiggle it some .. got a couple of tap ears on it that holds it just wiggle alittle back and forth while standing on the bottom of it




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You can buy the entire agitator assembly from here:

It looks like it is the lower agitator and the upper part with the cam pieces already put together. I couldn't see how to disassemble my top part in order to get to the cam. The plastic tabs are all worn down that connect the top part to the lower agitator part. By ordering the entire assembly it will cost more but will save me a big headache.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008


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