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

Have a friend who was a former repairman. My agitator wasn't agitating, so I took it apart. He recommended some kind of dogs, but I can't figure out what model I have. It says Whirlpool Stylemaster 4217141 Heavy Duty Extra Large capacity +. Anyone help me with figuring out my model? Thanks very much in advance.

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  • Greg Spencer Jan 22, 2008

    Yes, it does spin, and roughly 8 years old? Maybe 10?

  • Greg Spencer Jan 25, 2008

    Thank you JSRock! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. Folks like you make the world go 'round. Will be in touch when the parts come in. Thank you again!

  • notaplumber May 11, 2010

    Hello Mr. jsrock516. Here is my problem. I have a Whirlpool washer serial # LSR6332KQO, and when it spins, it does not spin fast enough?? When done the clothes are still wet. Please help if you can. Thank-You Sir.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    sorry but i need to understand the promblem for best advice when it filled you could hear the motor running but it wasnt agitating and if you give me the serial number off the washer i can help with the age

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    close the lid and see if it spins and how old is the unit



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Your model number will be located somewhere around your tub opening under the lid. The parts you are looking for are called "agitator dogs" (yes, there is such a thing). There are four of them located under the agitator cap that help grip the agitator shaft when turning. This causes the agitator to crank in one direction during the wash cycle. The part number for the entire repair kit is 2744 and costs $16.80. This includes all the washers and bushings as well as the dogs. If you just want to purchase the dogs, the part number is 3109 and costs $5.20. For a little more, the entire kit would be a better recommendation. You can get everything you need at If you cannot locate your model number, type in the brand name of your washer (i.e., Whirlpool Stylemaster Washer) in the "Search" window and you will find what you need. These parts are the same identical parts that your major appliance service companies use, but cost much less (I should know, I used to work for one of them). Let me know if you decide to repair on your own and I can give you follow-up advice on how to take the agitator apart and replace the parts you need.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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    Jeff Rockwell Jan 25, 2008

    Glad to have been of some help to you. Post back with comments when you receive your parts. Your comments will be sent to my email account and I will receive a notification.



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