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Whirlpool washer Model LSQ8543J. The dog ears in the agitator need to be replaced. I have the agitator our of the machine, but can not remove the top of it from the bottom. Standing on the bottom and pulling on the top does not work. Is there any way of separating the two, or does the whole agitator need to be replaced?

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: cant seperate the 2 pieces of my whirlpool ultimate care 2 agitator mod. lsq9544kocq

The following link should help you with removing the agitator to replace the dogs:

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

Whirlpool models generally only have two methods of removing the agitator. One type uses a hex bolt, and the other uses a recessed square nut. The removal procedures are explained in the link provided. I hope this helps you. Please let me know if still have questions.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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Ron Coons

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Ultimate Care Washing Machine Agitator

after removing the agitator from the machine (7/16 bolt) i place the agitator on the floor, step on either side of it and pull up on the top half, ittl come loose, needs a little help! a word of advice though is after replacing the agitator dogs, turn the entire agitator upside down and insert the bolt through the entire agitator assy and keep constatn pressure on the bolt as you turn it boack over and try to realign with thte tranny shat. ( you see the parts wanna seperate as you try to reinstall them otherwise)

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: How do I separate the 2 agitator parts on a Whirlpool LSQ9549L?

that part snaps in you need a long screw driver to free the snap on the inside where the nut is don't pry on them too hard you'll brake them

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: I have the dog agits to replace Whirlpool top load

On mine I pulled on the fabric softener plastic top.And under it was a cap. I pulled the cap off and looked inside to see a bolt (I think it was a 1/2" size. I needed a 1/2" socked and a 6" long extension and took the bolt completly loose. Righty tighty ,Lefty loosey. Then I just pulled up on big center plastic part and the dogs are under it. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: How to separate auger from agitator. whirlpool ultimate care II

When you look down into the agitator, are there 4 white plastic points that look slightly melted or otherwise deformed? If so, using a small flat head screw and a small hammer, separate the white plastic from the surrounding translucent plastic. Once you've done that, it should easily pull apart.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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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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    I have a Whirlpool washer... model number # LSQ8243HQO The top part of the agitator is loose. The bottom part is strong. I think I need what they call dog ear replacements. Can you help me?

    yes sounds like the dogs to me.
    to replace them,remove the cap at the top off of the top of agitator by pulling it up (no tools required) then remove the clear plastic cover by pulling on one of the two tabs in it,remove the bolts using 7/16" socket and pull the agotator out of the machine by gripping it at the bottem.seperate the upper portion of agitator by pulling it upand the dogs will be located under the clear plastic,to replace them seperate the top barrel of agitator a cam that holds all (4) dogs will come out remove the retainer over the dogs install new ones and reassamble in the line up upper barrel and main agitator you will (2) tabs on main agi. and (2) corosponding slots on barrel line them up and snap in place
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    Most whirlpool washers have a dual action agitator. It sounds like the top part is not working. There are 4 small gears that turn that part of the agitator . Remove the top cap of agitator and replace the dog ears, most appliance parts stores stock them and they are pretty inexpensive. Thanks
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    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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    This is usually the agitator dogs have worn out or broke. These are very inexpensive and easy to replace. There is a video at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru the proper inspecting and replacement of these parts. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. Not all models are available. All parts come with installation instructions.
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