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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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    Agitator problems..


    If the problem is just the agitator not working, but everything else does, you may just have a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

    Whirlpool manufactured washers use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.

    If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

    If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.


    Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

    searspartsdirect.com
    pcappliancerepair.com
    appliancepartspros.com
    repairclinic.com

    All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. All these parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

    Thank you for posting your model number. The part numbers you may need are as follows:

    Item 10 - If just replacing the Agitator Dogs: 80040.
    Item 9 - If replacing the entire Cam Assembly: 285809 (includes the Dogs and the Cam Thrust Bearing).
    Item 22 - Spacer Thrust Bearing: 3951608

    All these parts can be viewed under the "Agitator, Basket and Tub Parts" section of the parts resource websites I listed for you. The last digit of your model number is a "zero" (0), vice the letter "O".

    If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

    May 26, 2010 | Whirlpool LSQ9030P Top Load Washer

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    Kenmore stackable , agetator cone does not move


    If this is a Whirlpool manufactured top loader (such as Kenmore), the problem may be a worn agitator cam assembly, worn agitator dogs, loose agitator bolt, or all of the above. The following link explains what agitator dogs are and how to access them:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608577-replacing_agitator_dogs

    Whirlpool manufactured washers use a split agitator design. The top half is known as the "auger, while the lower half is the agitator. Between the two pieces is a cam assembly, with small teflon teeth known as "dogs". There's also an agitator bolt that holds the entire assembly to the center post.


    If the auger (top half of the agitator) is slipping, I would suspect the dogs or cam assembly need to be replaced. The part number for the dogs is included in the link I provided. For a little more you can purchase the entire cam assembly which includes the dogs, the cam, the cam seal and thrust bearing.

    If the entire agitator appears loose or slipping, check the agitator bolt to ensure it is tight. DO NOT overtighten as this can restrict movement of the agitator or damage it. Tighten until snug.

    Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following websites:

    searspartsdirect.com
    pcappliancerepair.com
    appliancepartspros.com
    repairclinic.com

    All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. The agitator parts are commonly sold as part of their in-store inventory.

    If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

    Mar 10, 2010 | Washing Machines

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    The agitator is not moving as well as it should. It turns very little. Should it not be agitating aggressively?


    You have (agitating dogs) in the bottom of your washing machine. These little plastic pieces tend to wear out over time or from overloading. These can be replaced, cost about $5 for for 4 of these (dogs). Take the very top piece of the agitator off, it spins off. There's a bolt in the bottom of the agitator that will have to be removed. After it's removed, you can pull the agitator out. You will see the little (dogs). It's a very simple task, and takes about 10 min to do this. Look up (picture of agitator dogs) this will give you a better view at what you are looking at.

    Mar 04, 2010 | Roper RAX4232KQ 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

    Feb 16, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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    Agitator wont go, have taken apart and believe the plastic teeth are all gone, how do we replace that and what is that part called


    if your talking about the little dog ears at the top of your agitator under the cap ,those are easy to replace , they are called DOG EARS can get from your appliance shop or order from REPAIRCLINIC.COM

    Feb 14, 2010 | 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
    This will help. Thanks please keep updated. please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

    Nov 25, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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    I have a Whirlpool LSN1000LW0 Washer. How do I separate the agitator to replace the dogs?


    remove the fabric softner assemble.if ther is a plastic cover remove it remove 1/2 bolt and reach down under agitator up. put agitator on the floor.put a foot on both side's of the bottom of the agitator.place a hand on both side's of top part of agitator and pull up.turn top agitator upside down and the dog's should come out along with the holder.replace the dog's.to put holder and dog's back in top agitatoruse your 1/2 socket and exstention.place the 1/2 bolt in socket and place holder and dog's on bolt.turn top agitator upside down and feed holder and dog's up in top agitator.holding socket and exstention in top agitator,rotate top agitator down holding dog's and holder in with socket and exstention.place top agitator over bottom agitator and line up the two aliment ear's on bottom agitator and use exstention to push top agitator down on bottom agitator.place agitator back on transmition shaft and replace 1/2 bolt.replace plastic cover and fabric softner assembly.

    Nov 15, 2009 | Washing Machines

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    Agitator top portion not working


    You need dog ears for your agitator. They cost about 50 cents and are in stock at most appliance parts stores. Tor replace them remove the top cover from the agitator. Uncer the cover there till be a bolt to take the agitator off. They are 4 pieces of plastic that resemble dog ears and lock your agitator in one direction while allowing it to spin in the other.

    Oct 25, 2009 | Washing Machines

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    Need to get the agitator off


    that's funny [feed dogs]they are called, dog ears but you do now have to feed the dogs because their not working.lol.hey you will have to get those parts on-line or at an appliance store.lowes wont carry those that i know.anyway if you pop the cap of the agitator you will see a piece that has a small handle.pull up and remove that piece.then you will see the bolt to remove to pull the agaitator[its a 7/16]take a good look at how its together before you take apart.......ok now that the agitator is out place on floor,put feet on the bottom piece and pull up on the top piece til comes off.then dump out the piece in the top w/dog ears in it........install new ears in that piece and reinstall upside down,inthe top piece of the agitator.then apply pressure on the dog ear retainer and place over the bottom piece of the agitate aligning the two little tabs sticking up on the bottom piece of the agitator with the little cut outs in the dog ear retainer....now take your socket to place bolt back on,put some plastic wrapper or package from dogs in the socket and push the bolt into it.then place the bolt in the hole of the dog ear retainer .now lift agitator up and place onto transmission shaft and tighten bolt and place cover back on................boy that was a lot of words.that should do it for you God bless you Tiffany ,from tom

    Jan 24, 2009 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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