Darn thing hadn't "Agitated" for about 10 years!

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers

Stephen From Cornwall, NY

Dec 30, 2008

8 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

After removing the bolt (7/16" head), and using a pair of pliers to remove the 3-4 in deep "cup", it was immediately obvious how to assemble the new cup and pawls (ratchets).

Orienting the black "bearing" was not so obvious, but on closer inspection of the illustration, it became clear. The four "ears" of the bearing go closest to the pawls. The little tabs that are co-planar to the ears fit into the four grooves of the new cup.

And here's the trick (besides making REALLY, REALLY SURE how the pawls orient)--Soak the black bearing piece in hot water to soften it up, and let it slide over the cup better. If you don't, you risk breaking it. If you do, it slides over and "clicjs" into place, with the ears resting right against the bottom lip of the cup, capturing the pawls.

Installation back into the washer is obvious.

The thing works like a charm! It hasn't worked this well for a decade!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334622

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