Upper part of agitator column not rotating

ApplianceKitchenAid Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

Ross From Plano, TX

May 13, 2009

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Pop off the upper part of the agitator (just grip firmly and yank straight up). Pull out the sealing cap down inside the opening you've just exposed, and that reveals the bolt. Using a long extension on a socket wrench remove the bolt. Now you can remove the part with the cam "dogs" on it.

The first kit I got only had one of the 4 cams, so I had to contact customer service for replacements. They came quickly.

You need to pull out the agitator itself to put in some "thrust ring" thingy. It just drops on. There are also a couple of plastic tags on the agitator itself that have to be snapped off (they are leftovers from assembly and not actually part of the mechanism) with pliers to allow the main cam assembly to seat. The instructions show this clearly.

Check to be sure the dogs only allow one way rotation, screw the bolt back in, replace the sealing cap and snap on the top and you're done.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

In Stock