Washer machine wouldnt wash

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

Timothea From Buckeye, AZ

Jul 13, 2009

21 out of 696 people found this instruction helpful

Turns out the agitator directional cogs were really worn and chipped so they werent allowing it to rotate therefore my clothes were not comming out clean. Also upon taking apart the agitator i saw that the fabric softener dispenser was VERY clogged with gunk! I had bought this appliance used so i really had no idea.
So first i removed the fabric softener dispenser, then the cap then i loosened the 7/16th bolt to release the top 1/2 of the agitator and then took the dogs (or cogs as other people call them) out and replaced them, then did the steps in reverse to put it back together. Before i put it together i had to really clean all the gunky build up.
Works like a charm!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Fabric Softener Dispenser

Part Number: PS381197

$10.77
In Stock

Agitator Directional Cogs

Part Number: PS388034

$3.61
In Stock

Inner Cap Seal

Part Number: PS1490170

$2.18
In Stock