top part of agitator not rotating (bottom still workeda

ApplianceRoper Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

Lori From Middletown, MD

Sep 30, 2009

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Overall was pretty easy considering I'd never done this before. Pulled the cover off the top of the agitator (needed a bit of force to do this... i.e. really mean it). Used a socket wrench set to unscrew the bolt visible at the bottom. Sorry... can't remember the size of the socket used. I did need to borrow an extension for the wrench as the set we had was not long enough to reach the bolt.
From here, I followed the directions included with the repair kit. On my Roper machine the whole agitator (top and bottom parts) came out when I pulled on the top part. This actually made it easier to remove the top part w/ the whole thing out of the tub.

I replaced most of the parts w/ the parts that came in the kit. I did not have the grease the other reviewers have talked about, so I did not replace the bottom ring (can't recall the part name) that needed the grease. The orig. part looked fine and still seemed to have enough grease remaining on it.

The one part of the instructions I found a bit confusing and that slowed me up a bit was when it said that the agitator should only turn clockwise. (I tried it a couple diff. ways.) You can't tell this until you run the washer. Prior to that, it will turn both ways. Basically, if you put the dogs on the way it is diagrammed, you should be ok.

Overall... very easy cheap repair. I told my husband he owes me $200 service fee!

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Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

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