The top part of the agitator was slipping. I almost bought a new washing machine

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Sarah L. From DeFuniak Springs, FL

Feb 24, 2010

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I took the top cap off of the agitator. I removed the bolt (1) in the shaft with a 7/16 socket, extention and ratchet. I held the bottom of the agitator while I pulled the top part out, turned it upside down and took out the cap, part that holds in the dog ears and removed the dog ears. The dog ears were almost completely stripped out so they were not grabbing and holding the teeth on the inside of the agitator shaft to keep it from slipping. The dog ears were the only thing bad but I replaced all the parts that came with the kit anyway. I didn't notice there was also a seal in the kit so I bought an inner seal that I didn't need but I'll keep it just in case I need it again. I replaced the seal around the inner cap (which was also bad). I put the agitator back in after I replaced the parts (which was super easy) screwed the bolt back in, put the inner seal back in place and pushed in down to lock it in, that keeps the water from getting in where the dog ears are. It works just like new. I would have liked to had a larger capacity washer but couldn't reallyl afford to do that at this time. The parts were cheap and the rapair was super easy. I am happy I could do it myself and saved a lot of money by not having a repairman come out.
To all you do it yourselfer's, GO FOR IT! I is only as hard as you make it.

Thank you
Sarah
(in sandy Florida)

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

$17.87
In Stock

Inner Cap Seal

Part Number: PS1490170

$2.18
In Stock