Ratchet assembly in upper half of agitator would not engage.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

David From Jonesboro, GA

Mar 03, 2010

15 out of 612 people found this instruction helpful

Fabric softener dispenser snaps in. Apply sideways pressure to snap out. Reach inside agitator and remove agitator cap barrier seal by pulling on tabs. Using socket with extension remove center bolt and rubber seal. Remove upper agitator assembly. Follow instructions provided in agitator repair kit to replace and re-install ratchet ratchet dogs and carrier. Reassemble in reverse of disassembly. Note: Apply a small amount of liquid dish washing detergent to agitator barrier cap seal to ease in re-installation.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

In Stock

Fabric Softener Dispenser

Part Number: PS381197

In Stock

Agitator Cap Barrier with Seal

Part Number: PS1490199

In Stock