Top half of agitator was not turning with the bottom half.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

ModelLA8580XWW2

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Ricardo H From San Diego, CA

Aug 31, 2010

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1. Removed the liquid detergent receptacle from top part of upper half of agitator.

2. Pulled up on the ears of the plastic cap (at the bottom of what's left after removing the liquid receptacle) to expose the nut. Turned nut counter-clockwise with socket set while preventing lower half of agitator from turning.

3.Once nut was totally unscrewed pulled up entire agitator- works out of washing machine, then placed agitator on floor, placed my feet on lower part of agitator while pulling up on upper half of agitator and the 2 sections separated, as well as the small parts of agitator.


4. I remounted the upper half of the agitator to the lower half outside of the washing machine, but it could probably also be done by first installing the lower half of the agitator into the machine and then mounting the upper half onto the lower half.

5. I re-screwed the bolt clock-wise with one hand while preventing the lower half of the agitator from turning.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

$17.87
In Stock