Agitator had a terrible ratcheting sound when running in free-wheel mode during spin cycle.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Adam From Lehi, UT

Dec 23, 2007

59 out of 71 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the gearbox from the drum and removed the direct drive motor from the gearbox. Disassembled gearbox and drained gear oil. Rebuilt the neutral drive assembly with the ordered parts. Cleaned sealing surfaces. Filled gearbox with new gear oil. Sealed and re-installed the top cover to the gearbox. Reattached motor and then reinstalled assembly to drum and clutch (installed new clutch lining at this time as well).

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitate Cam Kit

Part Number: PS334449

In Stock

Clutch Lining Kit

Part Number: PS334642

In Stock

Gearcase Oil

Part Number: PS347766

In Stock

Neutral Drain Assembly

Part Number: PS349777

In Stock