Noisy agitator, noticed the cam slipping

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

Jonathan From Gilbert, AZ

May 31, 2012

I watched the video on the webpage and followed the process. Unscrewed the one bolt and pulled the whole agitator out. When the top and bottom components wouldn't release, I noticed the tabs coming up through the cam slots of the old cam were mushroomed from age. I snipped at the mushroomed plastic with a pair of pliers and that freed the top component of the agitator. The hardest part was cleaning nearly 10 years of soap residue built up in various places. The repair was simple and the design of the agitator makes it easy to work on. This is the second component I have replaced (the water pump went out 3 years ago) and neither took long to complete. Elegant and simple engineering has made for easy repairs. The videos are complete and easy to follow. Don't call a repair service to do something you can do yourself in minutes. Thanks!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Cam Kit

Part Number: PS334648

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