Upper agitator not working

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

ModelLSR8300E

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

Ralph From Green Cove Springs, FL

Jan 07, 2013

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I removed the fabric softener dispensoer. Used a ratchet with extension and socket to remove retaining bolt and removed the agitator assembly. I then pulled the upper agitator off the bottom and replaced the broken parts. Reassembled in reverse order and repair complete. Watch the video Partselect offers for free and see how simple it is. If your upper agitator will rotate in both the clockwise and counterclockwise direction, it needs to have the cams replaced. They work like a ratchet to only allow one direction which make the agitator function properly.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thrust Spacer

Part Number: PS334562

$2.52
In Stock

Agitator Directional Cogs

Part Number: PS388034

$3.32
In Stock

Agitator Cap Barrier with Seal

Part Number: PS1490199

$3.76
In Stock