Top part of agitator (auger) was not turning

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

Michael From Claremont, CA

Feb 23, 2008

120 out of 137 people found this instruction helpful

Using kit 285587 was straight forward. Removed fabric softener dispenser & sealing cap. It took more time to find the socket set (needed a 7/16 socket) with a long driver (10 inch) than to unscrew & remove the auger & agitator.
Cleaned up the bowl whilst it was apart (good buildup of junk under the agitator). Replaced agitator, new thrust washer to find that grease should be applied but isn't included in kit (get part not 350849). Grrr.... Applied new auger, cam, dogs and holder. (No instructions in kit for assembling cam, dogs & holder, but you can work it out ok). Applied new bolt & washer, new seal on cap. Installed fabric softener. Could have been a 15 minute job but peace and quiet in the garage makes it worthy of taking longer ;-)

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

In Stock

Upper Agitator

Part Number: PS342399

In Stock

Agitator Bolt

Part Number: PS348478

In Stock

Lid Bumper

Part Number: PS401842

In Stock

Inner Cap Seal

Part Number: PS1490170

In Stock

USE WPL W10119828 (Now subbed to Lid Hinge Mounting Screw)

Part Number: PS1491652

In Stock