The top portion of agitator was inoperative

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

Richard From Bakersfield, CA

Oct 25, 2013

Followed the helpful video for removal, and replacement. Cleaned the washer tub, and the top and bottom agitator assembly. Assembled per enclosed instruction with the following exception. To reduce the wear on the new plastic parts, applied a thin layer plumber's grease to the spline inside of top agitator, the new cam parts, around the rubber seal on the plastic sealing cap, and bolt threads. Would highly recommend buying and replacing the agitator bolt rubber seal. (Maybe it should also be included in the Agitator Cam Kit) Mine was damaged by over-tightening it. Just snug up the bolt, don't torque it down. There are no more grinding noises, and washer functions normally. Did have a little problem separating the agitator halves at first, but they finally came apart without damage. This was the second repair made to our washer in 13-14 years of service.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Cam Kit

Part Number: PS334648

In Stock