There were 2 problems, the first was the coupling was bad and 2nd was the agitator

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set
Wrench set

Charles From Saint Albans, ME

Feb 15, 2014

To replace the coupling, I disconnected the hoses, and drain hose and unplugged the washer and tipped it over onto its side as access to this area on this machine is from the bottom. Next I took out the screws that hold the strap for the motor and tried to separate the motor from the transmition. This was a little difficult because the weight of the tub was against me. So I removed the drain hose and turned the washer on its back which made that easier. I replaced the coupling and reconnected the motor straps and reconnected all hoses. The agitator was easier. There is 1 bolt under the top cover that I removed and the top agitator came right out. The problem was the plastic dogs that make the agitator turn. The new dogs didn't come with any instruction and it took a few moments of studying the dogs to determine how they should go in. Once I figured that out the rest was easy.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Upper Agitator

Part Number: PS340817

In Stock