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RAS8445KQ0 Roper Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for RAS8445KQ0 parts

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All Instructions for the RAS8445KQ0
1906-1917 of 1917
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Upper agitator not turning. Making loud grinding noise.

  • Customer: Jim from Aptos CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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Remove top cap to access 1/2" bolt. Remove bolt and pull entire assembly up and off of shaft.Disassemble unit by taking long std. screwdriver to release 2 small locking tabs. Flip over and remove ratcheting upper assemble from larger lower piece.Now you will see the broken cams and be able to replace.Assemble in reverse order.

Agitator cogs broken

  • Customer: Arnold A from Greers Ferry AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions on WEB site, they were very easy.

cogs wornout i overload too much

  • Customer: george from middleburg FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the video piece of cake good job guys

Agitator spun freely both ways and would not agitate

  • Customer: rob from modesto CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I used a small flat head screw driver to pop off the top cap, (since mine does not have a fabric softener dispenser). My 90 series didn't have a screw or a nut holding the agitator on, instead there was a plastic shaft with a half inch square hole in the middle. I didn't have a half inch socket at the time so I used a large flat head screw driver to remove it.(lefty loosy righty tighty) Didn't take no time at all to remove the agitator and replace the directional cogs.

Agitator didn't spin but everything else worked.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The youtube explanation on how to repair was great, especially the instruction to lift up on the bluish plastic ring (to detach the softener dispenser), and not to tighten the bolt too much when reassembling matters.

top half of the 2-part agitator slipping (not turning) due to stripped teeth on these cogs.

  • Customer: Alan G. from Groves TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the softener dispenser, gently pried off the top with screw driver, loosen nut and lift off the unit holding the cogs. On our (Kenmore, series 90) there was a small retaining ring to hold the cogs in place. Removed retaining ring (no tools), and cogs (one at a time). Replace each old cog with the new one, being careful that it's not upside down or backwards. reassemble. test. rejoice! This $3 part plus $7 S&H - saved a $100 house call from the appliance repair man.. YouTube & PartSelect = super Combo! Thanks!

top agitator not working

  • Customer: C from Little Egg Harbor NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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The top agitator was not working. The top of the agitator should only work in one direction. Since it wasn't, the pawls (cogs) on the top agitator were worn. In order to repair, you need to take the top of the agitator off. Remove the fabric softener container from the top of the agitator. It should pull off. Then, remove the clear plastic cover. (clear plastic cover will have an 'o' ring on it.) Below the cover will be a 7/16" bolt holding the agitator to the washer shaft. Pull the entire agitator from the stainless steel shaft. You will need to separate the top of the agitator from the bottom of the agitator. It is necessary to separately order and replace the thrust spacer, grease, and bolt. All the other necessary parts are in the Agitator repair kit which is also necessary when ordering parts. The agitator repair kit will come with a diagram for assembly, otherwise reassembly is the opposite of disassembly. It took longer to write this installation instructions than it was to do the actual repairs.

agitator would not spin

  • Customer: Pat from Breaux bridge LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took agitator apart as shown in video, changed the agitator dogs, put agitator back together. Works great.

Agitator not working

  • Customer: Kevin from Morris IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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It was simple. Removed one bolt slid off retainer replaced cogs. Less than 15 minutes.

Upper agitator assembly quit working

  • Customer: Joseph from Newnan GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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Removed cap from top of agitator, then used socket and extension to remove bolt which attaches agitator to shaft. There was soap residue accumulated on upper and lower agitator so I decided to remove that residue first. It took about 30 minutes to remove the soap residue with liquid detergent and a dishwashing sponge. Next replaced the agitator directional cogs per the video and installed the new washer on the bolt. After the lower agitator was back in place, the new thrust spacer was installed and lubricated with silicone grease, then the upper agitator assembly was re-installed per the vido. Put the cap back on the agitator and now the old Kenmore is running like new again. Before discarding your old washer, try to fix it. The new "energy saver" machines use as much water and run twice as long to do the same job. With the videos and troubleshooting aids provided by PartSelect you should find that most Whirlpool and Kenmore washers are not very hard to repair.

Washer tub leans to one side. ( Not centered.)

  • Customer: Edgar Seabrooks from Philadelphia PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the washer and removed the two screws from the control panel. Raised the control panel and disconnected the wire connector that connected to the top.Then removed the two spring clips that hold the cabinet to the back of the washer. removed the cabinet from the washer that exposed the frame of the washer. I then replaced the broken spring by pushing the tub of the washer as far as it would go and replaced the suspension spring. Then i reinstalled the cabinet and control panel. Everything worked okay. ood as new.

washer shook even when empty

  • Customer: Bernerd from Messena NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replased all the springs
All Instructions for the RAS8445KQ0
1906-1917 of 1917