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PartSelect Number PS334562
This is a genuine OEM thrust spacer for your washer, and is also commonly known as a retainer ring. The spacer is about 2.5 inches in diameter, is made of plastic, and is white in color. It is used in the agitator assembly of many direct drive washing machine models. The spacer is fitted between the agitator and the agitator auger to support it as it moves. This part is sold individually. Although it is not included in this part, you should have some dual-action agitator grease for the repair as well.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Agitator directional cogs, otherwise known as dog ears, come in a package of four and are generally found in washers where the motor is connected directly to the washer. The agitator is what causes the thrusting motion in your washer. If you have noticed that your washer is not draining properly, is making unfamiliar noises, shaking, or is simply not washing properly, it could be due to faulty agitator directional cogs. They can be found by simply removing the softener dispenser and then removing the agitator cap. For this repair, you will need a 1/4 or a 3/8ths socket set, and needle nose pliers.
There was a video on the web providing instruction. The longest part of this repair was cleaning the old agitator of soap and fabric softener scum. Once that part complete, installation went smoothly. Didn't realize that the thrust spacer and o-ring for the internal cap came with the kit as it wasn't listed on the kit part list, so I purchased those separately. Not a big deal as it was only a couple of dollars and not enough to worry about. Part Select does an excellent job in making sure you have the right parts and break out drawings to show exactly what's needed to complete the repair. This is the third or fourth experience with them and the accuracy and quick response more than met my needs.
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I used a 7/16 socket and a 8" extension on a 3/8 drive ratchet. Took the bolt out pulled the agitator dropped the old part out , dropped the new part in . Even with assembling the new parts which had excellent instructions took about 20 min. to fix the problem. Now Mommas happy thanks to PartSelect.Got the parts in two days really fast and saved a bunch of money.
I removed the top cover of the auger and then pulled out the cap and seal. Removed the agitator mounting bolt and lifed the whole assembly out. If you are new at this just follow the instructions that are very well put togother to help if you have not done this before. For me I use to do HVAC and Appliance Repair work so that made this easy repairs for me.
removed agitator from washer - too easy - but need hubby to pull top from bottom of agitator as i wasn't strong enough.took top off per online instruction, put back together. works like a champ
Removed the agiator and replaced the broken part and replaced the agiator.
remove softener dispenser,remove seal plate,remove bolt,than lift out agitator. Seperate agitator halfs. Then remove agitator section. Follow diretions that come with repair kit. Then reinstall
Check the coggs and found they were bad; found the thrust washer looked weak, may have caused the coggs to go bad and slip. The parts ordered came with excellent instructions. I didn't need them but if needed they were exactly how I did the repair. Shipping was a little high but I understand due to packaging. The only con I have is that I never received a tracking number.Thank You For Your Service
The "dogs" were worn out; I used a socket and extension to remove the auger, then replaced the thrust spacer, auger-agitator along with the repair kit. The most common culprit which wears out is usually the cam dogs. When you hear a grinding sound with the machine under a load, it usually means the dogs are not grabbing properly. If you see that the agitator isn't rotating, you will need to replace the nylon dogs. In most cases, the old auger will likely be in good shape, so it's important to check the teeth where the cam dogs make contact before ordering the parts.
took off top cap unscrewed bolt in center pulled off the top of the agitator put in new agitator directional cogs and spacer put top of agitator back on and then it was fixed works great.
popped the cap off the agitator, yanked the sealed lid out the tube, lefty loosey the bolt with 1/2" socket, 8" extension and ratchet. Pulled off agitator, tossed old parts, cleaned surfaces, applied petroleum jelly to cogs, inserted into new drive body, snapped together, and reassembled.Immediately overloaded the washer to thoroughly & properly test it to real world conditions.Its quieter now than 15 years ago, or I'm going deaf, or both.Thanks againBob
Twisted the cap off the agitator.Used the handle ends of the plires to loosen the seal cap (way down inside the hollow of the agitator.). Wiggled the seal cap out.Unscrewed 11mm bolt inside agitator (needed. long extention to reach the bolt)Lifted agitator out (top piece of two piece agitator)Removed seal from top of bottom portion of agitator and put new one on (just lifts off).Placed four dogs in new cup and placed it down in top agitator piece. Put top agitator back on top of bottom piece of agitator (wiggled it until it felt like it was in the right place).Placed rubber washer on 11mm bolt and re attached it to the agitator.Took old O-ring off seal cap and put new O-ring on. Seal cap had pretty good build up of soap on it which I scrubbed of with an old toothbrush.Pushed, twisted and jacked around with Seal cap until it was back in place (waydown in the agitator).Put cap back on top of agitator.Tested the machine on some old rugs. Worked like a charm. Really easy to install the agitator repair kit.
I over ordered parts because this website doesn't list everything in the agitator repair kit... so I over spent about $10... so be careful of misleading parts list when ordering a "kit"... all the parts should be there. All I had to do was pop the top off, pull the cap out, unbolt the agitator and remove it... then put together the new dogs and rotator... ofcourse the kit cap with a new bearing (which wasn't listed on the included parts, so I have a spare for 15 years down the road) Then I lined up the holes, installed a new gasket on the bolt, and bolted it back together.... I also learned that I didn't even need the kit, I only needed new dogs! (that's the part that locks into the teeth on the agitator and caused it to spin and push the cloths down)... could have saved probably $20, but I fixed my washer myself and even though it cost me nearly $40 in parts and I'm sure I saved atleast $100 doing it myself... this site is very easy to navigate and find the parts... I will always come back to this site for parts!
I removed top of agitator, replaced thrust washer applied grease, installed cogs and nut screw kit, washer now works perfect again. Thanks for your help and the instructions that came with the parts was very helpfull. Tom Lewis
I removed the fabric softener dispenser. Remove the inner cap with pliers. Remove the agitator bolt using a long extension socket. Remove upper agitator. Inside you need to remove the agitator parts that compose the agitator repair kit I bought. Reassembled the agitator parts in the agitator and replaced. Do not over tighten bolt. Replaced the inner cap and dispenser.
after getting on the website and watching the video it was as easy as one, two, three by just following the instructions. I didn't have any agitator grease though.
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