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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.
Following the instructions from the email received from this site was very helpful...given the washers were slightly different then mine in the videos ...it gave me a solid view point of what I would expect...my thrust spacer and the one I was sent was different in length and luckily it wasn't needed for my repair..extremely affordable prices made this no big deal at all..The inner seal was easily exchanged out and the agitator direction cogs were simply replaced..they were a bit wore down but nothing broke...and the reassemble was easy...biggest trouble I had were the clamps holding the switch box on the top they were pretty simple to remove by the instruction video and the direct drive coupler was exactly like the video instructed and was simply replaced..again nothing broke but extreme wear on the inner square was nearly wore to more of a circle shape which I believe was my problem. .The clamps holding the top back in place we're very tricky for me but I got them...plugged everything back up turned it on and the washer filled up and then kicked back into action just like new...I was very happy as well as was my wife to fixed what normally would have been 400 to 500$ repair bill or twice that for a new washer for 4 parts under 30$ and it's now just like new..Thank you !! I will definitely be ordering again from you if and when needed and also give a 100% satisfaction rating to any 1 needing parts..5stars!!!
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Followed video and included instructions and had no problems, went very well.
I shut the machine off and came to the site . I got the impression that it could have been several things. I made the wash and rinse very brief to minimize further damage. My clothes didn't get clean. I just had to pop the hubcap and remove a 7/16 hex head screw to see there was no damage but broken dogs. I hadn't needed to abort the wash. I think they've been broken 15 years but didn't happen to make noise before. if the top piece of the agitator were called the circulator, I would have figured it out years ago. On full loads, clothes didn't circulate very well and tended to come out with deposits of lint. I think friction from a coating of soap scum kept the circulator moving enough to fool me, but it wasn't doing its job. I heated baking soda in water on the stove to make washing soda. I soaked the parts to remove soap scum, paying special attention to the ring of cogs that the dogs would engage. I replaced the thrust spacer because it was cracked. I didn't feel any grease or see any wear, so I think the only function for grease would be to prevent squeaks. Now, with a full load, clothes and water circulate better than I remember.
Removed agitator cover with small screwdriver. Removed bolt holding agitator with socket on 6" extender. Pulled agitator up and out. Replaced thrust spacer adding tiny amount of silicone grease. Replaced agitator directional cogs adding small amount of silicone grease. Note direction of cogs first or they will make a loud ratcheting noise. Reassemble. The drawing on this site is helpful.
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I examined the problem and found defected parts. I decided the agitator repair kit would fix the problem. I received the parts in a very timely manner and the price was very fair. I Replaced the parts and the washing machine is working. Great service THANKS
Pop off fabric soft. dispenser with screwdriver in the slot.Remove the plastic seal with o-ring w/ pliers.Remove agitator assy. with 3/8 socket on extension.Pull up/off top agitator, holding on to the bottom agitator.R and R the thrust washer between agitators, w/silicon top and bottom.Remove black sleeve on cam and replace cogs in correct position.Replace agitator and insert cam lined up with tabs and slots, push down firmly to engage tabs. Replace bolt and tighten. Insert seal w/ o-ring coated with soap and push down to groove.Replace softener reservoir.Check out the video.
Remove Agitator cap and inner cap. Unscrew center retaning bolt. Lift out agitator assembly. Remove thrust washer and ratchet assembly. Install ratchet and thrust washer in top of agitator. Set agitator on shaft. Install and tighten center retainer bolt. Install inner and top caps. Load it up, and REALLY wash some clothes.I have been fixing appliances and a many other mechanical things since my early teens.When I went to the CONTRACTOR’S store, they treated me like a young dumb kid that shouldn’t be allowed to buy repair parts, or the part is unavailable. Thanks to the Internet and places like PARTSELECT.COM, I can buy the parts I need and not have to call a shysters repairman to rip me off. PS.com provided me with the parts I wanted without disputing me. They also provide simple, clear, and to the point instructions for replacing the old parts. Even someone doubting their own ability can handle a complicated repair. PS.com not only has the major parts that fail, like motors, but also the little things like switches, knobs, trims, handles, seals, and all the other minor parts.
loosened half inch bolt that held agitator in place. removed old and dropped in new.
one bolt in middle of the agitator. everything pulls straight out. spacer is on top of the other agitator. the top agitator if you turn upside down the clogs are under it. there is a black spacer that holds the clogs in place. the clogs will only work one way. put black spacer back on. put top agitatar back on top of bottom agitator. screw bolt back on and your done. turn washer on and see if everything is working well.
Repair very simple, removed the top cap and lower cap, unscrewed the retaning nut. Removed the agitator. The directions supplied with the kit worked great. Reinstalled and worked like new.
remove top with screwdriver. used coat hanger to remove upper seal and cap. removed screw with nutdriver and extension and rachet. installed new parts and reversed procedure. Partselect.com is great.
I had to find a point of reference first since item came apart in wash cycle and internal pieces fell out - thank goodness for YOUTUBE. Another guy was thoughtful enough to do a video on how the assembly came apart / went back together - a huge help for sure. Actual repair was less than a half hour after obtaining new part and seeing video. The 12 year old washer works like brand new - saving me close to 1,000 dollar replacement charges.
used repair kit and worked great and saved me buying a new washer. thanks for having these parts.
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