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PartSelect Number PS334562
This white thrust spacer is made of plastic and is also commonly referred to as a retainer ring. It is used in the agitator assembly of many direct drive washing machine models. This is the retaining ring for inside of agitator. May need agitator grease for repair.
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:
These agitator directional cogs are commonly referred to as dog ears. They come four to a package and are usually used with direct drive washing machines.
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
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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.
First I removed the fabric softener bowl and the cap with the O ring. This exposes the 7/16 hex head screw that secures the whole agitator assembly. After removing the screw the whole assembly can be removed from the washer. By lifting up on the upper half of the assembly while holding down on the bottom half they should come apart (a little pressure is needed). From there you just lift out the unit containing the cogs and replace them. Once you see the part it is pretty self explanatory how it goes together. Re-assemble it the same way it came apart.
Remove the fabric softener dispenser by releasing the blue lock ring.Using a small screwdriver pop off the cap to the agitator auger and remove the bolt holding it down. You will need a socket set with extension.Remove the agitator auger and remove the center part containing the cogs (think it is called the cam driver). Remove the worn out cogs and replace with the new cogs. Put this part back into the agitator auger. It is easier if you turn over the agitator auger part when replacing the cogs so that they do not fall out. If you buy the new replacement cam driver from Parts Select it brings a retainer to keep the cogs from falling out.On top of the main agitator still in the washing machine, remove the thrust spacer and replace with the new thrust spacer. Apply a good coat of silicone grease (dielectric grease works) to the top of the thrust spacer. Also apply a little grease around the O-ring on the Agitator cap.Now place back the part you have repaired and once sure it is set correctly on the main agitator, replace the bolt and tighten it down firmly.Replace the cap and replace the fabric softener dispenser and lock it back in place.That is all it takes. Took just a little over 15 minutes and now it works like new.You would not believe what the local Applicance Repair wanted to charge to come out to the house and do this simple repair.
pulled the softner dispenser, removed the o-ring seal cap, pulled removed the assembly bolt, removed the agitator rotator assembly, replaced worn componants with new while reversing the process.
Bottom Agitator was working, but top part wasn't. It was running ok, but not cycling the clothes from top to bottom.The repair was fairly simple. I took the cap off the center, and down inside was a domed looking disk with an O ring on it. I turned it a little to unseat it, and it came right out. I used a Socket wrench with an 11mm socket and multiple extentions to reach down to the bolt. When I took out the bolt, the whole thing comes out. I got the top agitator piece, it needed one. the repair kit, it needed this also. And a thrust washer that I did not need. The kit came with a thrust washer, and I didn't know it. The washer only cost $2 and something, so I didn't worry about it to much. Had all the instruction, with pic's, so it was no problem to replace. Anyone with a little mechanical know-how will breeze through it.
The directions that came with the parts were very helpful.1. Removed the softener dispenser.2. Removed the bolt at the bottom of the exposed agitator.3. Pulled up the agitator assembly.4. Installed new parts.5. Reversed process.
I followed the instructions supplied with the repair kit along with watching the web site's video and completed the repair in less than 15 minutes. Instead of agitator grease, I used silicone grease. My only complete is that the agitator repair kit didn't indicate that a thrust spacer was included, so I ordered a separate one. It didn't pay to return it. Other than that, I am highly pleased with the site and the parts.
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