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PartSelect Number PS334622
This six piece agitator repair kit comes with a four inch cam, a thrust spacer, and four dogs ears (agitator cogs). This kit is used to move the upper agitator and it connects the base of the agitator with the agitator top (mover).
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:
With screwdriver removed the agitator top cap. Then with a 3/8 drive socket set removed the bolt holding the agitator assy. to the driveshaft. Removed the drive dog assy. Installed the agitator repair kit and put the complete agitator back together in reverse order. That was it! Works great
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Removed top of agitator, then removed the nut holding the agitator in place, pulled up the second piece of the agitator, replaced dogs and put the agitator back together
Unplugged washer from 110 outlet.Lifted up plastic lock down ring, to remove soap dispenser, pulled off soap dispenser.Used a short plain screwdriver to remove plastic cap.Used a 3/8 drive ratchet with an extension and a 7/16 socket to remove bolt. Lifted up and removed agitator. Sat agitator on a rag,as there Is a little grease.I put my feet on the bottom agitator and pulled up. Had to kind of pull and jerk as the top part of agitator came apart harder than expected.The plastic thrust washer between agitators fell on the floor. I re-used It, but bought a new one at a later date.I replaced broken plastic coggs and put back together.
I pried the cap off with a screw driver. I then used a socket wrench to take the bolt off inside the agitator cavity. A quick tug upward and the whole agitator unit came off. I assembled the new kit per instructions and replaced the old one. I reassembled everything in reverse. Everything works like new.
I originally thought that gears in the 'transmission' were slipping. When I applied pressure, not much, the agitator turned. I went out and bought a new machine. When I removed the old one my mechanic friend said "just pull this cover off and you will see the problem." Sure enough, the actual fix time was about 15 minutes with 45 minutes cleaning the dust and dirt out of the machine from it sitting on the back porch for 9 months.
Removed water softener dispenser from agitator. Used socket and extension to remove agitator bolt and upper agitator drive assembly. Assembled agitator drive using included instructions. Installed agitator drive assembly and tightened bolt. Installed water softener on top of agitator. Test of new agitator drive assembly successful. Total time expended: 5 minutes (including the coffee break).
This repair would have taken only about 15 minutes but my husband didn't pay attention to how the agitator and parts came apart. And because he had had a cocktail, couldn't quite figure out how to put it back together. Luckily, I had printed out an exploded view of the agitator so was able to put it back together myself. Moral of the story, don't let your husband drink while doing repairs :), and make sure to pay attention how you take it apart. The diagram was "generic" so not everything was exactly the same, but it was close enough to figure out.
Remover softener dispenser used 7/16 socket with extention to remove screw of bad parts. new parts when together fine. Now my wife doesn't have to wash clothes by hand. Just kidding.
After taking the agitator cover off with a thin flat screwdriver, i unbolted the agitator, took the top agitator off and put the new dogs in the new cam. One minor problem: due to the age, the rubber washer around the bolt fell apart. Had to make an unexpected trip to the hardware store, but no biggie. Unbolting the agitator was a bit of a challenge by myself, as I had to put significant force to the nut while holding the agitator from spinning. Once i got it loose, came right up and out. When reinstalling, you have to watch to make sure the dogs don't fall out of the cam, but after a couple tries, it went on, got tight, and no problems. Now its running great.
First I took off the cover where the bolt was with a screwdriver. Then got out a 7/16s socket and long extension, rachet and began to unbolten the agitator. Pulled the agitator out and flipped the agitator upside down, then pulled the rest of the guts out of the agitator, togges and all.Put the repair kit in the agitator and then went in reverse of pulling the agitator.
Repair was very simple as others have stated. I also had to break the small tabs holding the cam in place. The only other element I have to add is the original cam assembly is better quality than the supplied one, even so I replaced it, however kept the old one. Look for a small slot under the agitator cap to insert the screw driver. As is turned out, all I needed was the dogs, therefore, you may want to take it apart first to see if that's all you need. The small ridges in the dogs wear smooth, and no longer grip the gear ring on the agitator body.
I removed the fabric sofner dispenser, then removed the cap on the top of the agitator housing. I then removed the agitator retention bolt with a 3/8 drive craftsman ratchet , a craftsman half inch socket and 10 inch extension. I removed the broken pawls inside the agitator as they had crumbled from age and replaced the old items with the new items in the agitator repair kit and reassembled everything just reversing the steps.
Incredibly easy, literally five to ten minutes. Removed Fabric Softener cup, then lid over agitator attachment bolt (no tolls needed), removed attachment bolt and top agitator, replaced dogs and re-assembled all. Works like new.
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.
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