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PartSelect Number PS334648
This kit included the cam, 4 dogs and bearing.
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.
I watched the video, read about the 10-minute repairs and how easy it was, and thought "no problem"...It turned out that "popping the top part of the agitator" off the base was NOT easy. I finally admitted defeat and got my husband's help. He could not get them to "pop" apart either! I did not know that the 4 white plastic tabs through the cam were what was holding it together. Since I could see that ours were damaged and I wasn't getting anywhere anyway, I took a long screwdriver and poked, scraped, and pried on them out of sheer frustration. When some of the bits of plastic had broken off, I stood on the base and yanked up on that darn thing as hard as I could and yep - it "popped" off sending parts flying across the laundry room. The rest of the repair was done in under 5 minutes.Note to others: If the 4 plastic tabs that hold the cam to the base have been melted/crushed flat, don't expect the two parts of the agitator to come apart easily!
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A short internet search turned up the PartSelect youtube video. The repair was just as easy as the video made it look. It took longer to clean the fabric softener holder and the inside of the agitator than it did to do the actual repair. I am not afraid to try to fix something but still a novice at washer repair. Thank you for the video!
Simple repair. Removed bolt holding agitator and pulled up on the upper agitator. Depending on how old the washer is, you may have to use a rubber mallet to break upper agitator free. Installed new cam kit and problem was fixed.
Follow the easy instruction video and save the $100 that it would cost you to have a service person come out and do it.Thanks Part Select
I removed the top part by hand (where additives go), reached in and removed the inner cover by pinching it and picking it up. With a socket wrench, I removed the nut, then jiggled the whole thing until it came off. I took the complete agitator (upper and lower) out of the washing machine, then took it apart on a table. I noticed the cam had broken pieces in it so I ordered the complete cam package (under $7). If I ever do this again, I will take several pictures with my digital camera because I wasn't sure if certain parts were to be replaced upright or downwards since they appeared to go either way. Fortunately, there were other descriptions posted that helped me do this correctly...not to mention the diagrams provided by PartSelect. With this information, I put it back together and the washing machine works great! I highly recommend PartSelect! One more thing...I got my parts in only 2 days, so we weren't without a washer very long.
First I removed the fabric softener dispenser, next was a seal cap. Under the cap you find the cam-agit and a bolt which secures the whole assembly to the main shaft. Once you remove the bolt the whole agitater assembly will slide right off you then pop out the old cam-agit and replace with new. Very simple
first i looked up repair section of washer .then removed agitator was removed and changed parts that were bad and replaced agitator and bolt securring it . Easy repair and fast some mechanical avility requirred.
Like most said, I had to pull very hard to separate the clothes mover (auger) from the agitator. I tried to remove the bolt from the center column, but it didn't fall out immediately so I figured I would just take it out after I seperated the two peices. BIG MISTAKE! When the clothes mover finally popped off with a great deal of force, the bolt and rubber washer went flying. And I was in the laundry room with clothes everywhere. So it took me about 20-30 minutes going through all the clothes in the room to find the bolt. So try a little harder than I did to romove the bolt before you seperate the the two main pieces. Other than that, it was a very simple repair. You just need to have the right tool - a hex-shaped socket on an extension arm to reach into the center column and loosen the bolt after getting to it.
After calling my brother in law, who repairs appliances professionally, he told me my "DOGS" were bad....after explaining I didn't have a dog anymore, he told me what I needed. I called Part Select.com they sent me a picture of what I needed. I compared it to my tired old dogs, ordered it and took the least expensive shipping..to my surprise it was on my doorstep the next day! install instructions included! I will definitely recommend Parts Select.com and will certainly use them and my brother in law again I am sure!!Mike O'ConnorMiddletown NJ
Watched one load of clothes go through and suspected the drive mechanism for agitator was shot. So jumped on computer and googled it. PartSelect.com came up! put part number in and up came parts diagram and repair stories on how to take it apart. Followed their instructions so I pulled cap seal off and loosened agitator nut took assembly apart and seen the cams were worn. Ordered it on line, ~ 1/2 of what other sites offered and was here in 2 days! Great service & repair instructions!
After reading one of the reviews on this website, I decided to order the parts and do it myself. I removed the softener cup. Reached inside and pulled up on plastic cover. Used socket with extension to remove bolt while holding base with the other hand, Pulled up on top of agitator and it came came out exposing the Agitator cam bearing and directional cogs. These lifted right out and were very easily replace with the new parts. It took me longer to clean the old fabric softener and detergent off the upper and lower agitators than it did to do the actual repair. This website is great!
I am so glad that I found this site!! We had our washing machine looked at by a repair guy that wanted to charge us $90 +labor to repair the agitator. I looked on this site and found the parts and how to fix it myself. It cost me $6.52!!!! I can't believe that he was going to charge me for the agitator when all it was, was the dog ear cams!Thanks again!Greg
The whole process is almost intuitive if you have taken things apart before. Pull up on the softener dispenser and remove it. Reach into the center of the agitator post, grip the handles on the sealing disc, twist and pull to remove. This exposes the bolt holding the agitator down. Use an 11mm socket and an extension to remove the bolt. Pull the assembly in one piece. Separate the top from the bottom carefully, remove the cam assembly from the top section. Place the new asssembly in its place and reassemble the agitator in the reverse order. When reinserting the sealing disc, clean the surfaces carefully, coat the O-ring with liwuid soap, and twist the disc while pressing down to ensure a good seal.
After watching the video, I simply did as the tech did. The agitator was difficult to pull apart once the unit was removed. So for anyone else doing this, be sure to have your body clear of the cylinder as you free it from it's base. Also, place tape over the top to prevent the cam kit from flying out. Pay close attention as to which side of the replacement kit is "up" or "down." It actually was very easy. Thanks for the video.
The cam in the agitator of the Whirlpool Ultimate Care II (LSQ7533JQ0) was a little different than the instructions and videos I could find on the web. The difference is that the cam has tabs that keep the cam in place with the agitator. I had to try to pry the tabs loose enough so that when I stood on the agitator base and then pulled up on the part of the agitator that pulls the clothes down, only then would the cam finally pop loose. Once I was able to do that, everything was easy to replace.
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