Agitator Repair Kit

PartSelect Number PS334650

Manufacturer Part Number 285811
Manufactured by Whirlpool

The agitator kit is most commonly used if the top part of the agitator is not moving correctly but the bottom is. This kit now includes all pieces shown in photo plus the thrust spacer, inner cap seal and agitator bolt washer. 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:

  • Will not agitate.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Shakes and moves.
  • Spins slowly.
  • Not cleaning properly.
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Related Parts Additional or alternate parts to consider.

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Bolt

Part Number 348478

This kit contains one screw with rubber gasket and threaded sealant. The screw head is 7/16".

$4.46
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Inner Cap Seal

Part Number 1490170

Also known as an O-Ring.

$2.18
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Thrust Spacer

Part Number 334562

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.

$2.52
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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerAl from Lake Tapps WA

The washer wasn't agitating.

Removed the attaching bolt and then removed the Upper Agitator Assembly. I removed the damaged parts and installed the Agitator Repair Kit and Re-installed the NEW Upper Agitator Assembly.

All of our wash was smelling like mildew. It was making us nauseas . After the repair everything smelled fresh and clean again. We received our parts within three days.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerTroy from Montgomery AL

Leaking water pump, no agitator movement

First I removed the housing to gain access to the water pump. Upon removal of the clamps holding the rubber hoses, I used a shallow pan to collect the water in the system (2-3 cups). Next, a flat tip screw driver was used to pry off the water pump retainer clips, such action permits the pump to be easily withdrawn from the motor shaft. Prior to my parts purchase, I had noticed rubber particles below the transmission which was due to a worn motor coupling. My second service step was to use a socket wrench to loosen the motor retaining clips for motor removal. The coupling was replaced, although the plastic driven "gears" were left in place and not replaced given they were observed in good condition and not easily removed with hand tools. After coupling installation to the transmission, the motor drive was aligned to engage the coupling. Alignment pins for the motor helped with such alignment. The motor retention clips were reinstalled and tightened - important to check the overall alignment here. Next, the rubber hoses to the pump were connected to make the final assembly step back to motor easy. Last the pump was resecured with the clips.

The agitator was repaired by removal of the softener dispenser - pulling and twisting up. Next a deep well socket was used to remove the agitator bolt. The agitator was lifted off easily. Finally, using the instructions provided a new thrust washer was installed, the agitator cam and cam dogs were installed followed by reassembly of the agitator. The agitator bolt was installed and tightened. The cover plate residing inside the softener dispenser was reinstalled, followed by the softener dispenser itself. The new parts are all now installed....last reassemble the outer housing to the washer...everything works great now.

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  • Agitator Repair Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerLinden from Wichita KS

The agitator no longer agitated

I popped the cap off the agitator removed a bolt. Removed the damaged parts. And replaced them with the new ones it was easy.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerDiane L from Twinsburg OH

Dogs were stripped

Only had to replace the dogs, the remainder of the kit did not fit my washer. It now works like a dream, maybe better than before and since I did it myself I am very proud to have made the repair and did not require a $80+ service call. I pulled off the softener dispenser, used an 11/16" socket, removed the agitator, set it on the floor stood on it and pulled off the top of the agitator, removed the device that holds the dogs, put the new ones in and reassembled. It was super easy!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerThomas from Fairburn GA

Would not agitate

Took sealing caps off agitator to access holding screw & followed instructions included with the repair kit to replace agitator unit. Ordered the part on Friday morning and had the part by early Monday morning. Impressed with the service........Thanks

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerPatrick from Rochester NY

Would not agitate

The small plastic pieces that activate the agitator were worn down. Bought the 12$ kit intead of 3$ kit, came w an extra piece that keeps the dogs in place. Put it back the way I found it. Wife is psyched we didn't have to buy a new washer and I look like a rock star.
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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerGary from Ocean Springs MS

Top part of agitator was spinning freely

Based on the trouble shooting page the website, I was able to confirm that I needed the $11 agitator repair kit. Small flat tip screwdriver and 7/16th socket with long extension is all that is needed. Once removed I could see all the dogs were broken, allowing the agitator to spin in either direction. Repair was exactly as described on a video I found while researching. Which is also the same as described on this website's page, but I like to see things!I used plumbers grease (silicon) for the o-ring on the cap and put back in order. 30 minutes and it's fixed!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerWilliam from West Columbia SC

The agitator on the washing machine was not working at all; I was ready to call a repair man or buy a new washer

I popped the cap off of the agitator. I could see the grabbers weren't grabbing the side of the agitator. I thought I could take a shot at fixing it since I was ready to give up. Happened upon this site. With the model number, I was very easily able to find the parts I needed. Ordered them up. Took one bolt out of the assembly and the whole agitator came off. I popped in the new parts as the diagram was very easy to follow, resecured the bolt, and all was good. I saved a ton of money off replacement or even calling a service tech. Your site made this very easy with the detailed diagrams. Didn't order anything I didn't need. Only cost $11 to fix it and made me feel like Mr. Fixit. I will definitely use your site as my first, best choice for any problems I have in the future.

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  • Agitator Repair Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerBRUCE from HUNTINGTON STATION NY

Agitator was not turning

Removed agitator with socket wrench, removed worn out parts, replaced with new parts, reinstalled agitator, tested washer...fixed.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerTimothy from Litchfield IL

Agitator woild not move!

Took old agitator apart. Seen worn parts inside. Found parts select online. Website found my parts I needed. Fed-Ex had them to me the next day. Installed new parts. Website even had a nice video on how to install them. very easy!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJennifer from Ridgefield WA

Agitator wasn't working

I noticed the washer wasn't agitating the load any longer. So took the agitator assembly apart and noticed that the dogs were striped and wasn't letting that agitator work properly. Went to this web sight and ordered the replacement part. When it came i went and installed it that minute. I have never attempted to work on any appliance prior to this. The instructions were well written and I was able to have my washer back up in running with in 10 minutes. It saved me having to go out and buy a new washer dryer set. Thanks for reading Jennifer of Vancouver, WA

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerWarren from Dublin OH

The top part of the agitator would not rotate correctly

As per the instructions, I pried off the cover and removed the inside piece. Then, using the socket set and extension bar, I loosened the retaining bolt. I lifted the whole upper part of the agitator and removed the inner working (those parts that the kit replaced). I broke off the tabs as instructed.
The instructions mentioned a specific grease (which I didn't have and was not aware of when I ordered the repair kit), but a search on the Internet indicated that many people put the washer back together without the grease.
The new parts are not an exact match for the replaced parts, but it was easy to follow the directions to build the new section. Putting the whole thing together again was easy.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsWrench set

CustomerROBBIE from BELLEFONTE PA

Agitator did not spin

I took the liquid detergent cup off.
Took the inner cap out.
Removed the 7/16in. bolt out with a socket and a ratchet with an extension.
I cleaned all parts.
Replaced the parts.
Works Great.

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  • Agitator Repair Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerRicardo H from San Diego CA

Top half of agitator was not turning with the bottom half.

1. Removed the liquid detergent receptacle from top part of upper half of agitator.

2. Pulled up on the ears of the plastic cap (at the bottom of what's left after removing the liquid receptacle) to expose the nut. Turned nut counter-clockwise with socket set while preventing lower half of agitator from turning.

3.Once nut was totally unscrewed pulled up entire agitator- works out of washing machine, then placed agitator on floor, placed my feet on lower part of agitator while pulling up on upper half of agitator and the 2 sections separated, as well as the small parts of agitator.


4. I remounted the upper half of the agitator to the lower half outside of the washing machine, but it could probably also be done by first installing the lower half of the agitator into the machine and then mounting the upper half onto the lower half.

5. I re-screwed the bolt clock-wise with one hand while preventing the lower half of the agitator from turning.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerEdward from Moncks Corner SC

Agitator not agitating

I had previously disassembled the agitator assembly so all that I needed to do was assemble the repair kit and reassemble the agitator. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Having previously disassembled the parts helped to know how to reassemble the new parts. I did have a moment of frustration trying to get the bolt that holds the assembly together to line up with the agitator shaft. Finally got that solved by holding it in place with the socket wrench before placing the agitator assembly on the shaft. After reassembling the agitator, everything worked great. I figure I saved over $100.00 buying the parts and doing the job myself.

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