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PartSelect Number PS334650
The agitator is designed to spin the clothes during a wash cycle. If your washing machine will not agitate, spin, or shakes and/or is noisy, you may need to purchase the agitator repair kit. 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 the photo plus the thrust spacer, inner cap seal, and washer. You may need agitator grease for this repair. As with any major appliance repair, be sure to disconnect power to the washing machine before beginning the job.
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:
This kit contains one screw with rubber gasket and threaded sealant. The screw head is 7/16".
Also known as an O-Ring. This black o-ring seal is three inches in diameter.
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.
I watched the videoand just followed your lead. It really was easy. The only thing I didn't have was the agitator grease or lube.
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The most difficult aspect of the repair was separating the upper and lower agitator, as over the years the minerals in the water had stuck them together. I used a rubber mallet and gave the auger a few sharp blows, and the two main pieces separated. The greatest amount of time involved was the process of meticulously cleaning all the parts that were to be reused in the repair as there was a lot of old grease, dirt and mineral build up coating everything. The old cam dogs were completely gone, they had disintegrated over 20 years of use. I simply dropped the four new dogs in their cut outs on the cam agitator. and snapped on the bearing collar, which is really just a plastic retaining ring that prevents the dogs from falling out when you turn the cam agitator upside down and push it into position to connect the two agitator sections. The new thrust washer easily set in place on the lower agitator, and bolting the assembly back onto the washer shaft was a snap with a 10 inch socket extension. Washer works perfectly now, it spins better than the average political pundit.
7/16 socket removed nut and very easy to take apart replaced agitator. Spring knob just pop in. Awesome doing it myself and not having to spend over a hundred dollars to get a $20 job done!
Follow inst. that came with the parts. Took out the old and replace with the new one's. Took about 30 mins. all total. Web site was real good on showing which parts that I needed and order department was great. Wayne Tulloch
Repairing the agitator was easy.Removed the upper housing and 1 bolt.Change the ratcheting mechanism, reinstall, done.Changing the pump was a bit more involved.Had to remove the shell.The old pump was rusted on to the motorbut with the help of some PB Blaster, screwdrivers and a hammer I was able to get it off.No more leaks on the floor and the clothes actually agitate instead of remaing stationary.For less than a Plumbers 1 hour of labor I was able to repair it myself and will probably get another 5 years out of this washer. Will it ever die?
I am a maintenance mechanic and was very easy for me. I just loose i screw 10mm took out old parts put new parts in and it was ready to go again.
Gravy replacement! I pulled out softner dispenser,undid the one bolt securing the agitator assembly, and removed the top half of the agitator. the cam assembly tapped out. I replaced the bolt so I could still use the machine while the parts were on the way. When the part arrived (36 hours later with 3-5 days expected) I removed the bolt again and followed the simple instructions to replace the cam. Saved a ton on repair costs!
I removed the fabric softener dispenser atop the agitator. I twisted and pulled out the plug inside the agitator. Using a socket on an extended wrench, I removed the single nut inside the agitator (keep the agitator from turning with a large screwdriver, etc. and turn the nut counter-clockwise to remove). The agitator came out, and I removed all of the cam parts. I cleaned all of the old parts with bleach and water. Reinstalling the new parts was simple and straightforward as indicated in the illustrated instructions. Now it works great!
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.
I popped the cap off the agitator removed a bolt. Removed the damaged parts. And replaced them with the new ones it was easy.
just do it
Being a 69-year-old retiree on a fixed income, and having successfully replaced the water shut-off valve solenoid assembly on my automatic dishwasher some months ago, it was nonetheless with some apprehensiveness that I bravely elected to also attempt the repair of my washing machine's paralyzed agitator, instead of enlisting the expensive services of an appliance repair technician. After receiving the agitator top ratchet assembly repair parts from PartSelect, I opened the package only to find that my apprehensions regarding difficulty of installation had been unwarranted. The rudimentary instructions provided with the repair parts were easily understood, and I found them to be quite sufficient for my occasional reference during the repair process. Needle nose pliers, a 3/8" drive ratchet, extension and 7/16" socket were all that were required for me to successfully replace the agitator's old worn-out ratchet pawl assembly with the new one, giving my older model Whirlpool machine a new lease on life, my clothes a cleaner wash, and my ego a considerable boost. The repair parts arrived within only a couple of days of my having ordered them, and were very reasonably priced. I would recommend this site to any do-it-yourselfer in need of quality, bargain-priced appliance repair parts, and will most assuredly be a return customer, should I find myself in need of similar repair parts in the future. Sincerely, Steve
Simply watch the video and installed it very easy and very fast
Watch the instructions video. Follow the exact instructions carefully.
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