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Upper Agitator

PartSelect Number PS340817

This white clothes mover is designed for the upper portion of the agitator.

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.
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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerClaude from Beckley WV

Clothes mover stopped working. Found, after disassembly, that cam dogs were broken into many pieces.

I first pulled the softener dispenser cap off, then re-moved the inner cap/seal by twisting and pulling (it was a little stubborn, but alternating my grip from side to side while pulling was helpful). Using a 7/16" socket with an extension to reach down inside the mover, I then loosened the agitator mounting bolt. Note the amount of torque needed to "break " the bolt from the threads holding it as you don't want to overtighten it when you replace it. It doesn't require much effort to tighten it., depend-ing on the size of your wrench. I then lifted the agitator up and off its shaft by slipping my fingers under it on opposite sides of its base. Then, I lifted the mover or auger off the agitator and removed the thrust washer, cam and cam dogs. Don't worry; the illustrated instructions which are included with the new parts are quite clear and understandable. Then, I placed the new thrust washer and cam and dogs (a separate instruction sheet shows you how to assemble the cam, dogs and bearing; not difficult). Here's the only complaint I have about all this: the instructions advise you to apply agitator grease to the top surface of the thrust washer, but the grease isn't included in the kit. I used standard plumber's silicone grease which I had on hand. Hopefully, that won't be a problem. There's a part # for the grease shown on the illustration (#350849).
It would be helpful if this information were given when ordering these replacement parts. You then put the auger and cam on the agitator and place the assembly back on the shaft in the wash tub and replace the mounting bolt and tighten it. Remember to not overtighten it. Then you place the inner cap/seal back inside the mover after lubricating the seal with plumber's grease or liquid soap and replace the dispenser cap. The instructions remind you that the mover is to turn only clockwise and, if that's what you have, you are finished. As a precaution, I checked the "play" (and there is some in it) in the mover/auger after assembly then checked it again after the first couple of loads we washed. It seems to be fine.
Please don't let the length of this story alarm or discourage you. I'm trying to include everything which might be helpful to anyone who wants to do this. It really isn't difficult. Incidentally, it probably wasn't necessary to replace the mover/auger in my machine as it looked to be in very good condition, but I thought it wise (at another's suggestion) to replace it in case it might wear the other parts prematurely. I hope this helps somebody out there and that I didn't forget anything. Again, the parts come with very good instructions. Just don't forget the grease!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerMark from Pembroke MA

Top agitator worn out

Ordered parts 3pm thursday, came in 10 am friday.
removed 1 7/16 bolt, installed new drive and agitatir, re-installed bolt and was done. about 10 minutes. took longer to find the socket than to fix the machine. thanks for the fast shipping of the right part the first time.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerWilliam from Nashua NH

Not spinning clothes at top of load

I removed dispenser for softener, then pulled cap inside upper agitator, I was able to get my fingers in the grips and pull firmly to unseat it. (disgard o-ring it comes with the repair kit). I then removed the bolt from center and grabbed the bottom of the lower agitator and gave it a good tug to release the whole unit. If that don't work you can get a flat tip screwdriver between the two sections and pry up slightly. Once it was all loose I removed the upper assembly taking care to to remember how all the pieces were assembled. replaced everything in the same order and when it came time to reinstall the inner cap and seal I made sure I put the cap in straight. Also if the seal doesn't cooperate you can use a little liquid soap to lubricate it. you dont want to use grease because it could possibly get on the clothes (the softener sits in there)! You can use the tip of the screwdriver to tuck the oring in if that doesn't work but be very careful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerAlex from Madisonville KY

Washing machine agitator not moving much

First take Fabric Softener Dispenser and cap off Agitator, locate nut, unscrew and wiggle up and out. Agitator Repair Kit comes with the cam dogs and assembly that you put together. (They will only fit one way) I opted to get the Upper Agitator as well since the old one had frayed edges. It is easier to turn over the Upper Agitator and place the assembled Repair Kit inside it then turn over and replace in original position. Using old nut, screw to the lower agitator. Replace cap and Fabric Softener Dispenser.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerJorge from Pensaola FL

Upper agitatator spining

Removed the softner despenser; removed the bolt that support the upper agitator, pull it out. Change the dogs cam and put everything back . real simple.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerSandra from Hartford NY

Agitator wouldn't twirl.

Removed old agitator and determined teeth in center were worn down. Purchased new upper agitator assembly and repair kit. It now works like a new washer. (NOTE: It wasn't until after I did the repair that I heard 15 years is quite old for a washer. But it cost me $40 to repair compared to $500 to replace. I hope it lasts another 15 years!)

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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.

Thanks

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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CustomerApril from Lufkin TX

Top of the agitator wasn't spinning.

I simply removed the bolt from the inside of the agitator and pull the whole the straight up. It came aloose pretty easily. I took the old clothes mover off and put the new one on. On the inside of the mover the dog ears and spacer easily comes out. I removed the spacer and replaced the dogs ears. I put everything back together the way it was when I took it apart. It works as good as it did when I first got it.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerThomas from Troy MI

Upper agitator & cogs wore out

I pulled the cap and took a socket wrench turned the stud agit off and removed the upper agitator. Than I assembled the new agitator with the new clogs put the agaiator back on and tightened the stud agit. Replaced new cap and done! Easy job!! Everything is working like new again. This whirlpool washer is 14 years old and still going strong!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerTheresa from Nekoosa WI

Top of aggitator was not working properly

1 pulled softner cup off aggitator top
2 removed plastic plug and o ring seal from inside the top portion of the aggitator to expose nut.
3 used socket ratchet, extention, and socket to take aggitator apart.
4 removed aggitatior top
5 replaced parts
6 put back together
Was running a load of laundry less than 15 minutes from the time the dilivery guy dropped off the package of new parts.
very easy to repair and fast dilivery. Thanks!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerJulian from Woodstock GA

Agitator (top section) wouldn't turn. Agitator moved freely conterclockwise instead of clockwise only.

I followed the step by step instructions that came with the parts. In my case I had to couple two socket extension together to reach the bolt holding the agitator. Note: The grease that's called for didn't come with the part. I used white lithium grease.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerDiane from El Paso TX

I noticed the top half of the agitator was not moving correctly. The teeth were stripped from years of use.

My husband did the repairs. He took the cap off from the top of the agitator, removed it with a socket, and then removed the bottom portion. He was able to attach the new part with the agitator completely removed from the machine and then piece it all back together. The entire process took a little over 30 minutes. Well worth the $43 in parts!! Saved us from buying a whole new machine! And the machine is 15 years old- works like new again!!!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerTimothy from Hamilton NJ

Agitator was spinning in both directions

Removed bolt which secured agitator removed and replaced agitator, simple as that and made even easier by looking at diagrams on Parts Select.com, parts shipped super fast washer works perfect,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanks

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerNick S. from Cleveland OH

Agitator auger failed to move properly

Piece of cake. Pulled the single retainer bolt from inside the auger. A slight tug up and the entire auger agitator assembly was out. Then I disassembled the guts of the agitator cam and cleaned it up. Following the directions that were in the replacement packages. (very good instructions in plain English, finally ! ) I replaced the damaged "dogs" and reversed the install process. It works like a dream and my 87 year old mother couldn't be happier. Nick Kackloudis

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