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Fabric Softener Dispenser

PartSelect Number PS381197

Use this dispenser for your direct drive washing machine.

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.
  • Does not dispense fabric softener / detergent.
  • Will not drain.
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    $12.92
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14 of 20 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Fabric Softener Dispenser

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerDennis from Port Orchard WA

No fabric softener dispenser

Pop the center cap off the agitator and snap the dispenser in. Easy as 1-2-3.

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Parts Used

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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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerTeresa from Elkin NC

The top part of agiator would not spin

I watched the video, it went step by step, the screws were not the same as on the video but not hard to figure out how to take control top off. The rest was easy, the video was so easy to follow. The only problem I had was trying to put the cabinet back on the base, I had to have my husband help me, otherwise it was easy. This is the first time I have ever tried to fix a washing machine, I had been looking at new ones, but I decided to try my hand at fixing the problem and I am glad I did,my husband is so proud that I did it by myself that he is telling all our family and friends. I will shop this website again. Thank you

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerGerald from Delavan WI

Only one part of the two part agitator worked

I removed the softener dispenser and the cap from the center of the agitator. With a socket set I removed the bolt holding the agitator. pulled off the agitator. I could see the worn "ratchet fingers". I ordered the parts and two days later received them. Following the enclosed instructions I fixed it. First time I have ever fixed anything on a washer.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerWILLIAM from CORAOPOLIS PA

Agitator would not turn

Removed the stud bolt in the ag[tator and removed the agitator from the machine. J then seperated the agitator in two pieces and installed the new dogs.I then installed the agitator back in the washing machine and it performed beautifully

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerErick from Ovid MI

Top agitator stopped moving

The "Agitator Repair Kit" worked perfect; it is like a brand new machine again. There was only one bolt to remove and the entire agitator assembly came out. Once removed, I separated the top corkscrew portion from the bottom agitator. The old dog-ear ratchet pieces were worn smooth and were not gripping the inner teeth on the upper portion of the aggitator so I simply replaced all the parts with the new ones from your kit and reassembled. In under 15 minutes, my machine was working like new!!! I cannot even imaging how much a repairman would have rocked me for the same repair.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerGENELL from HAVELOCK NC

The agitator prongs broke

My husband pulled out the old agitator and popped in the new one with the fabric softener part on top. Very simple

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerThomas from Windsor Heights IA

Did not dispense fabric softner during wash cycle

Removed the old fabric softner dispenser and sealed cap from bottom of agitator. Also removed directional cogs and retainer wheel. Installed new parts in order of removal and started washing clothes again. Very easy repair for me to handle.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerRonald from Vancouver WA

Fabric softner and agitator not working

it was easy to repair with the instructions that were included. the agitator dogs was not allowing the fabric softner to work correctly so by replacing the agitator dogs the fabirc softner now works with no hassles. I replaced the fabric softner part as well.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerWilliam from Mokena IL

Washer tub off-balance during spin

This washer does not have a removable front panel, so the spring replacement was made from the bottom of the unit, with the washer lying down on its face. This put two of the springs in tension which had to be relieved by propping the tub. The springs had removable bottom clips which made the job much easier.

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Parts Used

  • Fabric Softener Dispenser

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerLiz from Winchester KS

Washer model didn't come with softener dispenser

Just bought my washer and dryer from Home Depot, but bought an Admiral model that didn't come with a fabric softener dispenser. Ordered the part from PartSelect and after rocket fast shipping installed it in seconds. The installation required no tools as the dispenser just snapped right in. My clothes are now soft and free of static cling. Thank you PartSelect!!

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerSamuel from Auburndale FL

No agitation

Removed agitator found the agitator dogs were broke, identified all parts needed ordered from PartSelect, recieved all parts , repair was very simple 10 min job , works great! Saved lots of money !

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerHector from Bronx NY

Agitator cogs was worn out

remove the lid and screw pull out agitator and replaced it, very easy. My neighbor threw it out because of this, smh i just got a new washer for free

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerChristine from Yucaipa CA

Stripped agitator dogs

Replaced them with the agitator cam kit. It was easy. Hard to get the upper agitator half off of the lower but that was what the husband is for LOL. With his muscle and your "how to videos", it was a snap. If something else breaks this is the first place Im going to to see if I can repair it. This repair cost a whopping $24 and I actually could have gotten away a lot cheaper but bought an extra washer and bolt which I probably didnt need but replaced anyway. I thought we were going to have to get a new washing machine. No way. Machine is working as good as ever. Thank you, thank you XXXOOO

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerBeth from Thousand Oaks CA

Agitator was not turning during every wash

I am a woman and not very experienced with large appliance repairs. This was very simple thanks to the diagram posted and the other comments. It saved us time, repair costs and a new washer for now. The ultimate recycling :). Thank you to all who posted

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