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388034-1-S-Whirlpool-80040             -Agitator Directional Cogs
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Agitator Directional Cogs

PartSelect Number PS388034

Manufacturer Part Number 80040
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Inglis, Crosley, Maytag.

This part works with the following products: Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not agitate.
  • Noisy.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Spins slowly.
  • Shakes and moves.
  • Not cleaning dishes properly.
  • Will not drain.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Does not dispense fabric softener / detergent.

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: April 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: danny from WASHINGTON, NC

Agitator would not

took off bolt holding agitator on... replaced parts..put back on

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Alec from Indianapolis, IN

The top agitator was not spinning

I popped the dispenser cap off, pulled off the plastic cover that sits on top of the agitator directional cogs assembly, and used a socket wrench with 2 extensions on it to unscrew the nut holding the assembly in place. I misplaced my socket screwdriver and rather than try to buy a nutdriver that matched the size, I just bought a little 3/8" socket extension kit (I needed about 8" of length to be able to use a normal socket wrench). My hands are pretty big so I just had to use pliers to pull the agitator cogs assembly out. Next I just turned the assembly upside down, slipped the plastic ring off that holds the cogs in place, and put the new cogs in place of the old ones. Reassembly was just as easy. The job took about 15 minutes, and once everything was back together the agitator worked like it was brand new.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Timothy from Kansas City, MD

Agitator was making a large amount of noise

After the wife held the phone to the washer so I could hear the horrendous noise it was making. And I screaming at her "shut it off, shut it off!' I came home and took the agitator apart, and found the directional dogs worn out. Went to the computer and easily ordered new parts, which came very quickly. I took off the agitator with a long extension and socket, put in the new dogs and reversed for installation. Told the wife get back to doing the laundry!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Joshua from Lincoln, NE

Replacement of upper agitator.

Very simple. Remove the fabric softener dispenser. Then remove the nut that is inside the agitator (requires a couple of extensions for your socket set). Remove the agitator by pulling up.

I replaced the 'dog ears' or agitator and the upper agitator. It is easy to see where everything needs to go after you take it apart. The upper agitator had plastic gears that were stripped and wouldn't have worked by only replacing the directional cogs.

Its easy, nothing to worry about.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: WILLIAM 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:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Todd from Milwaukee, WI

Replaced the dog ears.

It was easy, take off the cap, then loosen the nut. Take it apart, change the dog ears, put back together. It was done.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Stephen from Hot Springs, AR

Top section of agitator was slipping.

I ordered the new cogs but didn't want to wait the few days for them to arrive. So I decided to try and temporarily repair the old ones. After looking at the picture of the new ones on this site I realized that the teeth were just worn down. I took all four of them out and used a grinding disc to carve the teeth down deeper. They were not perfect. (I would recommend holding the teeth with a vise.) However, after reinstalling the cogs the machine worked perfect and that was two weeks ago. I'm not going to install the new ones until I have to.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Nelson from UNIONTOWN, OH

Agitation ceased

After a quick Google search I determined how to pull off the softener dispenser and top cover. Removed one bolt and pulled agitator out and apart.. Anyone who has used a socket set can do it.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Luu from STANTON, CA

No problem

That OK , easy.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Steve from LANGHORNE, PA

Top agitatior was slipping

from start to finish was about 10 minutes. used screwdriver to pop off top cap of agitator. used ratchet with small extension to take out bolt for agitator. removed agitator, placed it on ground for leverage and pulled off top agitator. carefully observed old directional cogs. flipped top agitator upside down removed old worn out/ broken plastic cogs. replaced them with the new ones. hard to screw up they only install one way. kept top agitator upside down and put rest of agitator back on. flipped it right side up and pressed down hard for secure fit. placed agitator back in washer. reinstalled bolt. placed cap back on and was finished...25 year old washer working like new. $2.80 not including shipping...

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Sam from Surfside Beach, SC

Agitator would not turn

Pop the top off the agitator, remove the bolt, pull off the agitator, pull out the part holding the cogs (dog ears),remove and replace cogs, reassemble. Works great now.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Jesus J from S SAN FRAN, CA

Agitator

I followed the video on line it was very helpful it saved me a service call thank you so much

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: John from MASPETH, NY

Broken cog

just do it

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Douglas from CONCORD, NH

Agitator was not turning

Repair was simple and quick. Started by removing softener cup and removed bolt holding part that housed dogs. Removed housing and slipped of hold down clamp and replaced the 4 dogs then reversed procedure all took about 8 mins

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