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PartSelect Number PS388034
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, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
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 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.
This kit contains one screw with rubber gasket and threaded sealant. The screw head is 7/16".
With the help of a You Tube video, which was watched first, then when the parts were delivered, the video was watched again, then we played the video back and paused it after each section was done so we could make sure we were doing the repair correct. The one thing I will mention that the video doesn't mention to do is, before taking the agitator out of the washer, put a mark somewhere on the agitator to tell you which end is the top. Just remember that the top( cap ) will be off, so that will not work. Otherwise it was a good, easy fix
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Washer stopped agitating. I removed the clothes softener cup on top of the agitator by grasping and pulling up, inside the agitator I removed the inner plastic cap by grasping the 2 finger tabs and pulling up. There was a plastic retainer assembly with spring instead of the 7/16 nut referred to in other posts. I used a long 1/2" ratchet extension to remove the plastic retainer assembly, removed the top half of the agitator and replaced the cogs, then replaced the agitator, plastic retainer assembly with spring, snapped the plastic cap back on, and replace the clothes softener cup.
Go to youtube and watch how to repair washing machine agitator. It is so easy. did the repair. Now it works, less than $20.00 to fix. Now I don't need to buy a new washing machine. Maybe it will make it another 15 years.....
After removing the pressed in cap inside the agitator i removed it from the machine with a socket wrench. Then it did not take long to figure out that the two peices snapped apart. then one look at the cogs (referred to as dog ears) i knew they where stripped and where the problem. Icanceled the service call and order the parts myself from this site. So it was very easy and i'm not sure how much money i saved but the bragging rights went along way with the wife, Thanks.
Removed the agitator assembly with a socket wrench and extension, replaced cogs, reinstalled assembly...took about 10 minutes because I dropped the assembly once, and had to reassemble it. An absolute "piece of cake."
Pulled up and removed the fabric softner dispenser. Then I pulled up and removed the cap barrier to have access to the screw. Removed the screw and pulled up the cloths mover. Tunrned the cloths mover over to remove the bearing cam to remove the broken agitator cogs and replaced them with the new ones. I held the bearing cam with my right hand and held the cloths mover with my left hand turning it slowly with my left hand and lightly pushing down with my right hand until the cloths mover made contact with the grooves of the shaft and it sunk down on the shaft. Replaced the screw and washer then the cap barrier , next the fabric softner dispenser. Took 10 min. to complete the job. Now my washer runs like new ! Plus, I have a happy wife!
Snap off softener dispenser. Pop off top of agitator with flat head screw driver. Use long handled socket ro remove agitator fastener. Lift off entire agitator assembly. Flip upside down on floor. Secure top section of agitator between feet and carefully unsnap but lifting upper portion. Look at placement of existing agitator cogs in upper section between feet. Remove cog retainer. Note position of cogs. Replace one cog at a time making sure they are repositioned the same way. Attach cog retainer. Place bottom portion of agitator in alignment and snap. Flip over and reinstall on washer center assembly. Place bolt and washer back into assembly and retighten. reattach cover and softener dispenser (if you have one). Done! Less than 15 minutes.
I followed the diagram and instructions included in the kit. I removed the plastic cover on the agitator, then another plastic cap inside the agitator. loosened a 7/16 bolt-removed agitator from washer. After removing agitator, Directional cogs and gear assembly inside agitator removes easily-pull out or turn upside down. Re-assembly was easy-almost fool proof . Using the instructions and diagram included with Directional cog package made it a snap.
popped off the softener dispenser, pulled out seal over nut assembly, used socket wrench with extention to loosen and remove nut holding cog assembly.slid holding ring off of the bottom (mine was black in color) pulled out old dog agitators put in new ones, reverse assembled the unit tightened it down, (be sure not to go too tight there is a rubber bushing under the nut) ran a small test load of laundry and it now works great!!!!
I popped the liquid detergent cap off of the top of the Agitator. I then removed the seal cap to expose the Agitator dog assembly and bolt. I removed the entire Agitator dog assembly and Agitator by removing the single 7/16? bolt. I pulled the old dogs out, put the new dogs in and reassembled the Agitator Assembly.Works like new!!
The repair was very easy, I took the top cap off the agitator and removed the recess bolt and pulled the agitator out of the washing machine,put the agitator on the floor and put my feet on the sides of the agitator and pulled the top haft apart,replaced the agitator directional cogs put back together work great
I also ordered a new agitator repair kit which had almost everything. I noticed that I the kit had shorted 3 of the 4 cogs. Once the missing parts were received I removed the agitator bolt from the middle of the agitiator with a rachet and socket. Amazingly, I read the instructions and followed them accordingly. I pulled removed the agitator and removed the dogs/cogs and placed the new one in the new dogs *Making "dog gone" (pun intended) sure they were facing the correct way, by comparing them to the instructions. I carefully seated them as per the illustrations on the instructions and replaced the center bolt in. placed the cap on top and started the washer. Then I had my cup of coffee. By the way..I'm a grandmother, so if I can do it.............!
First I popped off the very top cap of the agitator. I then used a socket extension to access the mounting bolt in the interior of the agitator. Once the bolt was loose i pulled the agitator off and dropped out the middle piece. With this out i switched the 4 cogs with the old. I then held the agitator assembly upside down and placed the middle piece back in. The most difficult part was aligning the agitator back onto the bottom part. Screw it back in place and pop the top back on.
I removed the center cap from the agitator, which then exposed an inner cap with rubber seal. These were both easily removed with no tools... just a slight pull. Then the center screw was exposed. I removed that "one" screw and pulled the upper agitator assembly off. The old dog ears literally fell right out. I simply ensured that I placed the new dog ears in the same direction as the old, which is not hard to remember because the little housing piece that holds them is molded in the angle of the ears. Putting it back in took the most time because the new ears can easily fall out. In order to overcome this I had to assemble the pieces that had been removed and carefully put them back in place. At that point I had to manage to get the screw back into position and tighten it up. I put the inner cap with seal back in place and then the agitator cap... Done! It's an old machine but works great with a simple repair. The dog ears were so inexpensive that I purchased two sets. Great site!
Removed top portion of agitator to expose the nut which held it to the shaft and removed the nut with a socket and ratchet. Removed the entire agitator and carefully took apart the plastic part which held the old directional agitator cogs (4 of them) and removed them and replaced with the new ones which I had ordered. I then reassembled the agitator and dropped it in place and fastened & tightened the one nut which I had removed earlier. The entire process probably took about 10 minutes and we immediately tried the washing machine and observed that the top portion of the agitator was turning exactly as it was supposed to and I am extremely pleased that I was able to make the repairs myself. This was a very pleasant process and I would highly recommend your business to my friends and relatives. Thank you very much for your efficient help.Sincerely,Ken Lancaster
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