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Agitator Directional Cogs

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, 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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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: John from East Hartford, CT

Cogs were worn agator not working

Replaced Cogs agator works great.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Michael from Coeur d'Alene, ID

Not agitating

Pop off fabric soft. dispenser with screwdriver in the slot.
Remove the plastic seal with o-ring w/ pliers.
Remove agitator assy. with 3/8 socket on extension.
Pull up/off top agitator, holding on to the bottom agitator.
R and R the thrust washer between agitators, w/silicon top and bottom.
Remove black sleeve on cam and replace cogs in correct position.
Replace agitator and insert cam lined up with tabs and slots, push down firmly to engage tabs.
Replace bolt and tighten.
Insert seal w/ o-ring coated with soap and push down to groove.
Replace softener reservoir.
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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Ricky from Lowell, OR

Top agitator would only slightly turn.

Watched the great parts select video and then check all other parts on bottom and top agitator for wear then found the parts I needed, very easy fix and runs like new.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Patti from Ozark, AL

Agitator would not work

got the parts from parts select and got the machine repaired quickly
what a savings
repair man would have been over 100 dollars
the shipping was more than the parts but I saved greatly with no repairman
love your site and the great savings
i really loved my washing machine and hating to lose it
was so satisfied that I could save it after all these years
thanks

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Dennis from Spring Grove, IL

Agitator was free wheeling

repair was really simple. If you can get it apart, you can fix it. the parts fit perfectly.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Chris from Kernersville, NC

Top half of agitator would not agitate.

Removed top cap of agitator and pulled out the inner cap. Spread a pair of needle nose pliers and placed them in square holes on each side of nylon fitting. Unscrewed nylon fitting and removed top half of agitator. Replaced directional cogs/dog ears and put agitater back together. Works like new. Easy fix.

PS Received parts in 72 hours. $10.00 bucks and never left the house.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Carleen from Las Vegas, NV

Washer agitator not working properly

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

Washer not agitating

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.

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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: KENNETH from HAUGHTON, LA

Agitator stopped working

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.....

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: roger from Delanco, NJ

Upper agitator not spinning

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.

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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: Wendell from Hudson, NY

Agitator cogs wore out

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."

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Genaro from Moreno Valley, CA

Washer wouldn't agitate

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!

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Melissa from Raleigh, NC

The upper section of agitator would not agitate.

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.

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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: Howard from Murfreesboro, TN

Agitator in washer not working-not circulating clothes

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.

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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: Kelly from Norcross, GA

Agitator is now just annoying

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!!!!

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