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

Agitator Directional Cogs

PartSelect Number PS388034

These agitator directional cogs are commonly referred to as dog ears. They come four to a package and are usually used with direct drive washing machines.

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.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Shakes and moves.
  • Spins slowly.
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Thrust Spacer

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerMike from Lakewood CA

Top part of agitator was skipping/not turning

First I removed the pop off cap at the top of the spiral shaped top agitator. Then reach down inside and pry off another pop off water tight cap exposing a 7/16 or 1/2 inch nut. A deep socket would probably be easiest but I didn't have one so a nut driver and luck got it unthreaded- it was pretty tight and yoiu have to hold the agitator from spinning while you unthread. Then the upper agitator asslembly lifts out and the cog assembly falls apart but it's only like 3 or four housing pieces and it only goes together one way to hold the four new cogs in place. reassemble and the machine works great again

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerMarius from Buena Park CA

Washer would not agitate

basically pop off the top spindle cover, reach in and pull off the water cap from the agitator cog cover, unscrew the bolt holding the cog holder and pull the agittator assembly up and off the machine. Remove the piece holding the gogs in place and replace cogs making sure to put them back in the same direction as they came out. Turn the agitator upside down and stick the piece holding the cogs in and snap it in. Replace all components in reverse order they were removed, and there you are. Works great.

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  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerZHAN from MORRISVILLE NC

Agitaor does not spin anymore

First take the top cover off, second using socket to turn the nut loose at the center, then removing the plastic holder which has four directional cogs in it, replacing them with new one.

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  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSherman from Kansas City MO

All four dog ears were broken to pieces

Removed fabric softener dispenser. Inserted screwdriver into slot on side of cover that is on agitator and pried off. Used socket extension to unscrew bolt inside agitator. Lifted out and slid off plastic ring holding agitator cogs . Replaced cogs in the same direction they came out. Since these instructions were here on site at the time I ordered the parts, it made the job very simple and fast...the order came very fast too.

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  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerDurand from Tyndall AFB FL

Agitator would'nt agitate

Took off softner dispenser, took off bolt cover. Used 7/16 socket with long extension and unscrewed bolt. Pulled up on agitator and out it came. Took out directional cogs and replaced with new. Reversed procedure and I was done. Saved a lot of money by not calling a mobile repair man on this one!

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

Customerjose from lake forest CA

Agitator wasn't moving

first remove the cap on agitator(softner),then pull out inside cap (small cover inside),loose bolt in center (you need a 7/16 socket with a long extension) after that pull up the whole assamble out of the washer tub,hold bottom part and pull up agitator ,turn up side down to take out the cogs and holder, replace with new ones and go back on the instructions.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerTanya from Garrettsville OH

Agitator not working (again)

The dogs (directional cogs) cause the upper portion of the agitator to turn in one direction only. The clothes don't get clean unless this happens.

The material the dogs are made of wears out in a few months of use.

I buy 4 packages of them at once, every few years.

Pull off the inner cap, unscrew the bolt, remove the old cogs, put in the new ones, reverse the disassembly process and away we go.

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerWilber from Thomaston ME

Wouldn't agitate properly

I removed the fabric softner dispenser,removed the inner cover,removed the 1/2" bolt holding the upper agitator to the lower agitator and pulled the upper agitator up and out.Remover the cog holder from inside the upper agitator and replaced the old cogs with the new.They simply set loosely in the holder.I then reversed the process of putting the agitator back and bolting it in,inserted the small cover and dispenser.The entire job took about 5 minutes at most.

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  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerWilliam from Canandaigua NY

Agitator stopped turning

I took a socket and removed the agitator bolt and cover which exposed the cogs. I cold see the cogs were stripped. I changed them and everything works fine.

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerMichael from Clawson MI

Agitator was spinning freely

Removed the fabric cone from center of agitator pop out the plastic cover inside, remove bolt in center pull on agitator, remove cam holder and replace cams.
repeat process to re assemble

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerKitty from Erie PA

Agitator wouldn't turn when washing clothes.

Removed fabric softener dispenser. Inserted medium flathead screwdriver into slot on side of cover that is on agitator and pried off. Used socket wrench, socket and extension to unscrew bolt inside agitator. Lifted out and slid off plastic ring holding agitator cogs (cogs will fall right out so make sure you check to see how they're in). Replaced cogs in the same direction they came out. Very simple!!

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerWalter from Brandon MS

Agitator wasn't turning

After reading on line how others did it, it was simple. I lifted out the softener dispenser. Under that there was a plastic cap. You just lift it out - theres no fasteners holding it. It just fits snugly in place by means of an o-ring. Under that there is one bolt holding the agitator to the spindle. Loosen that and remove the whole agitator. The agitator then comes apart in the middle. Just pull the two halves apart. The only tool you will need is one socket with a long extention and a ratchet. Once apart you will see the 4 plastic cogs that spin the agitator. The teeth were worn off of mine. I simply replaced the four cogs that come as a set. None of the other parts were worn to the point of needing replacement. I now have a fully functioning washing machine that was repaired for less than thirteen dollars!

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerDouglas from Wetumpka AL

Worn our agit-dogs, agitator wouldn't pull clothes down

FIRST I printed the directions from an online DIY stie, then removed a single bolt from the center of the agitator. I dismantled the agitator, replaced the dogs, and used to printed page to help me reassemble the agitator. I then replaced the bolt. It's VERY easy, but you need the pictures to be sure you've put everything back in the correct place.

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerHarry A. from Maitland FL

Agitator stopped turning with a load in it.

Pulled cap off top of agitator, loosened bolt down in center of assembly and pulled collar up with pliers.
Removed old dog ears and replaced. Need to be extra careful on direction of dog ears.

Very simple; even a cave man could do it!

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerEldon from Liberty Lake WA

Top part of agitator quit agitating in one direction.

First, I removed the (3) piece softener cup from the top of the agitator.
Then I removed the bolt from inside the top of the agitator.
The agitator drive assembly lifts out of the lower agitator.
A flanged plastic snap ring holds the (4) drive dogs into the drive assembly.
Use a small screwdriver to remove the snap ring.
Replace the (4) drive dogs, and reassemble in reverse order.

As far as repairs go, this one is really easy.

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