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

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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 photo plus the thrust spacer, inner cap seal and washer. May need agitator grease for repair.

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Thrust Spacer

Part Number 334562

This white thrust spacer is made of plastic and is also commonly referred to as a retainer ring. It is used in the agitator assembly of many direct drive washing machine models. This is the retaining ring for inside of agitator. May need agitator grease for repair.

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Screw & Washer (5/16-24 x 1)

Part Number 11741866

This kit contains one screw with rubber gasket and threaded sealant. The screw head is 7/16".

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Customer: Robert from Manchester, CT

I can hear the motor spinning, but the tub does not spin

Following this websites directions, I removed the body and agitator, layed the machine down, removed the pump, motor and gearcase and replaced the clutch assembly. I reinstalled everything but the problem was not fixed. I have since taken the machine apart again, this time taking the gearcase itself apart and found a broken part in there (the small screw from the nuetral drain assembly kit part#PS349777). I can not find the screw seperately, so I have ordered the rebuild kit and will try that when it comes in.

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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: Shannon from Folsom, CA

Agitator no longer agitating

With the instructions from YouTube, this was a straight forward and simple repair.

The only issue was obtaining a socket wrench LONG enough to reach the nut in the mid-section of the agitator tower. A quick trip to Lowe's for a socket extension tool ($7) and the repair was easy done quickly.

I'm am NOT handy and was thrilled that I'd avoided the cost of a handyman and that I'd completed the job without breaking anything else!

The correct parts were delivered by PartSelect quickly and were inexpensive.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Ted from South Lyon, MI

No problem

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: Kelly from Huntington Beach, CA

Top part of agitator was not turning in the wash cycle

1. Remove the softner dispenser cap (it just pops off).
2. Reach into the agitator and remove the plastic water seal cap covering the nut that holds the agitator to the shaft.
3. Use a 7/16 socket on an extension to remove the nut.
4. Lift strait up on the top part of the agitator and it will slide right off the shaft.
5. Remove the cog assembly from the agitator. (At this point, I cleaned the inside and outside of the agitator of all the accumulated "stuff").
6. Slide the old cogs out of the assembly and replacing with the new ones.
7. Reverse all your steps and it's that easy.
8. Easy, quick, and inexpensive and it's working great like a new washer!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: David from Poland, ME

Agitator would spin in both directions

First I removed the fabric softener bowl and the cap with the O ring. This exposes the 7/16 hex head screw that secures the whole agitator assembly. After removing the screw the whole assembly can be removed from the washer. By lifting up on the upper half of the assembly while holding down on the bottom half they should come apart (a little pressure is needed). From there you just lift out the unit containing the cogs and replace them. Once you see the part it is pretty self explanatory how it goes together. Re-assemble it the same way it came apart.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Sidonio P. from Leavenworth, KS

Top part of agitator not spinning in one direction as before and had lots of play

Remove the fabric softener dispenser by releasing the blue lock ring.
Using a small screwdriver pop off the cap to the agitator auger and remove the bolt holding it down. You will need a socket set with extension.
Remove the agitator auger and remove the center part containing the cogs (think it is called the cam driver).
Remove the worn out cogs and replace with the new cogs. Put this part back into the agitator auger. It is easier if you turn over the agitator auger part when replacing the cogs so that they do not fall out. If you buy the new replacement cam driver from Parts Select it brings a retainer to keep the cogs from falling out.
On top of the main agitator still in the washing machine, remove the thrust spacer and replace with the new thrust spacer. Apply a good coat of silicone grease (dielectric grease works) to the top of the thrust spacer. Also apply a little grease around the O-ring on the Agitator cap.
Now place back the part you have repaired and once sure it is set correctly on the main agitator, replace the bolt and tighten it down firmly.
Replace the cap and replace the fabric softener dispenser and lock it back in place.
That is all it takes. Took just a little over 15 minutes and now it works like new.
You would not believe what the local Applicance Repair wanted to charge to come out to the house and do this simple repair.

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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: Wayne from Creedmoor, NC

Agitator did not work

First, I removed and disassembled the agitator unit in an attempt to diagnose the problem. I then observed (by manual rotation that the cogs were not engaging). Physical inspection did not reveal any abnormality. However, I knew that the cogs had to be the problem since they were not engaging properly. After looking up the part on your web page, I noticed from the picture that the cogs actually has a couple of small teeth on them (mine was missing the teeth from all four cogs). Apparently they had worn off or had broken completely off during the last use. I received the new parts as ordered, replaced them in the agitator unit and re-assembled the agitator unit. The washer now works perfectly again. Thanks for the service and ESPECIALLY the detailed pictures. They were a tremendous help in solving our issue. We will purchase parts from you again if needed ... saved me a repair call or puchasing of a new unit.

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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: todd from bastian, VA

Washing machine quit agiating

very simple ,pulled top off agiator with hands ,looked down inside at one hex head bolt ,removed ,pulled center piece up an off,seperate center with clutch dogs ,slide"em out, slide new ones in put back together,took less than 10 mins, most people replace there washing machine for this and the parts cost less than $5 !

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Harold from Grandview, TX

Agitator didn't pull laundry down.

We pulled the top of the agitator off. Unscrewed the screw in the middle of the agitator shaft. Pulled the section up where the cogs are located. Turned it upside down, replaced the old ones with the new, replaced the case that holds the cogs and carefully put it back onto the shaft. Screwed it down and popped the top back on.

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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: Susan from Biglerville, PA

Agitator wouldn't agitate

Removed the outer & inner cap from the agitator.
Used a socket set with a very long extension to remove the bolt. Took out the old dog ears, put in the new ones reassembled and it worked. Very easy.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Joseph from Equinunk, PA

Agitator failure

Diagnosing the problem took a couple of hours, because the fabric softener dispenser was so full; I tried to pry it apart but to do that I had to destroy it!:-) While I was cleaning the place for the dispenser I decided to take off the cover, clean out everything - then ordered the parts. Once the parts arrived I watched the video for assembly ... and the rest was easy.

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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: mike from Sioux City, IA

Agitator directional cogs had broken, agitator would not rotate, determined we had too heavy of a wash load, large blanket wrapped around agitator, which stressed cogs and broke all four.

Removed top cover cap, used socket and extension to remove agitator hold down bolt, removed agitator from machine. used screw driver to release locking tabs on center cone section to access location in which to fit the cogs. the cogs have a round end which fits into a slot which holds the cogs in position,snapped center cone back into place, put agitator back into washer, replaced hold down bolt,replaced cover cap and we were back in business.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Jeff from St. Charles, MN

Agitator would not agitate (very agitating)

removed one bolt in center of agitator, removed plastic cog holder and dropped in 4 new cogs. Very easy repair.

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

The agitator arm that rotates the clothes was not moving

pull up and off the fabric dispenser, remove the nut in the middle, and pull the piece off. underneath are 4 plastic things (dogs) that will just fall out. replace them (because they have little plastic things that jut out) and wear away. maneuver the piece back in place and tighten the screw back into place.
SAME JOB BY REPAIR CO. COST ME $95.00 THE FIRST TIME. WE USE HEAVY LOADS AND THE DOGS WEAR OUT AFTER A FEW YEARS. NOW I JUST CHANGE THEM MYSELF.***DID I ADD THAT I AM A WOMAN****

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: luis from peoria, AZ

Agitator would not rotate properly due to worn cogs

Removed softener container on agitator then the round cover under it to access the agitator bolt. Used socket wrench with extension to remove bolt. I then lifted the top half of agitator out of the washer and dumped cog housing. Replaced cogs with new ones (they're convex and fit in slots in the housing) and then placed the housing back in the agitator while aligning the holes on the cog housing with the tabs on the agitator.

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