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.
  • Not cleaning properly.
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Thrust Spacer

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerLinda from Arnold MD

Agitator wasn't turning

I watched your video, followed the instructions, and
in 20 minutes I had a new washer! The repair man estimated the cost for repair at $150, but I didn't want to spend that much money on a 20-year-old washer, so I ordered the agitator repair kit, cost $12, and it arrived the very next day! I did exactly what the video indicated and within 30 minutes my washer was agitating like never before. Thank you so much for the video instruction, it was fantastic.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerKeith from Mount Vernon WA

Timing tabs securing the agitator center

There are 4 tabs that come from the main agitator body through the center & lock into the centerpiece that holds the directional cogs. They have a tab similar to a cable tie that can only be put on once. They need to be clipped before it will dissassemble & reassembly is difficult because they need to be timed to reattach the round center cog plate. Maybe cut off 2 of them & taper the other 2 them for easier reassembly.

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  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerZina from Hot Springs Villlage AR

Upper part of agitator did not turn because of worn out teeth on the agitator cogs.

The repair went smoothy except for removing the screw that holds the upper agitator part from the bottom agitator. Once that was removed all went smoothly. Considering my washer is 17years old, I guess I should be happy that was my only problem. I followed the directions of the repairman in the video that was provided by the web site. Most of my parts matched his parts :). My husband was very proud that I repaired the washer and was able to diagnose the problem. Thanks for helping me save some $$$$. I'm pleased and am very happy to have solved the problem on my own. My husband teases me about hanging a shingle. Thanks, Zina

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerDavid from Warren MI

Top of agitator was not working

I basically followed the video that was available on Partselect.
I had trouble getting the top of the agitator separated from the lower but I used a length of 2x4 and gently tapped this with a hammer (so I wasn't hitting the plastic directly with the hammer, never a good idea). I few taps around the perimeter of the upper agitator and it came apart. The rest was quite easy. I replaced the seal since it looked pretty worn when I first removed the inner cap.

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Parts Used

  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJames from Oldtown MD

Top portion of agitator not turning

The top portion of the agitator was not turning so that laundry could be drawn down in the wash tub. The problem was 4 little cogs that where worn and would not catch on a gear/cog portion of the bottom portion of the agitator. the cogs where about $10 delivered and it took about 25 min. to install (from top of washer). The old cogs, I also repaired by taking them out and using a hacksaw to redefine the grooves on them. They are still working, so I will hold on to the new parts until needed.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerJohn from East Hartford CT

Cogs were worn agator not working

Replaced Cogs agator works great.

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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

CustomerRicky 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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  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerPatti 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDennis 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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerChris 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 DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerCarleen 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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  • Agitator Directional Cogs

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerRichard 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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerKENNETH 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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

Customerroger 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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerWendell 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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