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

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PartSelect Number PS388034
Manufacturer Part Number 80040
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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.
  • Will not drain.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • Not cleaning dishes properly.
  • Does not dispense fabric softener / detergent.

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Agitator Repair Kit

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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.

$20.92
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Thrust Spacer

Part Number 334562

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.

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

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

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Question:

We have figured out that we need to replace the agitator dogs in our washer. We aren’t that handy but we also don’t have the funds to get a repair person to do it. Especially if its an easy job. Do you think this is something I could do myself with a little DIY experience? How hard is this project (roughly)?

Parker
Answer:

Hello Parker, to make this repair you will need to remove the center bolt in the agitator, and then lift the agitator out. You will need to separate the upper part from the lower with applied force. Once these are separated, if you tip the upper part of the agitator over, the dogs will fall right out. You should have no trouble replacing the agitator dogs 80040. Best of luck with this repair.

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Question:

I was told to replace my agitator dogs and that it would help fix the agitating problem. Everything seems to be in good condition but it still isn’t agitating and also it looks like the bolt is falling out. What should I do

Conor
Answer:

Hi Connor, we recommend administering some Loctite to the bolt to keep it in place. To diagnose the agitating problem, you need to pull the agitator out and see if the shaft is rotating to move the agitator. If not then it is a problem with the gearcase. If it is then the agitator is the problem. I hope this helps!

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Question:

What does this purchase come with? How many come with it and how many do I need?

Victoria
Answer:

Hi Victoria, this pack comes with a set of 4 and you should only need to purchase one package. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

Washer would agitate and drain but would not spin. Ordered clutch assembly. Replaced clutch assembly. Still will agitate, drain, but won't spin but now there is a loud deep metal on metal friction sound while draining water. When all the the water is drained it goes quiet but just sits there ticking like a time bomb but never goes into spin cycle. I'm at a loss...

Lane for model number LSQ8543JQ1
Answer:

Hello Lane, thank you for contacting us. It can be hard to say what the issue is without actually inspecting the washer. Its possible it could be the motor coupling which can prevent it from spinning. It could also be the timer which would prevent it from advancing. You may need a tech to come take a look to diagnose the problem. Good luck with the repair!

Question:

There doesn't seem to be as much agitation in my washer and makes louder noises with a heavy wash load. I can turn the top agitator both ways but with some pressure or pushing to the side it will catch in those little splines in the outer ring. Thanks

Tom for model number 11023034101
Answer:

Hi Tom, Thank you for your inquiry. There are a couple of parts that you may want to look at that could be causing this issue for you. The cogs are one of the parts, you may also want to check the agitator itself. Make sure that nothing is broken on it. You could also check the direct drive motor coupling and your basket drive as well. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

Everything works but will not spin. Tap the gray box on bottom in back and it works. So what part do i need?

Carla for model number WTW4800XQ4
Answer:

Hi Carla, Thank you for your inquiry. Where the washer is not spinning, the parts you will need to check are the agitator directional cogs, the agitator cam kit, the shift actuator, the lid latch assembly, the drive belt, the inner cap seal, the drive block, the clutch assembly, the agitator and the upper agitator, the agitator cap barrier with seal and thrust spacer. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

My washer will wash fine but it will not spin, it's just buzzing when time to spin, the water will pump out.

Chanta for model number ETW4400WQ0
Answer:

Hello Chanta, thank you for contacting us. The most common fix for this issue based on your model would be the direct drive motor coupling, part number PS1485646 Hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Scott from Miami, FL

Wash stil wet after cycle complete( spin cycle not working) funny noise when should be spinning

Started taking machine apart, would of been easier if I had looked at the online diagrams first, but dismantled enough to find a few broken parts, I could not tell the coupling was broke till I actually removed the water pump and motor. Total cost for 3 plastic parts was less than $25 including shipping. Received parts in 3 days on standard lowest cost shipping. Put machine back together, with just a few extra screws and wire clips, but machine works like new now. Much better than the cost of new or used washer.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Linda 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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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Zina 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: David 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 Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: James 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 Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Marvin from Houston, TX

Upper part of agitator not working

I examined the problem and found defected parts. I decided the agitator repair kit would fix the problem. I received the parts in a very timely manner and the price was very fair. I Replaced the parts and the washing machine is working. Great service THANKS

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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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