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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.
  • Not cleaning dishes properly.
  • Will not drain.
  • Marks left on clothes.
  • 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.

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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)

Part Number 11741866

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:

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: 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Christopher from Wichtia, KS

The agitator stopped working....no spinning

I popped the liquid detergent cap off of the top of the Agitator. I then removed the seal cap to expose the Agitator dog assembly and bolt. I removed the entire Agitator dog assembly and Agitator by removing the single 7/16? bolt. I pulled the old dogs out, put the new dogs in and reassembled the Agitator Assembly.

Works like new!!

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Merrill from Attica, NY

Top part of agitator not turning

The repair was very easy, I took the top cap off the agitator and removed the recess bolt and pulled the agitator out of the washing machine,put the agitator on the floor and put my feet on the sides of the agitator and pulled the top haft apart,replaced the agitator directional cogs put back together work great

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Dawn from Little Rock, AR

Agitator would not agitate properly

I also ordered a new agitator repair kit which had almost everything. I noticed that I the kit had shorted 3 of the 4 cogs. Once the missing parts were received I removed the agitator bolt from the middle of the agitiator with a rachet and socket. Amazingly, I read the instructions and followed them accordingly. I pulled removed the agitator and removed the dogs/cogs and placed the new one in the new dogs *Making "dog gone" (pun intended) sure they were facing the correct way, by comparing them to the instructions. I carefully seated them as per the illustrations on the instructions and replaced the center bolt in. placed the cap on top and started the washer. Then I had my cup of coffee. By the way..I'm a grandmother, so if I can do it.............!

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Steve from Troy, TX

The agitator was no longer turning.

First I popped off the very top cap of the agitator. I then used a socket extension to access the mounting bolt in the interior of the agitator. Once the bolt was loose i pulled the agitator off and dropped out the middle piece. With this out i switched the 4 cogs with the old. I then held the agitator assembly upside down and placed the middle piece back in. The most difficult part was aligning the agitator back onto the bottom part. Screw it back in place and pop the top back on.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Manuel from Tehachapi, CA

The agitator would not move.

I removed the center cap from the agitator, which then exposed an inner cap with rubber seal. These were both easily removed with no tools... just a slight pull. Then the center screw was exposed. I removed that "one" screw and pulled the upper agitator assembly off. The old dog ears literally fell right out. I simply ensured that I placed the new dog ears in the same direction as the old, which is not hard to remember because the little housing piece that holds them is molded in the angle of the ears. Putting it back in took the most time because the new ears can easily fall out. In order to overcome this I had to assemble the pieces that had been removed and carefully put them back in place. At that point I had to manage to get the screw back into position and tighten it up. I put the inner cap with seal back in place and then the agitator cap... Done! It's an old machine but works great with a simple repair. The dog ears were so inexpensive that I purchased two sets. Great site!

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Kenneth from Merced, CA

Upper portion of agitator would not function!

Removed top portion of agitator to expose the nut which held it to the shaft and removed the nut with a socket and ratchet. Removed the entire agitator and carefully took apart the plastic part which held the old directional agitator cogs (4 of them) and removed them and replaced with the new ones which I had ordered. I then reassembled the agitator and dropped it in place and fastened & tightened the one nut which I had removed earlier. The entire process probably took about 10 minutes and we immediately tried the washing machine and observed that the top portion of the agitator was turning exactly as it was supposed to and I am extremely pleased that I was able to make the repairs myself. This was a very pleasant process and I would highly recommend your business to my friends and relatives. Thank you very much for your efficient help.

Sincerely,

Ken Lancaster

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Depeturie from Madison, AL

Top of agitator would not rotate

1. Lift the softener dispenser up and out
2. Lift up the plastic cap underneath
3. See bolt...use ratchet with extension to loosen and remove bolt
4. Remove whole agitator by simply lifting it up
5. Place agitator on floor and separate top from bottom agitator by simply pulling apart
6. See 4 plastic cogs that spin the agitator. Like mine they are probably completely worn/stripped.
7. Replace old 4-cog set with a new 4-cog set. They are small and inexpensive parts! I did this and our machine is working just great!

This also gave me a chance to clean the agitator thoroughly!

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: jason from Barnesville, OH

Washer would not agitate

removed the agitator and melted the retaining clips to loosen the retainer cover for the cogs. went simple after that.

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Parts Used:
  • Agitator Directional Cogs
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: David from Austin, TX

Agitator quit agitating

Took the cap off the agitator, loosened the nut with a wrench, and pulled the agitator out. The agitator pulled apart easily, revealing the piece containing the dog ears, which were clearly worn out. Simply replaced the dog ears and reinstalled the agitator. Piece of cake!

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