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Introduction

If your upper agitator is failing to turn under a load, this tutorial will easily instruct you how to apply the most probable fix using two common tools and a $5.99 (max) readily available part.

Pièces

  1. Kenmore Series 80 (Whirlpool). Prior to working on unit, make sure to unplug from power source.
    • Kenmore Series 80 (Whirlpool).

    • Prior to working on unit, make sure to unplug from power source.

    • Open lid to washer machine to expose interior of tub and agitator.

  2. Spin agitator by hand until small notch facing front. Insert medium flat head screw driver into the small notch and pry cover up and off. Insert medium flat head screw driver into the small notch and pry cover up and off.
    • Spin agitator by hand until small notch facing front.

    • Insert medium flat head screw driver into the small notch and pry cover up and off.

  3. Looking Straight down the cam, a 7/16" head bolt can be seen. Insert 7/16" socket with an extension to access the head of the bolt. Using free hand, hold bottom of agitator when removing bolt.
    • Looking Straight down the cam, a 7/16" head bolt can be seen.

    • Insert 7/16" socket with an extension to access the head of the bolt.

    • Using free hand, hold bottom of agitator when removing bolt.

    • 'Lower agitator will try to spin when loosing agitator cam bolt.

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  5. Remove agitator from washer tub by pulling straight up. Lower and upper agitator may come up together, or upper agitator may only come up.
    • Remove agitator from washer tub by pulling straight up.

    • Lower and upper agitator may come up together, or upper agitator may only come up.

    • If both upper and lower agitator were removed together, gently separate them.

    • Put lower agitator aside, you will be only working with the upper agitator.

  6. Gently remove auger cam from the top agitator. Be careful not to lose the bolt still at base of cam. Worn plastic pieces of the ratcheting dogs, may have also become broken.
    • Gently remove auger cam from the top agitator.

    • Be careful not to lose the bolt still at base of cam.

    • Worn plastic pieces of the ratcheting dogs, may have also become broken.

    • Make sure all parts come up and out!

    • When removed, place cam upside down on a flat work surface.

  7. Remove the retaining ring by sliding it straight up and off the cam shaft. Be cognizant, during reassembly, the retaining ring fits back into the grooves on the shaft. Be cognizant, during reassembly, the retaining ring fits back into the grooves on the shaft.
    • Remove the retaining ring by sliding it straight up and off the cam shaft.

    • Be cognizant, during reassembly, the retaining ring fits back into the grooves on the shaft.

  8. With the retaining ring removed, you can now access the ratcheting dogs. Remove the 4 ratcheting dogs from their place.
    • With the retaining ring removed, you can now access the ratcheting dogs.

    • Remove the 4 ratcheting dogs from their place.

    • Be sure to remove any broken pieces of the ratcheting dogs from their seat, or new dogs will not seat properly.

  9. Pat # 80040: 4pk Ratcheting Dogs The old ratcheting dogs should be extremely worn when compared to the new ratcheting dogs. Insert each new ratcheting dog into the 4 available slots
    • Pat # 80040: 4pk Ratcheting Dogs

    • The old ratcheting dogs should be extremely worn when compared to the new ratcheting dogs.

    • Insert each new ratcheting dog into the 4 available slots

    • Ensure that each ratcheting dog has free motion and is not hanging on anything.

    • Project is now ready for reassembly!

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Brian Gill

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Is this the same procedure for a Kenmore Model 110? This just started happening to mine today. HELP!!!

Thanks,

lafoote@aol.com

MICHAEL LANGFORD - Réponse

Michael,

yes, the Model 110 is the same as the series 80 I detailed in the repair.

good luck.

Brian Gill -

THANKS Brian Gill…

How hard is it to remove and replace the clutch?

MICHAEL LANGFORD - Réponse

Brian…this did not fix my problem. I’m afraid its a transmission and that is to much money to do a repair on a 29 year old washer. Thanks for you good instructions and photos though.

Mike

MICHAEL LANGFORD - Réponse

Thank you Brian for authoring this guide. All I can say is “ I did it!!!” The ratcheting dogs cost me $7.00 , It took a bit of travel to pick them up, a visit to the neighbor to borrow the socket wrench. 7/16 was the exact size socket. I had a Kenmore 110 model ( although the Name of the washer says Kenmore 60 : why do they make life complicated??) I just needed to lift the top part of the agitator. With much gratitude and satisfaction, Louis

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