Are all whirlpool agitator dogs the same?

Answer Diana, There are different size agitators out there but the only agitator that will work for any specific unit is the one that the manufacturer has recommended for it.

How do you know agitator dogs are bad?

The best way to tell if the agitator dogs are bad is to try to turn the top of the agitator. If the agitator will turn freely both ways, the dogs are bad and need replacing. If it only turns one way, the dogs are working properly and your problem is elsewhere.

Can you replace the agitator in a washing machine?

There are gaskets and seals around the agitator shaft and inside the agitator that can only be replaced after the agitator is removed. Other repairs, such as replacing a tub bearing, drive block or wash tub, require removing the agitator before the real repairs can begin.

Can the agitator be replaced?

How to replace agitator dogs?

Shut off the electricity. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

  • Remove the agitator. Pull the fabric softener dispenser off of the top of the agitator. Pull the dust cap out of the agitator.
  • Remove the agitator dogs. Pull the top auger off of the agitator assembly. Dump the agitator cam out of the top of the agitator auger.
  • Install the new agitator dogs. Push the new agitator dogs into the cam. Reinstall the plastic bearing on the cam to hold the agitator dogs in place.
  • Reinstall the agitator. Push the agitator down on top of the agitator shaft. Reinstall the 7/16″ bolt and washer to secure the agitator to the agitator shaft.
  • Restore the power. Plug the washer into the electrical outlet. Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous.
  • What is agitator in a washer?

    An agitator is a spindle that sticks up in the center of an automatic washing machine’s wash drum. The agitator is usually equipped with fins or vanes, and it twists and turns during the machine’s wash cycle, moving clothes through the water and, ideally, removing dirt from them.

    What is a whirlpool washer duet?

    The good news is Whirlpool Duet washing machines have a diagnostic mode to help troubleshoot what’s the problem with your washer. Here’s the tricky part… There have been several washing machines that Whirlpool has chosen to name Duet.