How To Replace Kenmore Washer Dog Agits

Kenmore Washer Dog AgitsRecently we had some spinning problems with our Kenmore Washer, and after talking to some people it sounded like it’s a very common problem. For the last month or so our Kenmore Washer started making loud noises, especially when we had large loads for it to wash. It sounded like loud abnormal clicking or thread stripping. Also, if we would looked inside our washer, we were able to see that while it is suppose to be rotating our clothes from top to bottom, it was Not doing that. Instead, it looked like the big plastic center rotating piece was not catching unto something and so it sounded like there is something inside it stripping the threads or some kind of little teeth.
Well, guess what after we figured it all out, there really is indeed little plastic teeth that worn out for the last seven years. Yes, our Kenmore washer is still good overall after all these seven and a half years. So, I definitely recommend buying yourself a Kenmore Washer instead of any other brands, but of course it is up to you, maybe you know something that I don’t. Anyway, if you have similar problems, then your washer most likely needs “Dog
Agits” replaced. In this article I will tell you how to replace the Dog Agits inside of the Agitator Clutch, it is very easy and fast unless you decide to go further and wash your whole washer, which I really recommend that you do that. So, let’s begin replacing the Dog Agits, my old part number was 3366877, and the new part number is 80040. This is a very popular number, so it is very likely that you will have the same ones. So, make sure that your washer is drained and turned off, unplug it from the outlet too. Okay, open up your top door to look inside of your washer. If you have the big plastic dispenser on top of your center rotator, then take it off.

Kenmore Washer Agitator CapThis is how your washer may look like at this point.

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Kenmore Washer Agitator CapSo, get a flat screwdriver and put it through the side whole and pop that Agitator Cap open.

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Kenmore Washer with RatchetNow you should see the cam driven plastic parts with the plastic nut in the center. On my washer I had to find and use just large sockets with large ratchet and it fit perfectly inside that hole. Unscrew it the normal counter-clockwise way even if it’s going to feel like it is stuck. When you’ll unscrew it, there will come out a metal spring with it. Put them aside and remember the way they were so you can put them back together just like they are now.

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Kenmore Washer Dog Agits OnAfter taking out that plastic nut you will be able or should be able to take out this plastic part out with the Dog Agits attached to it. Flip over this Dog Agits holder.

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Kenmore Washer Dog Agits OffUsing a small flat screwdriver carefully take off the plastic bearing driven cam that holds the Dog Agits tight in place. Now you are going to be able to replace the old Dog Agits with the new ones. Notice how the teeth on the old ones are worn out. Make sure that you put the new ones on EXACTLY the same way and direction as the old Dog Agits. Finally, you are finished. Now you can put everything back as it was, or you can go further and deeper by washing and scrubbing your washer inside out. If you want to wash your Washer and stop the annoying stinky smells then Click Here.

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Whirlpool 80040 Agitator DogsAlso, if you would like to buy these Whirlpool 80040 Agitator Dogs, then you can just click on this image to the right, this 4 piece pack of Whirlpool 80040 Dog Agits should fit the Kenmore 80040 Dog Agits.

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