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whirlpool washer top half of agitator
« on: January 01, 2009, 02:43:10 PM »
This is a whirlpool washer obtained from costco.  The bottom half of the agitator is working fine but the top half seems to be free spinning and not feeding the clothes down to the agitator.  This is on a large load.  I can spin the top half of the agitator in either direction. Is this the way it suppose to work?
help! and thanks.

Model Number: SAWS800HQ0 icon

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Re: whirlpool washer top half of agitator
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 05:18:00 PM »
See if this topic helps you.

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Re: whirlpool washer top half of agitator
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 02:43:53 PM »
Thank you very much for your reply---I have ordered the kit and hope its easy to install.
thank you again...
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Re: whirlpool washer top half of agitator
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 02:47:07 PM »
Sounds great.

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Re: whirlpool washer top half of agitator
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 08:49:26 PM »
The model number is SAWS800HQ0 from Costco made by whirlpool. The photos looked exactly like my model...
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Re: whirlpool washer top half of agitator
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 02:25:44 PM »
I updated your first post to include the full model number.

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Re: whirlpool washer top half of agitator
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009, 06:41:59 PM »
On kenmore/whirlpool models they use a 2 piece agitator with a set of 4 dogs inside it. As the washer rotates back and forth, the dogs grab the inner walls of the upper agitator and that forces the clothes into a downward movement to the bottom of the tub. These dogs will wear out. To test whether or not these are bad just grab the agitator while in wash mode. The dogs should advance the top portion easily. If not then they are worn out. To replace them you must remove the agitator and sit it on the floor. Hold the base down with your feet and yank the top upwards. After seperating the 2 pieces you simply install the new dogs and line up the bottom with the top being careful not to break the little tabs on the bottom agitator that hold the top in place. I use a long piece of pipe to snap the upper and lower agitator back together. When I was in the appliance parts business I used to get 5 bucks for rebuilding them while you wait.
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