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Offline normht

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Agitator noise
« on: February 19, 2009, 12:49:34 PM »
We have a series 80 Kenmore washer and the agitator is getting louder as times goes by.It's a constant klunk-klunk-klunk sound.Every thing works great except the noise during agitator operation.It sounds like slop in a gear or something like that.If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great.  Norm

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Re: Agitator noise
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 01:28:06 PM »
Agitator repair kit, long cam  - Includes 4 dogs, cam, and retainer. For medium cam use AP3138838.

Part Number: AP3094520
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Re: Agitator noise
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 04:13:28 PM »
Thanks for the info JW.How do I tell if I have the long or med. cam.Thanks again Norm

Your model uses Agitator repair kit, long cam.

Factory Part Number: 285748

AppliancePartsPros Number: AP3138838

RepairClinic.com Item Number: 2744

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Re: Agitator noise
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 05:07:58 PM »
Well the appliance parts pros gave the long one as being yours. You could just get the dogs by themself. If the top portion is real sloppy then them dogs are worn out.
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Re: Agitator noise
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 05:13:27 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 on the old style agitator 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. The new style agitator is easier to munipulate. You use a 3/4th drive ext to unscrew the top piece and lift it out.

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Re: Agitator noise
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 06:05:51 PM »
Thanks for all the great info.I'll order the parts and give it a go.Norm

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Re: Agitator noise
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 06:42:40 PM »
Also- the top portion is very sloppy,Norm

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Re: Agitator noise
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2009, 06:57:25 PM »
Also- the top portion is very sloppy,Norm

They often are. Put the new parts in and lets us know how it goes.
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