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Offline washiclosi

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Top agitator doesn't spin
« on: November 22, 2009, 01:05:42 PM »
Hi,

I'm new here so bear with me. I just replaced the motor coupler on my washer, put everything together and started using it. It spins nicely, but I noticed that the top agitator doesn't spin. The bottom one does, though.

Did I miss something when I put the machine back together? Or is this a new problem to deal with.

Model LSN8244AQWW

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Re: Top agitator doesn't spin
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 01:12:52 PM »
The top portion has 4 dogs inside it that mount on the base. They catch the edge of the top portion. Over time the facings of the dogs wear smooth and don't catch anymore.

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Re: Top agitator doesn't spin
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 01:14:53 PM »
Hi,

This is a new problem that you had before replacing the coupler, but just now noticed.

You will need to replace the agitator dogs. This is a simple and cheap repair.

This topic will show you just what to do.

Whirlpool washer not agitating

Let us know how the repair goes or if you have any other questions.

Thanks for posting your questions.

Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: Top agitator doesn't spin
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 01:16:00 PM »
JW is a bit fast then me. :)

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Offline washiclosi

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Re: Top agitator doesn't spin
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 04:29:37 PM »
Thanks guys. I'll give it a go and let you know.

 

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