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Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« on: March 25, 2008, 10:59:17 AM »
One of the plungers is broken and I need a used cheap replacement.

Model Number: LA7680XMW0 icon
« Last Edit: April 25, 2008, 08:00:21 PM by AJ »

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Re: Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 02:14:22 PM »
is it the plunger or just the pin has broken?
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Re: Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 03:19:34 PM »
You need the wigwag kit with the plunger and glide parts.
Part # 89814
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Re: Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 04:03:57 PM »
Repairman I noticed that any day you aren't grounded is a good one, reminds me of when I was working in the shop with my mentor Mr Fred. He was a big advocate of leaving the gounding plug open when repairing appliances. His original vocation was working for Alabama Power company back in the 30s and 40's. He was in charge of Appliance repairs. Their was no Appliance Parts stores back then in Mobile. All parts had to be ordered in from Birming ham or Atlanta. He founded the first Appliance parts store in the area in 1946.
A very knowledgeable gentleman.
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Re: Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 01:35:04 PM »
Thanks for your replies. Yes the whole kit would work for me but really all I need is to replace the broken part -  which is called "the plunger and glide"? The pin which the solenoid pushes down has separated from the 'shoe' that slides. 

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Re: Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 02:21:58 PM »
I found a plunger!  O0I have it sitting right here. The pin and insert I don't have though. :tickedoff:
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 02:25:20 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 03:05:31 PM »
this kit ?
look close...
click on picture


 or just the pin
click on picture

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Re: Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 10:36:11 AM »
Email me your address and I will drop it in the mail to you. No charge.
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Re: Whirlpool Wigwag Plunger
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008, 07:21:02 PM »
Thanks very much for your help and the great offer to send me a free plunger.
I didn't read your message until today ( two weeks late) - I thought that I would get an email if someone posted a reply but i must not have checked that box.
Anyway I am getting a plunger from Ebay for $7 including shipping and it is thanks to your help that I knew what part I needed.
All the best.

 

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