How Do You Install Agitator Dogs In A Whirlpool Washer?

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The direct-drive Whirlpool washer uses agitator dogs to grip the agitator and rotate it back and forth. When the agitator dogs become worn, the agitator will not function properly. You can learn how to install agitator dogs in a Whirlpool washer and save yourself money on an expensive repair bill. When replacing the agitator dogs, it is a good idea to go ahead and replace the cam that retains the agitator dogs. Unplug the Whirlpool washer from the electrical wall outlet. Open the lid of the washer so that you can access the agitator. Remove the cap from the top of the agitator. Many of the washers have a liquid fabric softener dispenser that will pop off by lifting it with your hands. Other Whirlpool washers have a cap that must be removed by sliding the blade of a flathead screwdriver into a slot between the cap and the agitator shaft. Twist the screwdriver handle after inserting the blade into the slot and pop the cap off the agitator. Grab the handle of the inner debris cap inside ... more
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