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Washer Repair – Replacing the Agitator Repair Kit (Whirlpool Part #285748)


Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we’re
going to show you how to change the Agitator Repair Kit on your washer. It’s a really
easy job. All we’re going to need is a small flat blade screw driver and a 7/16 socket
and an extension. Let me show you how we do it. Now, the first step in this repair will
be to open the washer lid and locate the slot on the top of the agitator cap that will allow
us to get a flat blade screwdriver in there and then just pop that off. Next we’ll take our 7/16th socket and extension
and locate the agitator retaining bolt and let’s hold the agitator from turning while
you remove that bolt. Once we’ve removed the 7/16the bolt, just grasp the top portion
of the agitator and pull it up about a half inch or so to releases the cam assembly, then
you can lift the cam directly out of the agitator, retain the bolt, inspect the washer on that,
make sure that it’s in good shape, if not you will need to replace that rubber washer
as well. So, we’ll take our cam assembly and insert
all of the dogs into the slotted openings around the side. And they will go in two different
ways and we want it to fit, so that they are snug to the center of the assembly. That would
be the wrong way. That would be the proper way. So we’re going to install all four
of those and we’re going to take the bearing and line up the four little rounded tabs with
the slots on the side of it and we’re going to press that firmly into place, so that it
locks the dogs under the cam assembly. When we reinstall the cam assembly, I wanted to
take note of some slotted areas here that line up of two tabs are as part of the agitator
base. We need to line those up and snap that down into place. First thing we’ll do is we’ll drop the
bolt into the opening and hold it in place with that socket. The easiest way to do this
is to hold it upside down, put the bolt right through it and then we’ll lower it into
place. Once you have lined up those tabs, and then give that a sharp push downwards
and lock it into place. You will hear it snap into place once you get it lined up properly.
Now we can tighten that bolt. And again you will have to hold the base of the agitator
while you tighten
the bolt. Then we’ll reinstall the cap, just snap it into place, and our repair is
complete. I told you it was an easy job. Thanks for
watching and good luck with your repair.

Bernard Jenkins

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