Washer Repair- Replacing the Agitator Cam Kit (Whirlpool Part# 285809)

Uploaded by partselect on 08.06.2011

Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we’re going to show you how to change the Agitator
Cam Kit on your washer, really easy job. All we are going to need is a 7/16 socket with
an extension. Let me show you how it’s done. Now the easiest way to replace the cam kit
is to remove the agitator completely from the washer. So, we’ll start by removing
the fabric softener dispenser, reach in remove the cap barrier and seal, it’s just a friction
fit, remove that and set it aside. That will expose the 7/16’s bolt that we need to remove.
Grasp the base of the agitator with that bolt studded, completely unthread that bolt and
grasp the base of the agitator and pull upwards, now remove it from the agitator shaft.
Now, the top portion of this agitator will come off of the bottom, sometimes they are
a little stiff and you may need to hold the bottom down and have somebody else pull the
top up or simply set it on the floor and pop it off. Cam kit is located inside this portion,
it should drop right out. It consists of a bearing, cam holder and four individual cams.
Take our new holder, install all the cams, and there is a raised portion on these that
needs to face upwards, simply insert all of those into the appropriate slots, slide the
bearing over top of it, and it’s notched out to mate with the holder.
Ready to reinstall this in the top portion of our agitator barrel. It’s probably easiest
to hold it upright and slide the barrel over it. Center it in hole, and we’re ready to
install that piece on the agitator base. There are four taps that will line up with the new
holder, so we’ll just eye that through the top and reach in and press that holder until
the tabs protrude through the slots, and we’re ready to install the agitator back in the
Reinstall that 7/16’s bolt; be sure not to over tighten it. Next we’ll put our barrier
cap and seal back in and you could find that seal starts to roll up on the barrier, just
moisten it with some water or some dishwasher detergent. Snap it in place, and just give
a little tug to make sure that you have it in properly, reinstall the fabric softener
dispenser. And our repair is complete. That’s how easy it is to change the agitator cam
kit on your washer. Thanks for watching and good luck with your repair.