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

Uploaded by partselect on 11.01.2012

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.