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The agitator barely moves. With a slight bit of hand preasure on the top of it, I can feel it

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:55 PM
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Default Weak Whirlpool Agitator
Model Number: LSQ9010LG0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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The agitator barely moves. With a slight bit of hand preasure on the top of it, I can feel it trying to move.
How can I repair this?



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Does the bottom part of the agitator move?
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Not Really.

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Does it make any strange sounds?
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Also does it spin and drain?
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The washing machine works fine as far as the cycles, ie., spin, drain and etc. The agitator simply doesn't agitate the way it used to. In an older washing machine I used to have, there were these plastic gear-like parts that I had to replace to correct a similar problem.

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They are called agitator dogs part # 80040. which might be part of the problem, but if bottom isn't workign right may need to look at the grooves in the bottom of the agitator.
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CORRECTION!
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Upon further inspection, the bottom section of the agitator works great. It is the upper section that does not. Earlier I stated that it didn't. Yes, the bottom of the agitator moves.
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Then you are going to need those agitator dogs 80040. Do you wash a lot of heavy stuff? If so you may want to lighten the loads.
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