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Title: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: jdman on August 31, 2007, 11:30:20 AM
Whirlpool washer model LSQ8543JQ0 not agitating but will spin. Bottom half of agitator will move a little but not the top. Is this the dogs or the coupler? How do I replace the part?
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on August 31, 2007, 12:28:22 PM
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Bottom half of agitator will move a little but not the top. Is this the dogs or the coupler?

That would be bad dogs.

You will have to remove the agitator from the washer and then pull the agitator apart. There is just one bolt in the center of the agitator that holds it on. You will have to remove the cover on top the agitator to see the bolt.

I will post some photos posted later today and write up a step by step guide that should help if you can't get it on your own from here.



Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: jdman on August 31, 2007, 01:07:49 PM
Thank you. Photos would be helpful
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on August 31, 2007, 05:29:57 PM
Ok, here we go. :)

Remove the top of the agitator.

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/1_12_08_07_8_06_10.jpg)

Remove the cover just under the top of the agitator.

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/1_12_08_07_8_05_45.jpg)

Now you will be able to see the bolt that holds the agitator in place.

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/1_12_08_07_8_05_32.jpg)

Remove the bolt from the agitator.

Take hold of the bottom of the agitator and pull up on it to remove it from the washer.

Now set the agitator on the floor and hold the bottom half with your feet and pull up on the top half.

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/1_12_08_07_8_05_14.jpg)

You will find the dogs in the top half of the agitator.

(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/1_12_08_07_8_05_00.jpg)

Hope that helps. :)
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on August 31, 2007, 05:33:54 PM
(http://appliancejunk.com/forums/gallery/1_31_08_07_3_48_40.jpg)

Whirlpool Washer Agitator Dogs Part # 80040
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: jdman on August 31, 2007, 06:08:01 PM
Thank you so much
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on August 31, 2007, 06:16:36 PM
Thank you so much

Your welcome,
Always glad to help.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: DianaG on December 29, 2007, 04:01:24 PM
Thank You  so much.  This really helps.  Now I need to go get the parts.... :)
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on December 29, 2007, 04:57:16 PM
DianaG,

Please keep us updated on how the repair goes for you and if you have any question along the way just ask.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: dtobrien on February 09, 2008, 05:12:02 PM
Will this repair work on a Whirlpool model LSN1000HQ0 as well.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on February 09, 2008, 05:25:24 PM
Will this repair work on a Whirlpool model LSN1000HQ0 as well.

Hi,

Yes, your model washer uses the same dogs in the agitator.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: dtobrien on February 12, 2008, 07:45:47 AM
Thank You so very much. This will be my first attempt at appliance repair.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on February 12, 2008, 07:59:34 AM
Thank You so very much. This will be my first attempt at appliance repair.


Please keep us posted and let us know how it goes.
Good luck, :)
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: dtobrien on February 25, 2008, 06:07:01 AM
I got the dogs and installed them with no problem. It was extremely easy. Thanks for all the information.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on February 25, 2008, 07:12:41 AM
I got the dogs and installed them with no problem. It was extremely easy. Thanks for all the information.

That's great!  O0
Glad to hear you got it repaired.

Thanks for the update...



Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: spero on March 26, 2009, 12:19:37 AM
Thank you!! Very helpful!!
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on March 26, 2009, 12:21:36 AM
Thank you!! Very helpful!!

Glad we could help.  O0
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: zacha82 on May 20, 2009, 11:43:15 PM
Thank you so much. There has been a very bad odor coming from the drum of our washer. So, I pull off the fabric softener dispenser and fabric softener goes all over the inside. >.< I keep digging and it is all just absolutely disgusting. Had to disassemble the whole agitator to clean it thoroughly. Lesson learned, do not use the dispenser unless you want to clean it regularly...
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on May 20, 2009, 11:45:21 PM
Hi zacha82

Glad you found it helpful.

Thanks for taking the time to register and post.

 O0
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: zacha82 on May 21, 2009, 12:17:31 AM
By the way, still gotta clean the fabric softener dispenser. Does anyone know if the one in this post comes apart so you can easily clean it? The inside is not easy to get to with only two small openings. :(
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: zacha82 on May 21, 2009, 12:38:54 AM
I don't think the dispenser comes apart, so I guess I will be using another method of cleaning it. Hot water soaking and rinsing a few times will have to do.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on May 21, 2009, 07:24:50 AM
The dispenser does not come apart.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: jumptrout51 on May 21, 2009, 08:00:24 AM
One gallon hot water.
1/4 cup liquid detergent.
1 cup bleach.
Mix solution well.
Soak and scrub soak and scrub.
Use rubber gloves.
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on May 21, 2009, 08:39:16 AM
Whirlpool Washer Fabric Softener Dispenser Part # 63580
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: DavidMK on January 18, 2013, 10:25:51 PM
AJ I joined just so I could say thank you for being so helpful.  My washer is agitating like new again with $3 worth of parts. :thanks:
Title: Re: Whirlpool washer not agitating
Post by: AJ on January 18, 2013, 10:28:43 PM
Good to hear, glad you found our site helpful.


Thanks for posting.  O0