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    • Part Number: AP3046456
    • MFG Part Number: 358237
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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the existing agitator bolt comes with a washer which has a new shape (i.e. it is tapered perhaps due to years of being in place. I recently purchased an agitator kit (cam, dogs, thrust washer, o ring and there is this small o ring which seems to be for the bolt. there were no instructions. Do I replace the old rubber washer, which seems fine, with this new one? and what pieces require petrolum jelly? thanks

Richard for Model Number whirlpool la 7680XTW1

ANSWER Richard, The "O" ring, won't be necessary if you use the new agitator bolt 358237 ( you should use it, it's an "upgrade"). as for the "vaseline" you will use it to lubricate both sides of the "dogs" 80040 and the thrust washer 285587and cam assembly, so they move freely. Thanks, 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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