How do you get the cam and retainer out to replace the dogs?
I have taken the dispenser out and the center bolt but the
cam/ret assbly does not just slide off, 4 plastic slots hold
with clips ???
Answer Hello Tony. Removing the agitator: 1. Raise the lid. 2. Pull the liquid fabric softener dispenser up (if used), to remove it from the top of the agitator. 3. Insert a small screwdriver in the slot between the agitator and cap and pry the cap off the agitator. 4. Reach in and remove the barrier cap and gasket by pulling up. 5. Using a socket wrench (with extension) or nutdriver, remove the stud and seal which holds the agitator to the shaft. 6. Remove the agitator mover by pulling this up off the agitator. 7. Turn this agitator mover over so the camp and clutch dogs (4 pieces) slide out. 8. Carefully remove the round rubber seal off the top of the agitator. 9. Carefully remove the agitator by lifting straight up. 10. Inspect the agitator shaft for worn grooves or rust. If the shaft is bad (rare), either call an appliance repair company to repair this or replace the complete gearcase yourself. Installing the agitator and cam kit 285809: 1. Place the new agitator on the shaft. 2. Rotate the agitator until the grooves in the agitator match the grooves on the shaft, and push the agitator down. 3. Place the new round rubber seal in the groove on top of the agitator. 4. Hold the new camp upside down. 5. Place the small round part of the new clutch dog (4 pieces) in the slot on the cam. 6. Do the same thing to the other three (3) clutch dogs. 7. Turn the agitator mover over and carefully insert the cam and dogs, up into the agitator mover until the camp stops. 8. Carefully turn the agitator mover upright. Note: The cam has a cutout and tabs across from each other. The agitator has tabs across from each other. These must line up in order for the came to slide down on the agitator. 9. Place the agitator mover, cam, and dogs over the agitator while lining up the tabs. Note: If the dog(s) falls out of the slots(s) in the cam you will have to repeat steps 4-9. 10. Push the cam down until the tabs snap together. 11. Push the new auger agitator on the shaft. 12. Rotate the agitator until the grooves in the agitator match the grooves on the shaft, and push the agitator down. 13. Using the socket wrench (with an extension) or nutdriver, insert the stud and seal through the agitator, into the shaft, and tighten. 14. Be sure the round gasket is in the groove in the barrier cap. Note: The barrier cap must be pushed down past the holes in the mover, so the liquid from the dispenser can flow out of the holes. 15. Push the barrier cap and gasket all the way down into the agitator mover. 16. Press down on the liquid fabric softener dispenser or cap, which ever you have, until it is all the way down on the agitator. 17. Close the lid. Hope this helps.
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Which agitator cam is needed for this model?
Answer Hello, I believe your model should read LSQ9544KQ0. This model uses the short cam kit part number 285809. Thanks!
The first part of the agitation cycle works fine but it gets to a second part and it sounds like grinding...the agitator is still working but I fear something is not working correctly...any ideas on this?...thanks!
Answer Mool, You're initial diagnosis is a good place to start. You will need to remove the agitator cap / dispenser and the bolt underneath and check the agitator "dogs" and auger for stripped teeth. Then lift the agitator bottom 3951632 out and check the metal agitator shaft and the agitator center splines for white plastic debris and slippage. Your washer has a partial drain cycle mid way through the wash. It's possible for the agitator to start "slipping" and making noise at this portion of the cycle. If the agitator dogs and agitator check OK, we'll need to start looking at the timer.
Your video shows the upper agitator separating from the lower agitator but mine does not do that. How do I separate them to check to see why the top agitator is only catching to the lower agitator some of the time? The bottom agitator is working just fine.
Answer Hello JC! The upper agitator will pull off after the center screw has been removed. It may be tough so you'll have to stand on the bottom and tug on the upper agitator. If the upper agitator is doesn't agitate you'll more than likely have to replace the agitator dogs in cam kit part number 285809. Thanks!