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Agitator Directional Cogs

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Fix Number: FIX388034
Manufacturer #: 80040
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

Commonly referred to as dog ears, these agitator directional cogs are manufacturer approved replacement parts that come in a package of 4 and are usually used with direct drive washing machines. We recommend replacing all 4 directional cogs at the same time. The agitator directional cogs reach across the gear teeth in one direction and dig into the gear teeth in the other direction to create the needed agitation. This thrusting motion is what tumbles your clothes during the wash cycle. When the teeth on the outer edge are damaged, the cogs will not engage with the upper agitator, making it impossible to agitate as it should. If your machine makes unusual noises, shakes/moves while operating, or will not spin or drain properly, it may be time to replace them. To access this part, simply remove the softener dispenser and then the agitator cap. You will find them attached to the agitator. Each cog is approximately 1 inch long and made of a durable plastic.

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Replacing your Agitator Directional Cogs

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Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 56 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    John from La Mesa, CA
  • Parts Used:
    80040
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Upper agitator stopped working
Followed the simple instructions on youtube, searching for "kenmore upper agitator doesn't work." There are a number of videos there. Find the notch on agitator cover and pry off the cover using a flat screw driver. Remove the nut in the center of the agitator using the 7/16 socket with extension. Remove upper agitator (mine came off easily but some may require removing the entire agitator, then pulling off the upper agitator). Remove assembly from inside and replace the dogs. Reassemble.
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  • Customer:
    Brenda from Mt. Holly, NJ
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10072840, WP358237, 80040
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Wrench set
Cogs were worn down, thus the top of the agitator would not move
Removed fabric softener cover, inner cover and removed screw and washer. Replaced cogs, changed the inner seal ring and changed out screw and washer. Put it all back together and done. This is the 2nd time I've had to replace cogs since I've had the washer.
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  • Customer:
    Terry from TINLEY PARK, IL
  • Parts Used:
    80040
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
Agitator not working
Pulled off fabric softener cup and beneath that is a 7/16" bolt. Removed that and changed the cogs. Super easy.
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  • Customer:
    Donald from Monroe, GA
  • Parts Used:
    80040
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Agitator not working
Followed instructions on website, replaced agitator dogs, flawless repair and very easy. Works like new
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  • Customer:
    Timothy from San Antonio, TX
  • Parts Used:
    WP63907, 80040
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Unbalanced spinning
My washer is operational now. Thanks
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  • Customer:
    Gerald from TOCCOA, GA
  • Parts Used:
    80040
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
Top adjitater not moving
Removed softener dispenser. Removed cover and o ring, removed bolt that holds adjitater and replaced clutches. Thanks for the help!
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  • Customer:
    Jennifer from Powell, OH
  • Parts Used:
    80040
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Cogs worn and would not agitate.
Remove cap. Use socket to remove retaining bolt. Remove cogs holder. Use screw driver to remove retaining ring. Replace cogs. Reverse for installation.
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  • Customer:
    William from Gardner, MA
  • Parts Used:
    285753A, 80040, WP358237, 285587
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
agitator stopped working
Follow the videos and it's easy to do the repair. Spent more time cleaning the appliance than it took to do the repair, (shredded rubber from large washer part of the motor coupling and many years of dust). My only suggestion would be to turn down the front legs (feet) so it's easier to get the cabinet body under the front steel spreader piece of the cabinet frame. Also, breaking off the plastic tabs under the thrust spacer, as suggested in video, will prevent them from getting in the way when you reassemble the parts. First attempt one folded under the thrust spacer and prevented it from seating properly. A socket extension is a must to remove/install agitator bolt.
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  • Customer:
    JAY from BEMIDJI, MN
  • Parts Used:
    285753A, 80040
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Agitator would not move & During spin cycle tub would not spin sounded like shaking a can with marbles in it
I looked at the pictures on the order form and thought I could guess what was damaged then I saw the trouble shooting section and it said that it could be two parts, I saw the price and ordered both. I watched the video on how to replace the parts I purchased, it only took me 30 minutes to replace both. My wife was so impressed she cleaned up after me and after I did a trial run and gave the OK she started washing my clothes. Thanks for making the video. Jay
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  • Customer:
    Terri from Cookeville, TN
  • Parts Used:
    80040, 285809
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
Making loud noise when agitator starts
Took detergent dispenser off..removed bolt and replaced parts..put back together
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX388034
Manufacturer Part Number: 80040
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