Are all agitator dogs the same size?
Answer Diana, There are different size agitators out there but the only agitator that will work for any specific unit is the one that the manufacturer has recommended for it.
What is the difference between agitator and impeller washer?
Washing machines with agitators use a central post that twists back and forth, rubbing against clothes to help break apart stains. In contrast, washing machines with impellers use a low-profile cone or disc that spins/rotates to rub clothes against each other to get them clean.
What are dogs in a washing machine?
Dog ears in a washing machine agitator are also called dogs, cogs or agitator directional cogs. Dogs catch on a cam inside the agitator, which creates the stop-and-go movement of the agitator during the wash cycle. Typically made of nylon or a similar material, dogs eventually wear out and require replacement.
How do you know agitator dogs are bad?
The best way to tell if the agitator dogs are bad is to try to turn the top of the agitator. If the agitator will turn freely both ways, the dogs are bad and need replacing. If it only turns one way, the dogs are working properly and your problem is elsewhere.
What do the 80040 agitator cogs stand for?
80040 is part #10 in the diagram. These packs of 80040 Agitator Dogs are the Genuine OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Agitator Directional Cogs. These 80040 agitator directional cogs are commonly referred to as dog ears.
When do you need a new agitator dog?
The agitator dog is an essential part of the washer’s clutch and works to engage the agitator. New agitator dogs may be needed if the top agitator is no longer moving or if the machine is making a grinding noise. Faulty agitator dogs could also cause intermittent leaking. Sometimes the agitator dogs will break after years of use.
What do the agitator dogs do in a washing machine?
This is a four pack of agitator dogs, which are used in washing machines. The agitator dog is an essential part of the washer’s clutch and works to engage the agitator.