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Kenmore washer agitator is skipping while in motion

kenmore washer model #110.20892 990

serial #cj 4914969
type 111

Kenmore , Washers
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Manage My Life
I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your Kenmore Washer's Agitator skipping on you. I did some research for you at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. The expert who will assist you, can walk you through a repair like this or let you know if this may be something a technician should perform. He can also verify parts that may be required for you to order. If you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope these links provided assist you.
by Manage My Life
September 28th, 2011
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Fred M
There are two possibilities from the description you give.

The bottom part of the agitator is attached by bolt to the top of the transmission. If the bolt is loose or the splines/teeth are worn out on the agitator or transmission then the bottom part of the transmission might slip.

There is also an upper part of the transmission. See the image below. The upper part of the agitator is driven by a cam, dogs and spring. It is not uncommon for the agitator clutch dogs (part key 5) to strip out. The part key 3 is a kit 285810 that comes with the cam, spring and dogs.

I hope the video is helpful. This makes a great do-it-yourself project. I hope this information helps. You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.

You can view a video of this repair at the following link:

Changing the Dogs

by Fred M Earned 109,681 community points in Kenmore
September 30th, 2011
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