Kenmore Washer Won’t Agitate

Kenmore Washer Won’t Agitate

If your top load Kenmore washer will not agitate, it might be that the directional cogs or “dogs” are worn out.  This is a common problem with the agitator.


If you take your hands and rotate the agitator in the washer’s tub, it should only go in one direction.  It will ratchet to the right, stop and ratchet to the right again, it should not spin freely.  If the agitator is not functioning properly then it’s time to install a new set of agitator directional cogs because they are probably worn out.

Using a 1/4″ or 3/8″ socket set, and some needle nose pliers begin by removing the fabric softener cup, just pull up on it until it pops off of the agitator.  Next, remove the inner cap and seal inside of the agitator using your needle nose pliers.  Using a 7/16″ socket and ratchet, remove the bolt in the center of the agitator.

Separate the barrel of the agitator from the base by simply pulling up on the barrel.  You will now have access to the cam and dog assembly inside.

Remove the black retainer from around the cam, lift the directional cogs out (taking notice of how they fit into the cam,) replace them with the new ones.  Now slide the retainer back on until it clicks.

Reinsert the cam back into the top of the agitator barrel and reinsert the 7/16″ bolt into the center of the agitator.  Replace the cap and gasket assembly pressing on it firmly until it snaps into place.  Next, replace the fabric softener dispenser.

Now you can test your repair out by lifting up on the top of the agitator with both hands and giving it a twist in both directions.  The agitator should be catching now, it will only catch as it goes to the left, (counterclockwise) it will not catch as it turns to the right, (clockwise.)

Whirlpool Duet Washer Leaks Water From Door

Whirlpool Duet Washer Leaks Water From Door

If your Whirlpool Duet front load washer has water leaking from the door it could possibly be that the seal/bellow may have a tear, split or crack in it.  Overloading the washer is the most common cause for a torn door seal.

The rubber door seal may be dirty and, if so, you can use a damp cloth to wipe around it.  You can also gently pull back the seal and look for torn or damaged places or foreign objects and remove them before wiping the seal clean.

The glass in the door makes a seal against the rubber seal/gasket and if dirt or deposits are located on the seal then it will keep it from making a proper seal, which will then cause leaks.

If there are any tears or any kind of damage to the seal/bellow it will need to be replaced.


Do Refrigerator Water Filters Really Work

Do Refrigerator Water Filters Really Work

If you want to know if refrigerator water filters are really effective, the answer is a definite yes!  Water filters can become very vile in time if they are not properly taken care of.


If you could see the inside of the water pipes in your home you would probably be grossed out.  What you can’t see are the microorganisms or pathogens that are present in the drinking water.  Bacteria, parasites and viruses, also known as water pathogens, are present in water.  Some of these are harmless but others can do harmful things to humans.

Using a refrigerator water filter can help eliminate the transmission of these microorganisms.  The most common type of water filter system is called a charcoal filter.  This filter traps these contaminants but a filter does have its limits and must be replaced in the amount of time suggested by the filter manufacturer, normally every six months.

The safest route to take when purchasing your water filters is to go with the ones made by the refrigerator manufacturer or their retail sales associates.  When purchasing refrigerator water filters make certain they are made to the specifications of the AHAM, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.

As previously noted, a water filter typically needs to be replaced at least every six months.  It might seem like just another gimmick or unnecessary extra cost but why put the health of your family at risk by ignoring this very important step to safe and healthy drinking water.

Whirlpool Refrigerator Broken Plastic Drawer

Whirlpool Refrigerator Broken Plastic Drawer

There are many different kinds of drawers/bins in a refrigerator.  Some are humidity controlled to keep meat, fruits and vegetables fresh.  Some even have a selector knob to control temperature.

Plastic refrigerator drawers can be clear, transparent, smoky grey or white.  They are also called bin, meat pan, vegetable, crisper or snack drawer.

If your plastic drawer has a crack or chip in it you might try to repair it with duct tape, glue gun, epoxy, melting the plastic or by drilling holes and riveting it back together.  Eventually your repair job will fail.  Doing the above repair is just a temporary fix and it is very unsightly and unsanitary.

The refrigerator storage bins, also known as drawers get used and abused. They can break from being overloaded and stuffed full of food.  Also, they can be broken when items are removed or by simply trying to clean all of the old fridge goo and gunk from them.

Children love to pull them out and use for a stepping stool to reach items that are out of reach in the fridge.

If you have a drawer/bin which has been damaged, it is best to simply replace it with a new one.

Whirlpool Gas Oven Not Baking Evenly

Whirlpool Gas Oven Not Baking Evenly

A convection fan in your oven circulates the air and keeps the temperature more even.  It helps cook food faster because the circulating air transfers heat faster to the food being baked in the oven.

Replacing the convection fan motor is a relatively simple procedure.  Unplug the power cord or turn off the power supply at the breaker box.  Remove the oven door by opening the door and pulling both door hinge locks toward you.  Raise the door slightly and pull it toward you to completely remove the door.

Place the door on something soft with the handle side down.  Remove all oven racks then remove all screws from the fan cover.  Turn the fan motor assembly around to face you and remove the wires connected to the convection element, disconnect the wire connector for a complete release of the assembly.

Install the new convection fan motor assembly connecting the wire connector first then attach wires to terminals and place the assembly on the back of the oven.  Replace the fan cover and replace all of the screws around the cover.  Replace oven racks and  replace oven door by inserting the door hinges into the door slots, holding the door at an angle and lower the door to its fully open position and push the hinge locks forward into place.

Plug the power cord back in or switch power supply back on.

Job Completed!