|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7 x 2 x 9 inches|
|Item model number||285811|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Whirlpool 285811 Agitator Repair Kit for Washer
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Whirlpool Kenmore Agitator Cam Kit 285811 Replaces the following part numbers: 2744 285746 3351001 3363663 AP3138838 PS334650
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Whirlpool 285811 Agitator Repair Kit for Washer. Works with the following model: Inglis ITW4300SQ, Whirlpool WTW5300SQ0, Whirlpool WTW5300SQ0. The kit includes short agitator cam, retainer, 4 dogs and a black spacer bearing. Genuine Whirlpool Replacement Part.
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One thing to be aware of: This part was economical and came with Prime shipping. When I placed it in my cart, a warning came up that cautioned that it might not be the right one for my machine. The warning led me to a link into which I could enter my model number and get a suggested correct part.
When I entered the info and it suggested a part, the exact part number as this one came up, but without Prime shipping. So I took the leap of faith that I was safe to use the repair kit I had chosen. Got the part in a day (YMMV) and perfect results.
Last thing. The only thing needed for the repair was some all-purpose PTFE -based lube for re-greasing the slipping-flange and a 7/16" nut driver on an extension, to remove the assembly and re-tighten it.
With that caveat make sure it fits your machine. There are kits for extra large capacity washers and the standard sized ones- which this appears to be. The center sleeve was not quite long enough for my application, but the other bits fit well and restored my agitator to working just fine with little wobbling.
One added benefit to using the full repair kit as opposed to just replacing the agitator dogs (those four little yellow white pieces in the picture) is to restore the wear surface of the secondary agitator. This added benefit to me was that my washer again spins without wobbling, which it was beginning to do, and I was attributing to wear in the transmission bearing. Now I no longer have that issue. Your repair success may vary, but IF you get extra vibration while spinning and you have to replace the agitator dogs anyway, why not spend the extra couple bucks to do it and prevent a problem?
The Amazon.com listing for this part sold by APPLIANCE TECH PARTS is described as "Whirlpool Agitator Cam Repair Kit 285811 285746 3351001, by Whirlpool". In addition, it again uses the Whirlpool name in other areas of the listing. Further, it contains a photograph of the GENUINE Whirlpool Cam Repair Kit in its FSP (Factory Service Parts) bag just as you would receive it if you bought it from Whirlpool.
In fact, however, IT IS NOT A GENUINE WHIRLPOOL (FSP) PART!!! What they are actually selling you is a Supco (Sealed Unit Parts Company) item that is a knock-off of the genuine item. I have no idea of the quality of this Supco item, but I definitely didn't want to take a chance on it. Besides, it's only a great price if it's for the factory item... knock-offs always cost substantially less. What makes this even worse is that, when I went through Amazon's online process to return the item, since it wasn't sold by Amazon the seller requires that you pay for the return shipping. I guarantee you that's not gonna' happen with me.
I contacted Amazon customer service and they resolved the matter to my complete satisfaction immediately. Ya' know, I really love Amazon's customer service... they're the best!
Perhaps you won't mind buying this cheaper part because you just want the cheapest possible repair, but even if that's true, you have a right to know what you're actually buying. APPLIANCE TECH PARTS has an obligation to correctly identify what they are selling, including stating very clearly that it is a "generic" part. On my receipt, which was in the package, it states, "Comments: Quality Generic Part", but they need to clearly state that in their description!
Whirlpool sells the genuine item on their website for $21.61 plus tax and shipping, and my local appliance service and repair company sells it for $18.90 plus tax. I wound up buying the genuine part from my local appliance service and repair company because I wanted only the factory parts (the original parts lasted 12 years).
Hopefully my review will serve as a "heads up" for any potential purchaser so that at least they will know what they're buying.
This part fits the Kenmore Estate washer, and is a better price than ordering from Sears parts direct.
My washer works so much better now!
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