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Whirlpool Washer Agitator Shaft and Seal
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Post# 1028360   3/30/2019 at 01:05 by mit634 (Sydney)        

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Still rebuilding the 1969 Malleys Whirlpool and have a few questions I hope for some guidance on.

1. The agitator shaft is very corroded around the upper bearing. Is this OK to reuse ? Alternatively are replacement agitator shafts available to buy ?

2. The original spin tube had an upper seal for the agitator shaft. The replacement spin tube I bought does not have this seal. Is it required and is it available to buy ?

Pictures attached.

Thanks so much.


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Post# 1028374 , Reply# 1   3/30/2019 at 07:52 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Rusted agitator Shaft

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You need a new agitator shaft and spin tube, these parts are still fairly plentiful in the US.



Post# 1028417 , Reply# 2   3/30/2019 at 16:18 by mit634 (Sydney)        

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Hi John,

Do you have the part number for the agitator shaft and/or a link to where I can buy one ?

Thank you very much for your advice. It's much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Post# 1028680 , Reply# 3   4/1/2019 at 17:27 by mit634 (Sydney)        

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Bump. John - can you or anyone provide a part number or place to buy an agitator shaft for an old Whirlpool / Kenmore washer ? Many thanks, Tim

Post# 1028684 , Reply# 4   4/1/2019 at 18:42 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Part #s for spin tube and agitator shaft

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Hi Tim, I need to remember to look this up when I am at work, I did find the Pt# for spin tube, it is WP # 383921, you can also buy the the entire basket drive assembly.



Post# 1028686 , Reply# 5   4/1/2019 at 19:09 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

The fsp part number for the agitator shaft is 285036.

Post# 1028714 , Reply# 6   4/2/2019 at 04:36 by mit634 (Sydney)        

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Hi John and Melvin,

Thank you very much. That's really helpful.

Based on your help I have found the parts I need.

The knowledge of the members of this forum is impressive.

Thank you, thank you, thank you again.


Post# 1028749 , Reply# 7   4/2/2019 at 12:28 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

Glad to be of assistance.

Post# 1028758 , Reply# 8   4/2/2019 at 14:10 by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

Will these part numbers work for a whirlpool LVB5300W1 too? I have a rattle during the spin cycle.

Post# 1028784 , Reply# 9   4/2/2019 at 19:08 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Yes the same parts will work on your machine.



Post# 1028786 , Reply# 10   4/2/2019 at 19:37 by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        


My washer rattled during spin and sounds like itís dragging when going up to speed. This is most likely bearings right?

Post# 1031652 , Reply# 11   5/3/2019 at 04:07 by mit634 (Sydney)        

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Hi All,

The search continues for an early Whirlpool/Kenmore agitator shaft and shaft seal.

I have now contacted four USA-based online parts retailers whose web sites claimed to have them in stock only to be told they are no longer stocked.

Would anyone have these two parts that they are willing to sell to me, or know of some place that does still stock them ?

Thanks so much.

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