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Dual action agitator vs. two-piece surgilator
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Post# 1157176   8/17/2022 at 09:26 (604 days old) by ryner1988 (Indianapolis)        

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Out of curiosity, what is the difference between the dual-action agitator and the direct drive surgilator? It says on the specs of my DD machine that I have a two-piece surgilator. Is this a more or less effective agitator than the dual action, or is it just a different design? I thought the surgilators only existed in the old belt-drive washers. Ifb I ever wanted to swap it out for a dual action version, could I do that? I have a 3.2 cubic feet tub.



Post# 1157240 , Reply# 1   8/17/2022 at 22:03 (603 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Yes any direct drive agitator will fit in your machine. I personally like the kenmore versions without the softener dispenser because they sit lower in the machine and donít get in the way of unloading.

Post# 1157250 , Reply# 2   8/17/2022 at 23:36 (603 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

I prefer the ones with the softener dispenser because I use liquid softener to begin with. I prefer the softener dispenser with the bottom that will hold the softener until the intermediate spin.

Post# 1157302 , Reply# 3   8/18/2022 at 19:10 (603 days old) by ryner1988 (Indianapolis)        

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Good to know it can be done. It looks like an easy-enough job that I could probably even do it myself should I wish, so yay for that.

Is there something different about how the DD surgilator performs compared to the dual action agitator? My machine was manufactured in 2005, so it won't agitate with the lid open rendering me unable to view the wash action.

Post# 1157303 , Reply# 4   8/18/2022 at 19:34 (603 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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The lid switch on your machine probably is actuated beneath the top by one of the lid hinges.† A sort-of messy but easy way to bypass it is remove the two screws for the hinge on edge of the lid at the requisite side, loosen the hinge bracket out of the edge of the lid and manually turn it down to trigger the switch.

I've lost track of which model you now have to look up diagrams for on which side the switch is located.

Post# 1157304 , Reply# 5   8/18/2022 at 19:40 (603 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0500 CDT.))        
There is an easy way to defeat the lid switch:

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On your machine. Just watch the video in the link it is a very simple job.

You could also just take out the 2 screws on the left side lid hinge and push the hinge down.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO whirlykenmore78's LINK

Post# 1157307 , Reply# 6   8/18/2022 at 20:49 (602 days old) by ryner1988 (Indianapolis)        
Model number

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Glenn, model number is LSB6000PQ1.

Post# 1157317 , Reply# 7   8/18/2022 at 22:04 (602 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Lid switch is at the left hinge.

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