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Agitator Dog For Kenmore Series 80 Washer

by PropellerScience, published

Agitator Dog For Kenmore Series 80 Washer by PropellerScience Mar 6, 2013

Description

My dogs gone bad. Agitator dogs that is. Why spend $2.50 on a new set when you can spend $2000 on a 3D printer, and make your own?
That makes sense ;-)

1 minute video:
youtu.be/KFVXwLMndxQ

Longevity Update:
09/11/2013 - 67 washes. Still OK.

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I see its been almost a year since you created these. I'm curious how well yours held up.

I just tried, but cant get the cogs to come out sharp enough to catch. I'm thinking I can compensate with a file or saw... but I'll have to make the cog side larger.

My washer is in need of these dogs, just before ordering I though about thingiverse. Wow there they are, thanks for the design and uploading. Ill be able to make the repair in hours now!

Actually for me its more the time savings than the part or machine cost. Why go down the block when I can break out my calipers and micrometer, design the part, and wait for it to print? Who cares if I wasted a billable design hour. I see it as $2.50 in the bank. Booyah!

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Instructions

Use multiply to print 4 dogs at once. I used 100% infill because they're made to be consumable, like Makerbot Delrin extruder plungers :-)
Try to use a soft plastic, like ABS. Of course, I used PLA because it was on the machine, and I like the "Thingiverse blue".

AGITATOR DOG REPLACEMENT:
1) Lift up on plastic ring under basket on top of agitator and remove.
2) Use standard screwdriver to pry off cap on top of agitator.
3) Loosen the middle screw inside the top of the agitator using a 7/16" socket on an extender.
4) Remove top agitator and turn upside down to get at dogs.
5 Clean out old dog powder, and replace with new 3D printed dogs!
6) Do steps 4,3,2,1 in that order to re-assemble.
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calley on Feb 2, 2014 said:

I see its been almost a year since you created these. I'm curious how well yours held up.

I just tried, but cant get the cogs to come out sharp enough to catch. I'm thinking I can compensate with a file or saw... but I'll have to make the cog side larger.

jktn70 on Sep 10, 2013 said:

My washer is in need of these dogs, just before ordering I though about thingiverse. Wow there they are, thanks for the design and uploading. Ill be able to make the repair in hours now!

SlaveMassaDrivaJDCUBED on Mar 14, 2013 said:

Actually for me its more the time savings than the part or machine cost. Why go down the block when I can break out my calipers and micrometer, design the part, and wait for it to print? Who cares if I wasted a billable design hour. I see it as $2.50 in the bank. Booyah!

slalomracer382 on Mar 7, 2013 said:

No agitator dogs for me, my doesn't have any :(

slalomracer382 on Mar 7, 2013 said:

I want to know how you did that cool transition from a wireframe sketch to solid 3D in your video ;)

PropellerScience on Mar 7, 2013 said:

I used motion wizard in SolidWorks to make a walk-around in regular and wire-frame views and saved the avi videos. Then I put both together in Sony Vegas, and did a fade transition from one to the other. Easy!

cyclone on Mar 6, 2013 said:

I would very much like to hear how long they hold up. I don't suppose you'd be interested in examining them after several washings?

PropellerScience on Mar 6, 2013 said:

I'm going to keep an eye on them, and update this page with info, and any model updates.

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