Dan O. -- Thursday, 11 October 2001, at 7:19 p.m.
: Yes, I took it apart and they look worn - thanks!
I told you so! ;)
: One more question. The parts list shows an
: optional fabric softener dispenser as part
: of the agitator assembly. My machine doesn't
: have one of those right now. Is it possible
: to add that part onto my assembly if I buy
: it when I get the dogs, or does that
: dispenser only fit specific machines?
: Mine is a Kenmore 110.82881800, made by Whirlpool.
The fabric softener that comes up for your model should fit.
: And does it actually do anything useful, beyond
: what can be accomplished by dumping fabric
: softener in by hand when the rinse cycle starts?
To use it, you place it on the top of the agitator and fill it up with the appropriate amount of softener. After the first spin/drain, the dispenser lets it out into the rinse water. It works using the centrifugal force of the spin cycle itself, no mechanics involved. No intervention by you is needed (other than filling the dispenser each load).
You can see the dispenser for yours and other Whirlpool built direct drive washers linked below.
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