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Kenmore Model 24642300

I've had this Kenmore top-loader washer for about 3 1/2 yrs with no major problems so far. I just went to put the clothes in the dryer because it had stopped, and it was still full of water and in the middle of the rinse cycle. I tried to turn the knob and shut/open the top to make it drain but ended up having to drain manually. It will fill with water but as soon as the cycle starts it makes a weird grinding sound and stops- maybe the motor? We also noticed a slight burning smell. We unplugged it for now...what do we do??? Shouldn't a washer last longer than this?!

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It is usually a coupler, look under to see if black shavings

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