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Agitator not working

Will not agitate

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There's probably a coupling between the motor and agitator (underneath the washer tub) that needs to be replaced. These couplings consist of a plastic hub on the motor shaft, a plastic hub on the agitator, and a rubber coupling between the two hubs. Each of the hubs probably has 3 pins that extend into the rubber coupling. Purpose is to soften the load into the motor and the agitator. In your case, enough of the pins are probably broken off so the motor just rotates without actuating the agitator through the coupling. Search for the parts list online, get under the washer and take off the motor and find out which of the parts is broken. If you see a big pile of black stuff under the washer, that's the rubber coupling that has been ground down after the pins broke. Find out which of the parts is broken, order, and install. It should be not to bad. There are a lot of step by step resources online for assembly/disassembly. Good luck and god bless!

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All functions operate normally except the machine will not agitate
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