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Frontloader pumps water out but won't spin

I have a whirlpool Frontloader GHW9100LW1 and when the spin cycle initiates, you can hear the pump push water out through the drain hose, but the drum never spins. You hear the electronics clicking like it wants to start, but it won't spin. There is no SUDs light, the drain hose is clear, don't have a drain hose height problem, and the wall socket is fine. Possibly the belt? How often do these fail on a 3 year old machine? How do I replace it? Where are there good visual instructions on removing the old belt and putting on a new one?

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    why won't it spin out water? It has the initials nd



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You need to replace your drive coupler. You can get the drive coupler at sears online or your local parts store. After you get the part go to sears online, Put in your model number and it will bring up a diagram to show you exactly where it is. The drive coupler goes between the motor and the transmission, It makes it spin and agitate.

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