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Kenmore 80 washing machine won't agitate

I took the pump off & the coupler is broken. But I still cannot turn the agitator by hand. What might that be??

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Remove the agitator to see if there is a coin or bobby pin wedged underneath.

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There are two clips that secure the pump housing to the motor. Use a screwdriver to pry up the clips and remove the cover. Next, slide off the pump to reveal the motor. Disconnect the wiring harness from the motor, do not pull on the wires themselves. The motor typically is secured with retaining clips and bolts. Remove the bolts and use a screwdriver to pry up the clips (if present). Remove the motor.

Mounted on the shaft of the back of the motor you will find the motor coupler. Separate the three disks and inspect them for damage. If you find cracks or excessive wear, replace the coupler.

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