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I have a kenmore top loading washer appr. 8yrs old. It fills w/water but the agitator does not spin in the wash or rinse cycle. I can hear the motor running but thats it. Any ideas?

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Ur coupler is broke its a 4 dollar part very easy 2 do ur self or some one come fix it 4 about 100 bucks

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