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Washer was working just fine last night and all the sudden it stopped. It also started making a strange broken gear sound. Washer does not spin but cont. to make this strange niose. Washer Model Whirlpool LSR8233EZ1 What could be wrong! Thanks

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Your motor coupling is broken. You machine does not have a belt. this part does the job of a belt. it is between the motor and the gearcase. The part # is 285753a if I remember correctly it cost about 20 bucks . If you are handy you can do it yourself and save 150 in labor.

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