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Kenmore 60 series does not agitate

My washer works in every other way, fills, drains, spins, but does not agitate. It tries to, and when I touch the agitator I can feel the force of it trying to go. It even makes the agitating sound. Any suggestions? How much is this going to cost me?

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Dear chrissharter,

Probably just a broken belt!
Open it up and see!
Replacing can be a pain but belt cost is probably under $20 at appliance parts store near you in Phone Book.
Replacing is just removing nuts & bolts and moving brackets
Before you take it apart look carefully at where the new belt will go!
If you have someone do it for you it should cost a lot less if you know it's the belt & you have it all apart!
I have to go to my regular job now but if you need detailed instructions you may want to go for FixYas' Guaranteed Solution!

Good Luck!
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Okay...I'm a little confused on your symptoms. You initially said it fills, but doesn't agitate or spin, but drains.

Then, you finished with the washer filling, no agitate or spin, but now doesn't drain.

Which one is it?

The symptoms you describe are usually associated with the following:

1. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin or drain - lid switch.
2. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin, but still drains - motor coupling.
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Double check the lid switch by opening and closing the lid. You should hear a clicking noise to indicate the switch is working. The switch is located under the top panel along the wash tub rim on the right-hand side. If not, check to make sure the lid strike (small plastic piece on the lid itself) is in place. This activates the lid switch when the lid is closed. Also, check the mounting screws along the rim (there are two of them) to see if they are tight.

If the motor coupling were bad, the washer would still drain, but there would be a rattling sound as the washer tries to spin or agitate.

If you need replacement parts, go to searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number in the "Search by Model Number" window. The lid switch can be found under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part #3949238). Instructions on how to replace are located at the following link:

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