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Tub won't agitate and when it does spin, makes a grinding noise.

Kenmore upright Series 90 110.28922790, 11 years old. I replaced the worn agitator dogs, but the problem still persists. The motor coupling is fine and the tub drive block appears fine.

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Its probably in the gear case. or spin tube bearings. did you see any oil leaks on the gear case or clutch and break area.

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worse case scenario is the transmission is bad, but this is unlikely.

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