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Does not agitate with large load

With a small load it agitates on medium larger loads don't agitate well or wash well when i got it from someone it only spun didnt agitate then i heard a bang and it started agitating but now only with small loads and if to big of load it leaks can u solve

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Have same problem but mine take large and small loads and leaks

you need part #ap4253876 made by whirlpool

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