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Hi I our agitator has stopped turning. It barely will move back and forth.

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Set the washer for spin and turn it on.
Does it spin?
If no.
Check the direct drive coupling on the motor.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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A sectioned agitator has a lower section separate fro the upper. The lower can be attached to the agitator shaft and will move back n forth but the top has teeth that engage 1 way and allow slippage when the agitator comes back the other way. This "ratchet" action (some whirlpool older models that i have seen) if it has teeth ground off or grease build up under the teeth can cause them to stop agitating and just kind of sit there.

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