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Kenmore washer will not spin out water..making a loud noise, tried to turn inside drum by hand, will not move..

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It could possibly be a motor coupler that has broke. Its a small rubber disk mounted on plastic drive joints. Its located between the motor and the transmission. This coupler is made to rip or break in case of something more serious, sort of like protection for the motor or transmission. Jim

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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