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Kenmore Washing Machine 110.20722990 Will not agitate or spin. Took it apart and found a broken coupling between motor and gearcase. Does this mean gearcase is out?

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  • jeff-ragsdil Apr 19, 2009

    Should the gearcase turn freely or stop after a few turns? Seams to bind up when turning by hand but then will let you turn back other way.



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No u just need to replace that motor coupling u just take pump and motor off take broke coupling off put new back on be as good as gold

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