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Roper washer It sounds like the whole machine locked up. It's full of water and will not agitate. A grinding noise.It's only 4 years old.

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Sounds like you have a motor coupler problem. Its located between the motor and the transmission. If you wanted to remove it yourself, its really not that hard a job. Remove the cabinet, pull the motor, and you will see the coupler. Let me know if you need further info. Jim

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