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The machine was running fine when it started making this buzzing sound and just quit? The agitator only moves inches. No water will drain ? had to do that manually. Tore it apart looking for ?something? visual. Still makes the buzzing sound ? with little movement on the agitator.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    is not the cupler so what can cause the top loader to not drain water?

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The motor is buzzing i presume did you take the cabinet off?? Check the motor connector look at the red wire make sure it isnt burned.

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