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I have a Estate by Whilpool ( ETW4400WQ ) The agitator is continually spinnings insted of agitating which wraps the clothes around it. I checked the dogs which appear to be working fine. Also makes a loud clanking noise during wash cycle.

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Check the drive block. Here is the part to order in case it is bad and there is also a video on that same page to show you how o access the block.

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some fabrics are known to do that you have on wrong cycle setting there should be a setting for delicates and clothing and blankets and things when loaded to close to agitator will attract each other together so its wise when loading machine load in a circle leveled out till desired fullness away from agitator they shouldnt attract as much

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SOURCE: Kenmore 90 tub spins excessively clockwise during wash cycle.

Improperly installed thrust bearing kit. Too many washers cause the basket to spin during agitation.

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sounds like you are dealing with the same problem as me .
take off the front panel (after unplugging power) take a flash lite and look at the large pulley at the back just below the pulley is the helix check to see if they are worn .

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SOURCE: Washer doesn't agitate properly. clothes wrap around agitator

turn the machine over &inspect the belt.Get the make n model # of it &go to an appliance shop give them the #'s and take machine &prop it against the wall on a tilt &loosen the bolts that hold the pump on REMEMBERING where they go loook at the way the belt is positioned &put&match the new belt where it goes,its like a figure 8 around this place &around that place &carefully take the old belt off &attach it and then but the belt on the pump that u took off &take a bar &tighten the slack up on the pump.Install the boths and there u go try it and let me know. I did it once with a Maytag washer when I was 8 months pregnant and The washer is doing just fine.

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If The washer won't agitate
Check to make sure no clothing got wrapped around the agitator. Check the lid switch, timer, and drive belt, other potential causes, such as a bad transmission or bad agitate/spin solenoid, but they are much more involved.
if the washer won't spin, the lid switch, timer, drive belt, transmission, or agitate/spin solenoid could be the cause here as well. Sometimes if the load is unbalanced or too heavy, the washer won't spin. Take some of the clothes out and try the spin cycle again with a lighter load.

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3: Remove the agitator top and bottom.
4: Check the agitator clutch assembly (located in the agitator top) for excessive wear.
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