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The basket in our kenmore elite washer is not spinning or agitating. It is going through all the cycles and seems to be running fine underneath but the basket it's is not moving.

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Hi, It sounds like the coupler has broke. It connects the transmission to the motor.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.

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Vic

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