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Agitator always moving

My agitator starts moving whenever i start a wash cycle. it used to stay still until after tub filled up with water. now it starts moving as soon as water starts filling up tub. what could be responsible?

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    WATER WILL NOT COME INTO TUB, BUT AGITATOR TURNS ON

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The inner tub on some machines does rotate very slowly while filling to assist with the even distibution of the load. If the agitator is turning back & forth while in fill mode, you could have a timer or transmission problem. You need a tech.

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