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Washing machine will not spin makes loud humming noise

My kenmore washing machine just stopped spinning. It sounds like the motor is working it make a loud humming noise. Thank you coina

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  • ckf102 Nov 05, 2007

    Can you direct me to how I may replace the motor coupling. Is this something I can do myself? Is this an expensive part?

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Motor coupling needs to be replaced

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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    nat engel Nov 05, 2007

    part cost u like $10 on ebay its hard to explain how 2 repair by texting



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