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Kenmore 70 series extra capacity washer doesn't agitate on top.

My Kenmore 70 series extra capacity washer agitater is not agitating on the top. The machine is about 15 years old. I'm wondering if I can fix it or if I'd be better off with a new machine. We don't have a lot of money so I want to do what's best for us. If it can be fixed, how do I get in there?

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Most likely worn agitator dogs Checkout this video and see it looks like your problem.

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