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Agitator wil not move makes a growling sound but all spin cycles still work

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Either the transmission is bad, or more likely the agitator dogs are broken. If you pull the top pieces from the agitator you can see the agitator dogs and tell if they are intact or broken. If they are good, the transmission might be bad. The only other thing will depend on if the machine goes through the wash cycle to the rinse and spin without ever agitating, or if you have to manually move it. If you have to manually move it, your timer is probably bad.

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