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Whirlpool washer i have just changed the motor to transmission coupling now the motor is difficult to turn upon running the machine the motor over heated and it shut down it ran again after cool down but there is a god awful smell from the motor laboring any suggestions HELP

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There are two things i can suggest number 1 pull or inspect the agiator i once had a nail get under one and jammed it im assuming that if you changed the motor coupling and got the case off and on you can pull the agitator with out detailed instructions just pull the detergent cup and go down lol if that's clear then remove the motor again and turn the inner part of the coupling if it doesn't turn freely by hand may have a tranny problem

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