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Model 20712. I have replaced the cuppler and when

Model 20712. I have replaced the cuppler and when I ran the machine with only water, the agitator did move but when I put some clothes into the washer the agitator did not move. It the problem a belt or something else? Thanks, Jill W.

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I would say you need to agitator repair kit easy to fix . most likely you only need the dog ears ..Go to repairclinic.com Part# 3109 also on that site click on the repair help tag then click on washing machine pic and the on maytag style top load washing machine this is what type machine yours is and the picture diagram will show u location of the part....Hope this help

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

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Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


It also has a troubleshooting guide.

To bypass the switch, you only have to disconnect the power to the washer, tilt the console back, unplug the switch and using an short piece of insulated wire, jump the two outermost contacts on the connector coming from the console and plug the washer back in.

Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

With the jumper in place, try to re-start the washer.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and the transmission and takes the place of a drive belt. They do wear out and can break. The replacement part number is included in the link I provided and is an improved upgraded coupling that is more resilient. It should last longer. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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