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Washing machine The washer works, but does not agitate. The motor makes noise but does not turn anything. I took it apart thinking I would maybe see a belt broke or something, but I don't see anything. I thought I would try looking this up on the internet for help, but it's hard to find answers. Please help me. I need to know if it is fixable or just a pile of metal waiting to get scrapped out. This is my first time searching problems out on the internet through real people, so please help make it good for me. I would appreciate any advice or info. Thank you very much.

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If it is a direct drive Kenmore or Whirlpool washer, then most likely you have a broken motor coupler.
Post back with any questions.

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