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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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  • modeleng1 Mar 05, 2008

    I have had the same problem as you anita wiseguy. Have you sorted the problem? was it the kenmore drive coupling as described?

    I could certainly do it myself(engineering background) rather than pay ridiculous price for someone to do it?



    Thanks, Alan

  • Raider51 Sep 14, 2008

    Frigidaire washer machine #FWTBB30DS0 have same problem, Also skips cycles

  • Raider51 Sep 14, 2008

    Frigidaire washer machine #FWTBB30DS0 have same problem.Also skips cycles?

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley May 11, 2010

    I usually bypass questions without brand or model number information, but your comment about this being your first attempt caught my attention. If you will post the brand of washer and the model number if you can find it, I will try to help.

    Thanks/Mike

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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.
Thanks/Mike

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