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I have a model 110.81375130 Kenmore washer that is making a grinding noise during wash cycle. I already replaced the agitator shoes (similar to agitator dogs on other models). The bottom agitator is only turning in one direction. It looks like the auger agitator teeth on the inside might be worn. If it's not that what else could it be?

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A grinding noise from a washer more often than not means that your motor coupling is worn or broken. The coupling is a small plastic and rubber piece between the motor and the transmission. Not too difficult to replace yourself and very inexpensive. If it is the coupling you may see bits of rubber beneath the machine. If you look up underneath the machine it will be obvious of the coupling is your issue. If not I would recommend calling a licensed repairman to check it out.

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