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Machine fills but does not agitate normally.

It appears the machine is doing some agitating but at a very gentle cycle only. It does spin and drain fine. I bought it new used from some guy in the city and he said it worked fine, he lied. It looks like its really new even had the plastic still on the knobs and face of the controls board. I am handy but thought to ask for some possible repair advice before I drive back to the city looking to deliver this machine back to that jerk.

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It may apear that not agatating when you lift lid
try a load in it and see if machine extracts dirt and watch drain water as it goes through cycle
the agatator is a 2 part thing and the top part rachets around as it washes pushing on the top of the load to stop washing floating

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