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Hello there,

You have probably got a busted motor coupling. The coupling looks like this:



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A new one willl probably look like this:
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I will refer you to the problem I posted a while back. Click the link below.

http://www.fixya.com/ThreadAsker.aspx?thid=2046342&msgid=5324509

If you go to Solution #3 jumptrout51 posted a good video link that will walk you through the process of changing it.

Thanks for using Fixya.

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