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Agitator will not spin easily from pully below or

I am in the process of diagnosing the condition on my washing machine motor (belted maytag 15 years old) and the drag that the agitator presents to the motor. With the motor disconnected from belts, I have turned the motor on (spin cycle) and attempted to leverage it to a stop with a piece of oak 1"x1". The motor seems quite strong as I was unable to slow it down at all. Also, Agitator will not spin easily from pully below or from above. Is there maintenance that should be done to the agitator? Bad bearing?

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