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Direct drive washing machine will not spin already had new motor fitted? My Agitator will not spin and the machine makes a loud grinding noise. Its a Kenmore top load Model 29852 purchased in 1999. I checked the 4 agitator dogs and they are not the problem. Does any part in the gearcase fail regularly?

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Replace the coupler between the motor and the geqr box, a 15.00 part

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