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Agitator's range of motion is extremely short

Spinning works fine, only the agitator is having a problem

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https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/ec2a315861edab6e8525729c005736f0/$FILE/Maytag_Atlantis_III.pdf

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