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Will not agitate after water fill up. Motor makes whining sound.

Washing machine filled up with water for normal wash cycle. Once fill up was completed, machine would not agitate, instead motor started to make whing sound.

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Hi,

It sounds like it could be the coupling that has worn or broke, to verify this put the washer in spin, let it drain the water out (if it will) then turn off the timer or open the lid, wait 10 seconds or so then start back up in spin. If the washer just whines then it is most likely the coupling. I have put together some instructions on this if you follow this link it will tell you more about it and how to replace it if you wish. Let me know if this helps.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4670549-drive_coupling_replacment

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I had the same problem with my Roper Washer, a RAS8244LQ1 model. Which as it turns out, might actually be two different problems. If the machine isn't agitating, this could be because of worn out agitator directional cogs. It is easy to check for, and easy (and cheap) to fix. Try turning the agitator by hand. It should turn in one direction and catch if you try to turn it the other way. If not, then you need to order an agitator repair kit. For my particular model, it's part number PS334650, and it cost me about $15 and 10 minutes to replace.. To replace it, just pop the top of the agitator off, remove the inner dust cover if your machine has one, and there's a single bolt. You need a 11mm socket and rachet and a 10 inch extension to remove it. This got my washer agitating the clothes again, but it still occasionally whines which is still agitating me. :)

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