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Will not spin and makes grinding noises.Lid switch seems fine. Stopped my a parts place for a manual and they said it was the coupler. How and where can I find that on the machine?

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Hi,

It does sound like the coupler, here is a link to some instructions I put together to replace it. Let me know if it helps.

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

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