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The plastic agitator isnt spinning it sounds as though the piece it sits on is turning but just spinning insde the plastic housing on the underside of the agitator

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Your "agitator coupling" is worn out underneath the agitator,remove the dispenser cup on t6he agitator,then the agitator,it sits on the coupler on splines and they wear out and the agitator can,t grip them anymore and slip

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