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Kenmore elite washing machine that will not spin. The motor is running and the you can hear it change gear but the agitator will not move

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Replace the direct drive coupling 285753a is part number

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Remove the 8 transmission screws carefully, the transmission is full (15 oz.) of 80-90 weight oil.

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