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Drum spinning during wash cycle

I had the machine apart last week with what ended up being a simple fix of the agitator coupler. After putting it back together the perforated drum is spinning the same speed as the agitator and every rotation it makes 2 knocks. There is what looks like a balancing weight right underneath the drum in the cabinet that is spinning, I dont think this is supposed to move during the wash cycle. If I grab the inner drum with my hand during the wash cycle I can keep it from spinning but it does **** with every **** of the agitator.

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If when in the wash cycle the tub spins then the brake in the cluch assembly is worn and to be replaced. this holds the tub from moving when in the wash cycle. thanks tallpaul

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