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I have an issue where my washer does not spin but you can hear the motor. I disassembled the motor and the couple does not look badly damaged. So I removed the gearcase to check the clutch. inside of the clutch and on top of the gearcase are black shavings. The brake shoes still look plenty thick. Is this dust from the shoes? To solve my original problem the spring in the clutch is not broken, can this be causing my no sping issue?

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If the motor is running you broke the motor coupling,i've seen them rounded in the middle and none of the arms where broke off,if there's oil on the floor and on the outside of the tranny it could be a bad tranny but i'd go with the coupling first.if it's damaged at all it won't spin the tranny

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