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Kenmore Series 80 Washing Machine agitator and drum will not turn. Any ideas on what the cause might be? (I have the cover removed, and everything looks in order.)

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Could be a bad lid switch.
Could be a bad drive coupling.
Could be a bad clutch.
We need a model number to narrow it down.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

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The model and serial number tag will be under the lid at the back of the "lip/shroud" as you look from the front.

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