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Have a circa 1999 Kenmore Three-speed clothes washer (Top Loader) that keeps on agitating regardless of the cycle I put it in. Some cycles do nothing at all, but others (such as Rinse) make it just keep agitating. It isn't draining, either. I'm letting it cool down now, but this sounds like a clutch problem, at least to my untrained and semi-handyman brain. Help, please? Thanks.

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The clutch assembly works only to release the basket allowing it to spin during the drain and spin cycles. The drain function works only when the spin function works. If the machine also agitates during spin cycles, then the problem is in the transmission assembly not able to release the agitate gear from the agitate spline in the drive shaft.

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