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My washer tub nor the agitator spin or rotate you can hear a whining n grinding noise

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Whining and grinding most likely mean belt or coupler is binding or broken away unplug unit and open access panel or [remove water first]lay on side and access motor from bottom if belt driven check belt if frayed or broken replace-if has coupler [looks like a star shaped hard rubber /plastic piece between motor and trans] if broken pieces on floor or shredded replace- part's can be bought online-appliance stores coupler not expensive and both parts easy replacement good luck

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