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The agitator mover of my Whirpool washing machine (model # LA9100XTW1) no longer spin or move. What would be the likely fix to this problem? Thanks!

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The motor coupling could be bad or the lid switch is bad.close the lid down then open it up a little and close it,if you don't hear a clicking sound then the lid switch is bad and most likely water will still be in the machine or the other common problem is the coupling part number 285753A and it's around 20 dollars.unplug the washer,remove the two phillips screws that hold down the top console,flip the console up and with a screw driver pop off the two metal clips,stick the screw driver in the hole and on top of the clip and push back to the wall and the clips will pop out.near the right hand side clip there's a wire harness,that's the lid switch wires unplug it then open the lid,grab the frame and pull up and back and remove the frame of the washer.look at the bottom,you'll see the pump,remove the two clips with a screw driver,slide off the pump,remove the two screws and the two clips on the motor,slide the motor out and on the back of it you'll see the coupling.also remove the other half of it off the transmission.if this isn't broke you either have a bad tranny.let me know what you find

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