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Atlantis won't agitate. Will spin.

Atlantis won't agitate. Will spin. Was previously making a high pitch sound a few months ago. Major or minor do it yourself repair?

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Hi thanks for the question if it was making a high pitch noise that's the transmission buy new washer but not a maytag a roper is good same ae kenmore thanks the appliance doc

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