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Won't agitat under agitator yellow coupling held by 7/16 bolt should this spin freely or does this mean its stripped

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It probably means that it's stripped. it grips the spine and allows movement of the agitator. the transmission shaft may be rotating back and forth, but the agitator doesnt move properly. i would remove the coupling and take a look underneath it to see if it's stripped.

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