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    Default Washer won't spin or agitate

    I have a Kenmore series 70 model # 110.20712990 that just makes a grinding noise when it reaches the spin cycle. It does drain the water, but sounds like my old VW bug after I played mechanic on it...... ANy help would be appreciated.

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    Default Photo of what I found by turning it on its side

    WHen I moved the washer, I found a peice of white plastic beneath it. Being the "detective" I am, I turned the machine on its side and found a broken white "thing" I have no clue what I am looking at so I attached a photo. Hopefully someone can make an identification from what I have.
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    OK not fair...answering my own questions. The motor coupling was trashed, broken into peices. I will hopefully pick up a new set tomorrow. Is there anybody that thinks that this is the problem? or did I stumble across an unrelated issue?
    THanks

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    Hi,

    Your better than you thought, answering your own questions.

    Yup, from that photo looks like your motor coupling is broke.

    Here's the motor coupling for your model:
    Manufacturer's Number: 285753A
    285753A

    Read #2 and #5 here on how to access and change it:
    http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html

    Before you put the new one on, turn that gearcase shaft clockwise and counterclockwise to make sure its not locked it and turns fairly easy. I've seen gearcases lock-up and snap that puppy clean off.

    Jake
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    THanks!! I will check the gearcase shaft as soon as I get home from work.

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    Sounds good, let us know the outcome.

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    Good to go!! two successful loads of laundry with no trouble. THe spin cycle seems to stop more abruptly than I remember, but the wife is happy

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    Good job fixing it, glad its running again.

    Jake
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