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The agitator does not rotate in any way. I do not know how to remove the agitator to determine if there is a problem with a belt or anything like that.


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Is it a top loading machine? I am assuming so, so if it is top loader the very top is threaded hold the agitator and unscrew the top piece, if the teeth on the agitator is worn out then you will see metal or plastic striped out when you pull the top out. But if the agitator is OK then you have several things it can be but without model number and brand I can't give you exact information. It could be a wig wag switch on older models or it could be a belt or even the transmission so again I need to know what it is. With amodel number I can look it up on the web page that helps do it yourselfers to fix there problems so let me know.
Remove the knurled knob on top of agitator and undo the nut this releases the agitator from the shaft. However you don;t gain much by doing this, firstly check these options....
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