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How to check the transmission on a Whirlpool-Kenmore direct drive washer by manually turning the transmission shaft

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Try turning the coupling Fingers on the Transmission input shaft, you should be able to turn it freely in one direction (agitate) and in the other direction (spin) it will spin for a bit until the collar begins to turn the clutch against spring pressure of the brake. If shaft is locked up, it's a Tranny

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Source: Kenmore Washer 110.28972890 with a motor hum