It is agitating full force just like it would if it was in the wash cycle. I don't hear any indication that it tries to go into a spin mode. No clicks. No whirring sound like a motor running without a belt or gear. It just agitates and pumps out the water. If the transmission is bad, that is a major repair isn't it? I bought the washer new in June of 2006 from Sears. Bought a Maytag because I thought they were the most durable. This is really disappointing.
If it is the transmission, do you think I would be better off to try to buy a good used washer or, if my credit permits, a new washer?