Sunday morning around 8... wife is starting the wash and I'm getting ready to go to the gym. She calls from downstairs, "the washer is not spinning". It went through the wash cycle and stopped at the first rinse cycle.
So I take a look, go through all the cycles on the dial... I hear the motor running but no agitation/spin. Onto the internet, feed in the model number and come up with a manual and parts list as well as trouble shooting.
I narrow it down to the motor coupler quickly, a repair site showed how to get to it. It didn't look too bad, but involved taking off the cabinet. Still I wasn't sure if this was the problem... onto YouTube. Did a quick search for "whirlpool washer motor coupler" and came up with a 5-minute video, which also had it making the noise which the mrs confirmed. This guy was sharp... he tipped the washer back and was able to take the part out fairly easily without removing the cabinet. He also showed how to drain the washer tub by putting the timer switch on the "spin" cycle and it drained quickly. Watched the video again and gave it a go. I had it apart within 10 minutes and found the broken drive part.
By noon on Monday I had the part in my hand from a local appliance parts store for $19. Not bad, splurged on new hoses and had it back together and working in a 1/2 hour once I got home.
So for $50 I'm a hero. Everyone should try to fix their own appliances, they're not that tough.