Washer stopped spinning on its own regularly about 2 years ago. Timing works fine but when it gets to the spin cycle you used to be able to hear the motor but it wouldn't always spin by itself. You could coax it into spinning and often it would get up to speed, finish the cycle and it would be fine. Now, it doesn't spin at all and when you try to coax it into spinning it takes super human strength and makes a loud screeching noise, and it will not spin once you stop trying to make it (unlike before where trying to make it spin would get it spinning).
I've read several other posts suggesting it may be a coupler or pawl, but I'm looking for suggestions regarding which to check out first and if the series of symptoms over time listed above point to something different? Help?!