So, while I was waitin for a reply, I took a good look at the picture of the piece that was sent to me, and compared it to my piece. I don't think it is broken. I have since tried to move the transmission shaft by hand and it will not rotate. Is this normal? the input shaft from where the motor coupler attaches to will move smoothly, but the long shaft will not. It is like when the agitater is attached.