agree with wls, its a walk away without baskets. The baskets for those have little hooks that hang on the three pins on the agitator, if you had to make them it would be a pita. As for jars, I think the the large straight neck paragon jars fit, but I haven't been able to get my hands on one .....you have to buy a case and shipping is more than the jars cost so haven't bothered (I only want them because they have screw on lids!). If anyone has tried them...I'd be interested if they in fact work
My guess is that the dial lifted slightly and this has taken the pressure off the dial washer underneath, allowing things to get loose and the hands to stop turning. However this is only a guess. Proceed with caution. Check to see if the dial feet screws are loose. Check to see if you can move the hands with the crown.