This thread was a tremendous help in repairing my washer. Here's my tips to the reader wanting to do repairs:
- Get some PB Blaster, 400 grit sandpaper, brass or steel mini-brushes, Liquid Wrench white lithium grease
- Order the four-piece kit from eBay ($15 shipped) which has the rubber tub seal, tub washer, hub nut, and the split ring.
- If you are replacing the lower transmission bearing, make sure you order the 6205 with the 25.4 mm. inner diameter. $7 shipped on eBay
- If the hub nut doesn't come off with a couple whacks of a 2 lb. hammer after being bather in PB Blaster, don't waste time and energy trying to remove it. Get a grinder or a chisel, and break it off. Note that the shaft its on is sort of square, having threads only on the corners of the square. Grind or chisel at the hub nut area where adjacent to the flat part of the shaft, not the threads
- Using PB Blaster and the steel brushes, clean the bearing and shaft areas in both the inner and outer tubs. The angled part of the inner tub in mine (where the split ring rests against) had a load of gunk and corrosion, which required heavy brushing, PB Blaster, and sanding down to make it smooth again. Same goes for the upper transmission shaft.
- When reassembling, use white lithium grease as needed.
Hope this helps someone.