Thanks for the links to the manuals. I was able to print them for use in my garage. I have a couple of questions relating to this work if you can assist. The boot at the front is starting to shred and will almost have to be replaced. Does the boot have to be removed to be able to get the front panel off ? I am anticipating having to pull the spinner out to check for a damaged /cracked/broken spider support as the spinner appears to be rubbing on the tub section during the spin cycle. I cannot tell from the pictures if the spider support is able to be replaced by itself. If not then the cost of this repair with a new spinner would be prohibitive. The bearings seem to be very smooth and I hope they are not damaged or corroded.
Have you seen this spider cracked or broken and does it result in the spinner rubbing on the tub ? This machine runs great except for the spin cycle when the noise gets very bad --it is a loud thumping type noise. I am afraid to run it at the high speed spin setting for fear it will tear other things up