Call $ears. Kenmore Elite has a ten year warranty on the plastic tub (which includes the bearing) and a lifetime warranty on the stainless steel basket (which includes the spider). You will have to pay for labor, but its a helluva lot less than paying for a new machine. Labor is $172 for an overhaul job code. There may be a helper charge depending on the district rules in your area.
Do you have a receipt? $ears might have your info from when you first purchased it. If not, the tech will just go by the build date on the serial number.
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