My top loading cabrio started making a loud noise during the spin cycle, then after a few more washes we noticed water leaking. It was a small amount but most likely during the spin cycle as well. When we tipped the washer back there is a circle of grease or what looks likes grease underneath. Also on the bottom of the tub there is splatter marks that look like grease.
From what I have been reading it seems like this is a result of a bad bearing? I was also told that it may be a water pump issue but if it was the water pump, would there be the grease substance splattered all over?
We checked all the connections, hoses, etc and everything seems to be fine. I have seen that the bearing kit and tool that is needed is pretty costly but I want to make sure that the problem is definitely the bearing before we purchase the replacement kit.
Any information would be appreciated.. thanks in advance!WTW6600SW2