Yesterday I received a phone call from the repairman asking if he could come to the house and check my washer out!!!
The good news is there was no mess under the washer when the repair person took the front off the washer!
The best news is there was a replacement part in a nearby city and I may have my washer fixed completely hopefully by Friday..
They are however going to use another part number, another washer like mine uses something called 9600 part and they seem to be interchangeable.
I will ask the repairman and get all the info..
Thank you all very, very much for all your input!