so I gave 100.00 for it and its not even worth repairing
That's one way of looking at it. Had the previous owner only known that the part was less than $150 maybe they would have fixed it. New complete tranny: $142 Comes with new tub seal as well.
Still cheaper than a new machine!
Heck, I'm feeling generous today...here's my copy of the GE Washer Manual
to read up. Granted, it's my training manual, but you don't have to take the tests