I have an 8 year old LAT8626AAE with a leak through the stem seal/hub assembly. I'm going to do the repair job myself. I've read the advice and will replace both the tub stem seal, hub assembly, and tub bearing. (parts 22204012 and 204013).
My question is should I be replacing anything else while I'm at it? My concern is that I see a heavy spray pattern around the whole inside of the washing machine. It looks like either grease or graphite stains that are left. I'm ready to chalk it up to simply the dripping water picking up grease from the bearing, hitting the top of the transmission and spraying out during the spin cycle. Does this make sense or should I be looking at something else that might be failing?
Any tips on this job would be appreciated. (already read about the reverse thread, the special spanner)
Thanks in advance for those who have taken the time to read and of course those that reply!