My 'repair' lasted exactly a month.
The washer was so loud on Saturday, I decided to take a look inside today. When I arrived, I was told the washer had 'died'. When I opened it up, the belt had fallen off the pulley/motor. I could feel some wobble on the pulley and then I removed the pulley to find this:
If that is (was!) a bearing, it looks pretty shot. The shaft is wobbling around within that center section.
Is there any hope of fixing this without major expense and investment of time?
The washer is probably 7+ years old. I'm thinking it's time to for the "last rights" but let me know if you think it could be brought back from the brink of death.