Looks like I started celebrating too early. . . .
After about 4 loads the washer ain't purring no more! Though it is still "working". . . it sounds bad. It clanks real bad until it comes up to speed. Sometimes
when you lift the lid you can see that the brake is not engaging. Interestingly, when the brake does not engage to slow the tub. . . . If you start the motor again before it stops on it's own. . . . the clanking does not occur. Sometimes
the brake does not seem to disengage when you start the washer. Again. . . . I need help knowing where to begin. . . It seems that my problem has to do with the brake. because this is all a bit hard to explain I put it on video and uploaded it here: http://www.youtube.com/v/Ugj84hHEyGA