JW,Well, I couldn't wait, so I ripped it apart. I found that the metal disc under the outer wash tub was loose. There was also a ton of dirt/detergent under the main tub nut. I powerwashed everything that was dirty and lubed everything that seemed to need it. The bottom bearing where the brake was looked very good and turned smooth, but I lubed that about a month ago when the motor was overheating. I did not open the transmission up, but I thought about it since I had everything else apart. For future reference, what are the symptoms of a washer that the tranny lube dried up? Also if I have to lube the tranny what oil do you use and do you use RTV sealant to seal the halves of the tranny. Thanks again for your help.