Gottat love your approach...how many forums did you post this question on?
Here's the same answer I gave you on my board:
Your Atlantis needs a new tub bearing and seal kit. Not a job for you to tinker with, since special tools are required do the repair. You will likely be looking at a $300 repair, and no, Maytag will not be interested in helping you after 7 years.
The bearing and seal kit is pictured below, and although it is only a $55 part, the labor and service charges you incur to have it installed will cost you. It's either that or buy the spring, hub and seal tools just to do one job. Now, you're talking money