ok, took the pump out tonight, all is ok. when I was putting the pump back in, I noticed on the main pulley on the drum is grinding itself into the bottom of the machine. took the e clip off and all the pieces(thrust bearing and all), bearing is dirty and dry. but the main problem i see is the pulley wearing itself into the bottom. is this a thrust bearing issue or is the trans and or clutch going out. Thanks again to all who reply.