Removed transmission (gearcase) and attached to motor outside of washer, needed to lay it sideways to so I could connect the lid switch.
Ran wash just head timer and "Fill" noise(?) although the water was off - motor never turned on. Should this have worked?
Moved to spin cycle and motor started and clicking/knocking noise was present immediately. I was holding the motor so it was not moving or hitting anything - noise was from inside the gearcase.
Ran a second spin cycle and clicking/knocking noise did not start until last 30 seconds or so.
Ran a third spin cycle no noise.
Noticed a small amount of oil dripping from the air hole in the gearcase, so I braced the cabinet up higher and put the gearcase in an upright position. No more leak.
Ran another spin cycle no noise.