Please check out the photo. I have the following questions:
1) Do I need to remove the outer drum to get to the transmission and clutch? If so, what tool do I need? My socket wrench doesn't fit under the big metal ring (the mount for the inner drum?), and my wrench doesn't fit between the fins to the left and right of the nuts.
2) Am I on the right track to hunt down what's causing my washing machine to spin poorly / slowly?
3) The transmission/clutch for this model is all one piece. It's all one $300 piece. Have I entered the land of the "may as well get a new washer"?