I have a customer with a Frigidaire laundry center that's Kenmore branded about 10 years old, model number 417.94862301
It works perfectly except for a loud bad-bearing sound when it spins. I took it apart to replace the seal (which drips ever so slightly) and see if I could see what causes the noise. even with the drum out and the seal out it makes the noise. Dropping oil in the spin tube makes no difference, same with that middle part where the transmission bolts on.
There's a bearing that's part of the transmission in that middle part isn't there?
I told the customer it needs a new transmission and I'll get one tomorrow morning.
Was I right?
Reliable parts only has ONE transmission left. Maybe they have more if there's an equivalent Frigidaire part instead of a Kenmore part.