After removing rotor and stator, I am left with the tub, bearing, and shaft. When I turn the shaft, it doesn't glide effortlessly. There is a bit of resistance. Is this normal?
Background: I disassembled my laundry washer because I was hearing a roar when the basket spins at high speed. I looked for answers on the internet and found that the cause could be a leak in the seal of the tub that is destroying the bearing. Before ordering parts, I wanted to investigate as much as I could to be certain that a new tub would fix the issue.