10 days ago I replaced the snubber and all suspension springs. The machine has been working normally.
Yesterday, during the first spin cycle, the washer started making a very loud thumping noise, vibrating the entire house.
I started troubleshooting and found the upper transmission shaft, which the agitator connects to, now has about 1/8 - 1/4" up/down play. Yes, the agitator bolt was tight.
The upper shaft of Part # 25 is the shaft with free play.
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Apparently, during the spin, the loud thumping noise is the shaft/agitator moving rapidly up and down.
I have looked throughout the machine and see no other possibility.
My question to forum experts and others, is this a transmission replacement?
Thanks for any help!