speed queen loud and leaking: new or repair

Hi All,
Speedqueen AWS44NW top loading washer.
Spin is very, very loud. And it is leaking:
Over here I have found: http://www.fixya.com/support/t5356544-machine_making_loud_noise_spins_cycle
Well, the only time the washer (speedqueen) is noisy on spin is if one or both the bearings are faulty. Normally when you get a leak, it means the hub/flange and seal kit need replacement and this also includes the top bearing because when soap suds leak past the seal assembly it drips directly onto the bearing. The acidic properties in the soap suds eats the grease in the bearing which ends up becoming defective. One can also get an anoying squeek if a bottom base gasket is worn or removed. This would be audible even on wash cycle.Conclusion, check the bearing on top of gearbox.
Sounds exactly like what is happening.
I found this on how to repair the stinker:
http://www.ehow.com/how_12217109_change-bearing-speed-queen-washer.html
Way, way over my head. I think a repairman would be at it for several weeks, if he ever could get the parts. This all would probably cost a fortune to fix.
Anyway, a repair like this is a major, major job and is beyond my abilities and tools.
Would you repair it anyway or replace it?
Many thanks, -T
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On 01/09/2016 12:37 AM, T wrote:

Ah poop. That was suppose to go into the repair group. Just ignore.
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On 1/9/2016 2:37 AM, T wrote:

I would replace it, not worth the $$$ to repair. Remind me to tell y'all about the time I glued a washing machine tub to my knee while I was replacing the teflon parts that maintained the spin.
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On 01/09/2016 08:29 AM, George Shirley wrote:

Shades of Clark Griswald stapling his sleeve to the roof!
Did the glue even stick to the teflon?
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On 1/9/2016 5:46 PM, T wrote:

I was holding the tub between my legs while I was gluing the teflon on it, seems I didn't wait long enough for it to stick. Lost a little skin using rubbing alcohol to get it off me but it did stick to the teflon.
I worked 47 years in refineries and chemical plants, we always had large sticks of varying thickness teflon to use on pumps, motors, etc. I still have a stash of teflon out in the shop and I retired in 2007. Waste not, want not again. Wife is giving me hell about my stash of odd nuts, bolts, and screws, leftover from projects. I bought the templates for both American Standard and metric and am slowly sorting them out into different containers. Plastic peanut jars are just right for long screws and bolts and last a good time if not exposed to sunlight. One of our grandson's came by this afternoon and perused the collection and found just what he needed, beats going to the big box store and looking for them and finding out you can't really afford them. <G>
I think you're supposed to wait until you're old and decrepit before you expose your foibles to the world. I'm old but not quite decrepit yet but can pretend to be with people I don't like, "Huh, what did you say?" Great fun for old people to yank someone's chain.
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    I'd be more interested in readng how you unglued tub from knee....
--
Derald

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On 1/9/2016 6:08 PM, Derald wrote:

A little rubbing alcohol and a quick yank does the trick. It helps if you have a good vocabulary of curse words. After all I was once upon a time a sailor. <G>
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On 01/09/2016 04:57 PM, George Shirley wrote:

Hi George,
I was Air Force. Didn't swear hardly at all before that. Now can't stop, but got it about 80% better.
-T
The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong. He can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way.
--Mark Twain - Private and Public Morals speech, 1906
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On 1/11/2016 1:06 AM, T wrote:

I came from a long line of people who called it what it was, usually with curse words, learned at my mother's knee, Dad didn't curse much. I learned a lot of new curse words in boot camp, usually aimed at my family line. <G> Then 47 years in the oil patch didn't help matters. I have learned not to aim curses at my great grandchildren nor at people larger and quicker than I am, which is the majority of the world. The Navy and I parted 54 years ago, I don't miss them and they don't miss me, we're even.
Making a small batch of kumquat marmalade today and chopping sweet chile's again. The damned plants are almost a year old now and still going, so are the eggplants. I'm seriously considering planticide just to get rid of them. I think my wife is a food hoarder.
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On 01/11/2016 06:17 AM, George Shirley wrote:

Just borrow my black thumb. Your garden will look like the moon in no time flat!
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