how do you know if the bearing in the outer tub is bad. I have removed the back. Belt was off the pulley will turn some then stop. There is brown grease sprayed every where. Also the shocks have a lot of play. before I spend a lot of moving on parts I would like your advise
If there is a grinding noise during the spin cycle then this is the first sign of the bearings being bad. The brown grease sprayed everywhere would be another indicator that water has seeped through the seal and bearings to the outside of the tub. This would require the bearings to be replaced.