Friend just bought a new washer and dryer because his GE washer was making all sorts of noise. I offered to take it and try to fix it to donate to a charity. It is almost 7 years old. It works fine except it is very noisy when spinning and agitating (owner - another engineer - says it sounds like a bad bearing). I don't have a good parts breakdown yet. More likely a bearing in the transmission than a clutch bearing?