Thank you for compiling the front-load washer bearing information.
FYI, today I performed (4) front-load washer bearing jobs, (2) old Frigidaires with the glue-on boot, (1) Maytag Neptune with mechanical timer, and (1) Samsung that is 12 years old. Only the Neptune was easy, the Frigidaires both were difficult to get boot loose and difficult to get the spider spindle out of the rear bearing. Samsung spider was also stuck in the rear bearing. I used an oxy-acetylene torch to heat the spider spindle along with penetrating oil. Eventually they all came out with a sledge hammer but it was a fight.