Thanks for your help on this mate. I looked into it and it's around $220 CDN shipped to my door to get that assembly, kinda crazy since that's what I paid for the washer.
I would like to know if you think I could get usage out of this thing still regardless of the squeaking? I mean, will it work and just be noisy? If so I don't care, it's in a basement anyway.
Can you also explain to me where that sqeaking noise is coming from so I can try to visualize the problem? I know you said to replace the part but what exactly is damaged here?
Thank you so much these forums are fantastic and people like you are incredible to help us noobs