Very nice job cleaning that stainless steel drum.
Thanks, I used my 4 and1/2" grinder with material like a brillow pad. It was not easy but it took the stuff off. If I would have had a tub big enough to soake it in I would have soaked it in vinegar for a couple of days and then I think that the stuff would have just come right off.
The nice thing now is that it is almost like a brand new machine. It is all clean with a new boot and new motor and motor control board, a new main control board, new bearings and everything has been cleaned. My wife likes how well it spins out the cloths now too. Hopefully I can get another 17 years out of it. I am thinking that in 5 years I may pull it apart and change out the seals on the bearings and give it a clean up and it will probably do better. So we will see in 5 years.
A couple of years ago I had to change out the motor in the dryer and replaced the roller bearings there as well. So we should be set for the washer and dryer for a few more years Lord willing.