Joey, thanks for the useful advise in this thread. I have a few additional questions. I have a Kenmore Elite washer, model #110.27087602. The inner hub that fits around the drive shaft is stripped. In fact, I was surprised to see that the drive shaft itself was also stripped under the inner hub. (I would have thought that the drive shaft would have held up much longer and better than the inner hub.) At any rate, can the drive shaft be replaced without ruining the existing bearings, which are fine? If so, would you suggest I replace the bearings anyway as long as I'm replacing the drive shaft? Additionally, if I do replace the bearings, is the tub press tool assembly (pictured in one of the images you posted previously) essential or just a convenience that I could do without? Also should there be lubrication between the inner hub and the drive shaft? And finally, do you have a part number for the inner hub? I found the drive shaft, but can't find a number for ordering a new inner hub. Thanks much.