Maytag Washer Transmission?

Our Maytag LAT9316 top-load agitator washing machine stared making a burning rubber smell. A repair guy came and said it was the transmission, and that it will work ok using small loads until it seizes (he pointed out oil on the bottom of the inside), but would need a whole new transmission.

Later I went back and took pictures. 1.) isn't transmission oil a dark, blackish color? and 2.) the stuff in this picture is solid, like a really hard gum. There's no oil anywhere.


We've been doing small loads, and there's definitely a newer squeaking sound during the spin cycle. We're wondering if it could be something besides the transmission?