The old spin basket was seized onto the bearing, so it couldn’t transfer into replacement rear tub with the assembled replacement bearing. Consequently, buying a replacement spin basket doubled the cost of “simple” bearing replacement (second time for this machine), but total cost of under $500 should extend life of the machine another 7 years. At least the Sears Parts Direct source had an affordable price on this item—other sources are nearly 3x the price.
I don’t expect to repeat the “simple” bearing replacement again; after approximately 22 years it will likely be time to replace both washer and dryer. The bearing is definitely the weak link in an otherwise well designed LG front load washer. Shameful.