Most of the time they are rusted solid to the spindle where you have to get the small jack and 2 by 4 to force it loose. Have you read how to do this? I needed to use a jack and a 23 inch long 2 by 4. It is pretty easy.
Yes, I did the same thing. After a month or two, it stuck again and I had to do it all over again. This time I used a belt sander and a file on it along with anything that would remove the rust and corrosion. I also reamed out the hole of the tub from both sides. Here’s what to do. Always leave the door open on the washer after use. If you are not going to use it for a week or so, you can go and lift the basket free and turn it every few days. I also found you can lift it and turn just enough where it will not drop down. It’s not the best situation but at least it will continue working until something else breaks. Best of luck.