LG washer makes a grinding noise and doesn’t drain? This is a very typical LG washer drain issue. Your washer sounds like it is about to take off and it is full of water. So when the LG washer makes noise and won’t drain it will display an OE error code which means it has an issue with the drain pump. Please check the filter first and see if it is clean. Then check the drain pump impeller by rotating it with your finger or pen or screwdriver. If nothing is stuck in the drain pump area it means that your LG washer drain pump failed. In order to fix this issue with the LG washer makes noise and won’t drain you need drain pump replacement. Drain pump replacement for LG washer is a routine job for any appliance repair company. If this issue with your LG washer makes a grinding sound and won’t drain is the only problem with the washing machine it is worth fixing. Techvill Appliance Repair will charge 250 – 350 CAD (200-280 USD) for this job (diagnostic, parts, labor included) here in Calgary. If you are wondering why all of a sudden your LG washer makes a grinding noise and doesn’t drain, most likely it is just time and the drain part worn out. Usually, it happens when the washer is 5-8 years old and depends on how gently you operate your washing machine.