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Washer won't drain

OE error come on half way through the cycle. I tried to drain and clean items form the filter. ( I did find some" hair pins " and small rocks. )However, I tired to wash again and the same error came on. I am not able to use the drain hose near the filter. Nothing comes out! Could it be that it is still clogged?

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    goes through wash cycle but will not drain and rinse

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You either have a foreign debris trapped inside the drain pump or the drain pump is broken.  You will need a qualified LG technician to repair this problem.

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