<<<We have a lg wm2277hw and started getting OE code last night.>>>
LG WM2277 washers are now more than 5 years old---about the time a DRAIN MOTOR will fail.
Use the correct Drain Motor (4681EA2001T
) and verify that it's a new motor from an appliance parts retailer.
The Drain Motor is located on the left side of the Pump Housing---if looking at the washer from the front.
The Recirculation Motor (an entirely different motor than the drain motor) is located on the right side of the pump housing. These two different motors are *not* interchangeable.
<<<<I pulled drain hose and nothing came out.>>>
The small black drain tube at the pump housing strainer?
This small tube is used---to allow a means of draining water from the tub---if the Pump Housing has a blockage or a failed Drain Motor.
It is not uncommon to find the little tube plugged by debris (scum/grit/sand/etc).
A blocked/restricted drain tube at the pump strainer---does not affect washer performance.
<<<Naught new pump, installed and it started, stopped after 2 mins. I rested on speed wash, it ran then shut down. OE. Code again.>>>
If the Drain Motor is verified to be the correct type...
Unplug the washer and remove and inspect the *bellows hose*---which is located at the bottom of the tub assy. This black/soft hose---runs/routes from the bottom of the tub---to the Pump Housing. Check for debris/blockage.
Verify that the Drain Hose (gray color) is correctly installed.
If the Drain Hose goes to a *STANDPIPE*---check that it is inserted only 6 to 8 inches and secured to the standpipe with a zip tie or tape.
The top of the standpipe should *never* be taped or have a rubber cap on it. This is sold at some hardware-type stores---as a seal/cap to prevent water from backing up from the standpipe.
The top of the standpipe should be "open-to-atmosphere"---to allow proper draining of water.
If the Drain Hose goes into a utility-type tub---check that the hose is shaped/formed into a "gooseneck" and secured to the side of the tub (again 6 to 8 inches into the tub---not all the way into the tub).
If the Drain Hose is fine---unplug the washer and then remove the top cover of the washer.
If facing the washer from the front---locate the MAIN BOARD at the rear/left corner of the washer (at the top).
In this location---you'll notice a small diameter black hose attached to the WATER LEVEL SENSOR.
Pull this hose off of the Water Level Sensor---and either blow into it or use compressed air to clear any possible obstruction within the hose---or within the AIR BELL at the bottom of the tub.
Never blow air into the WATER LEVEL SENSOR itself (only into the black tube---back into the tub assy).
Compressed air can also be used to check/clear the DRAIN HOSE (gray color).
This is best done by disconnecting the Drain Hose at the Pump Housing---and pressurizing/blasting air in the same direction as drain-water flow in the drain hose.
If there's any blockage/restriction in the Drain Hose (Gray)---it'll usually occur at the drain gooseneck located at the rear corner of the washer (on the left side).
Sometimes a bright flashlight can be used to shine light through the white-colored drain gooseneck.
If a blockage is there---it'll appear as a dark shadow.
After re-assembling everything (and double-checking)...
Test washer function.