This washer is worth fixing and keeping for a while if you can resolve this drain problem yourself. You indicated that the washer is having trouble draining and is making a grinding noise. I recommend that you drain the washer manually if it still has water in it. You can place a bucket on the floor beside the washer and then hold the end of the drain hose over that bucket to gravity drain the water out of the washer. If the washer won't gravity drain, you can use a wet/dry shop vacuum to drain the water out. If the washer door is locked, you can manually unlock it by
unplugging the washer
and removing the bottom front service panel as shown in the image below. Carefully reach up along the inside of the front panel and pull down on a manual release tab that is on the bottom of the door lock assembly. You can then open the washer door.
Once you get the washer drained, you can
unplug the washer
(if it is not already unplugged) and check the large item filter for a clog or restriction as shown in the image below. You may also find debris (or coins) in that drain pump since you were hearing a grinding noise when the washer was draining. If the pump is not damaged, then clearing this area may fix your problem. If that area is clear and the washer still won't drain using the pump but it will gravity drain, then you will probably need to replace that drain pump (part 280187). That pump costs around $120. You can order it from the
This information should help you resolve this washer problem. If you need more help, reply with additional details.
If you decide to replace the washer instead of repairing it, you can view current models on the
website. Here is a current direct drive washer model that is moderately priced:
Samsung High Efficiency 3.5 cu. ft. Capacity Front Load Washer