We had the same issue. With our almost 3 year old LG front load washer.
I called LG and they offered a $200 "flat fee" service call. If he came out and could repair it, everything was covered, even if something was no longer covered by the 1-year warranty (like bearings). I really didn't believe them, so I asked like 15 times to confirm I would pay boing else. If he couldn't fix it it, I wouldn't have to pay anything.
He had 5 huge boxes shipped to my house....containing a new drum, new bearings, a new motor and some smaller parts. He was at my house for almost 3 hours and replaced everything. The repairs would have been $600 with parts and labor, but all I paid was the $200 flat rate service fee, plus tax. If I had called a local appliance repair man, they likely would have had a slight markup on the parts plus an hourly service fee. Calling LG is your best bet.
He had to replace the motor (which was the only thing still covered by warranty (10 year)) because when the bearings broke, they dripped oil all over the motor.
Hope this helps. I was pissed at the possibility of replacing my 2-3 year old washer, and it would not have been with LG. But they fixed everything for $200.