How to Fix a Samsung Washing Machine Leak

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Things You'll Need

  • Hand towel

  • Teflon tape

  • Screwdriver

  • Pliers

There are several reasons a Samsung washing machine may be leaking. Many times, a Samsung washing machine leak is caused by a simple issue like a cracked hose or loose connection. It is possible to troubleshoot and correct the problem yourself.

How to Fix a Samsung Washing Machine Leak

Step 1

Look for any leaks in the water supply hoses. This is one of the most common areas for a Samsung washing machine to develop a leak. Use a hand towel to dry off the hot and cold water hoses. Watch the hoses to see if any water begins to seep through. To replace a leaking hose, first shut off the water supply to the washing machine. Unscrew the old hose and wrap Teflon tape over the threads of the pipe. Attach a new hose and turn the water supply back on.


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Step 2

Check the ends of the hot and cold water hoses to make sure the connection points are not leaking. If you do see a leak at the end of a hose, shut off the water supply, and then unscrew the hose. Inspect the washer on the inside of the hose for any cracks or other damage. Replace the washer if needed, then wrap Teflon tape around the pipe's threads, re-attach the hose and turn the water supply on.


Step 3

Run the Samsung washing machine and watch the bottom for any leaks. If it is leaking at the point where the drain hose connects to the washing machine, tighten the retaining screws and see if that corrects the problem. If not, one of the drain hoses on the bottom probably needs to be replaced.


Step 4

Unplug the washing machine before attempting to access the bottom hoses. The location of the access panel varies, depending on the model of Samsung washer you have. Some types of Samsung washing machines can be accessed from the front by prying the panel up with a paint scraper until the springs pop loose. Rear-access Samsung washing machines have screws that can be taken out to remove a plate on the back. If you do not see an access panel on the front or back, have an assistant help you tip the washing machine over on its side so you can reach the bottom.


Step 5

Inspect the hose that runs from the tub to the drain pump for any cracks or leaks. Check the plastic line that runs from the pump to the back of the washing machine. If either one of these is damaged, use open jaw pliers to remove the hose from the metal springs and replace it with a new one.