Samsung top load washer model number WA456DRHDSU has several common issues. One of which is a drain pump breakage/leaking problem.
The drain motor on this particular washer will completely break off the drain motor bracket. When this happens water will leak and or the washing machine may not drain. The bracket has been redesigned to solve this particular leaking no drain situation.
When the pump breaks the hose will pull off the bottom of the washer and possibly leak all the water out of the washer. To determine if this is the issue with your Samsung washer leaking, the unit will need to be tipped back. The motor is on the left back of the washer. See picture below.
The picture to the left is the new bracket and motor installed. If your pump motor bracket is broken, check the two wires that go to the motor. Often when this happens the wires will break as well. If this is your situation, then you will need to replace the wire harness and the pump motor and bracket.You can see exactly what happens when the drain motor breaks by looking at the picture to the right. The motor separates from the bracket and pulls the hose off the bottom of the tub and will cause either a big water leak or small. Every situation is a bit different.
If the motor terminals are damaged like the picture below, you will need the bracket, wire harness, and motor to fix the leak.
I’ve seen a number of these Samsung washers leaking in the last few weeks. It will become more common since more and more of these washers are sold around the USA.
The bracket is held to the bottom of the washer will three screws. The two wires on the drain motor are plug and play type.
Tipping the washer back has worked best for me. If you don’t want to remove the water hoses, you can tip it back enough to look under and verify that this is what is going on.
This repair is actually very straight forward. If you have questions about your Samsung washer leaking, leave a comment below, or sign up for our free Samsung washer repair forum and I can walk through a few more steps with you to determine exactly why your Samsung top load washer is leaking.