A refrigerator is one of the most essential items in your home and it becomes a real burden if it’s not working well. Finding water leaking all over the floor from the fridge is more irritating than you think. Water leaking from under the fridge isn’t a good sign and it’s dangerous to everyone at home because it makes the kitchen floor slippery hence causing accidents and structural damage to your home. If you notice water leaking from under your fridge, you need to address the problem as soon as possible to avoid further damages.
The following are the reasons as why your refrigerator is leaking;
- Blocked defrost drain.
This occurs when food particles or debris clog the drain hose which makes the ice escalate hence water leaking out of the refrigerator.
- Damaged drain pan.
A drain pan is underneath your refrigerator, it collects water flowing from the evaporator fins. If a drain pan has a crack or damage, the collected water may leak on the floor from the refrigerator.
- Open fridge door
Leaving your refrigerator door open for too long makes water flow from the fridge.
- Frozen water supply line.
Refrigerators that have ice makers or water dispensers often have a water line that feeds them. If the line gets clogged or frozen it may cause the fridge to leak.
- Improper water filter installation.
If a water filter and water supply line are not connected properly, it will cause water leakage from the fridge. The filter may be the wrong size or installed poorly
The following are possible solutions to water leakage from a fridge
- Cleaning the drain hole. Over time the drain hole gets clogged by food particles and debris leading to leakage. Push a pipe cleaner through the tubes and clean it thoroughly.
- Replace the water supply line if it’s damaged or broken.
- Remove and replace the water filter in case it is not damaged. Install the one specified for the refrigerator
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