FRIDGE LEAKING WATER

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HOW TO FIX A LEAKY REFRIGERATOR?

Finding a pool of water inside or outside of your refrigerator door is never a welcome site. Let us show you three common reasons for a fridge that is leaking water. From there we will walk you through three simple solutions to remedy the problem quickly.

If you find these fixes are more than you want to tackle on your own, our expert technicians can come to your location to diagnose all the systems of your leaking fridge. They have the knowledge and parts on hand to find the problem and then fix it on the spot.

Refrigerator Leaking Water

Having a refrigerator leaking water on the floor can be a nuisance but chances are that the problem can be easily solved. Below are some common reasons why this issue may occur and how you can quickly and easily solve it.

Refrigerator that is not level

Water in a refrigerator is often a result of condensation. This condensation is meant to flow into a drain hole in the bottom of the fridge where it collects in a drip pan to evaporate.

If you refrigerator is not level, like because a wood or tile floor in your kitchen is not level, the condensation may run out of the fridge instead of into the drain hole. 

Water Inlet Valve Leak

If your unit has an ice maker in the freezer, then it also has a water line that connects to the back of the refrigerator. If this line becomes loose or damaged, it can be the cause of water leaks from your refrigerator repair.

While this may seem like a simple issue, the solution involves pulling out the refrigerator and then inspecting and possibly repairing the parts in question. 

Clogged drain hole

Another issue that can occur is that the drain hole becomes clogged with food particles and dirt. When this occurs you will most likely notice your refrigerator leaking water inside of the unit.

While this is something that users can do on their own, this process involves delicate parts like the drain tube and also involves accessing and possibly removing the drain pan to check the results. 

How to Fix a Leaky Refrigerator

The reasons that you may find water under a refrigerator are fairly simple and fortunately the solutions are pretty simple as well. So now that you know some of the reasons you may find your refrigerator leaking, let us show you some fixes for these issues.

Level the refrigerator

If you suspect that your water leakage from your refrigerator is due to the unit not being level it is time to re-level the fridge. This will involve lifting the fridge, spinning the rubber feet to adjust the height of each, and checking the results with a leveling tool.

While this is certainly something you can do on your own, trying to tip and hold a heavy refrigerator is not something an average user should try on their own. Instead let the professionals at MAAR24 do this job for you.

Check the inlet valve

To check the valve simply pull the refrigerator away from the wall and find the water line and valve on the back of the unit. If a leak is not immediately apparent, try laying paper towels below the unit to see where water leak from the refrigerator is coming from.

Unclog the drain

To clean the drain you need to run a pipe cleaner through the tube and then follow that with mild, soapy water to clean the tube and check for proper flow. For best results, you will need to access the drain pan at the bottom of the refrigerator to make sure water is draining properly.

This is something that you can do on your own, but trying to access the drain pan can be a little tricky. A better solution would be to let the pros at MAAR24 take care of this quickly and easily for you.

 

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