Sometimes, as you might have noticed, the floor around your fridge collects a puddle of water and you fail to understand how it happened. Fridge leaking is not a problem unheard of. In fact, it is a quite popular defect and can lead to many hazards. Fridge leaking is a serious problem and here are a few reasons explaining why they happen.
1. WHEN THE DEFROST DRAIN IS CLOGGED
If the water is leaking in your fridge, it means you have a clogged defrost drain. Since the freezers are constantly condescending, the excess water runs through the defrost drain to the drain pan located under the fridge. This small drain can get blocked due to particles of food and ice. Inspect the drain for any debris of other sort of clogs and try flushing them with warm water.
- WHEN THE WATER-VALVE OR PIPE FAILS:
First, unplug your fridge and pull it away from the water to avoid any electrical mishap. Then, check if the water line is wet from the joints or if the water is running down. Also, check where the water is dripping from. You might need to replace a solenoid switch which controls the water valve. Investigate holes or wet areas that should have otherwise been dry. Make sure that the water is not directly leaking on the floor. Use a technician’s help to fix the problem.
- WHEN THE FILTER HAS DEFAULTS
A water filter is supposed to be replaced in every seven months. If there is any poor connection between the filter and the supply line due to incorrect size or installation or due to the use of filters of wrong models or with cracks, it can lead to water leaks. Go through the instructions provided in the manual and try to replace the filter with model as recommended by the manufacturer. Do not spend your time and money in purchasing an unmatched filter no matter how less it costs. If the problem fails to resolve, hire a licensed technicians to scrutinize the problem and repair it.
4. WHEN THE DOOR SEAL FAILS TO WORK
If the door seal fails at working, the water leak happens because of excess condensation. The condensation is built-up on the coils that cause the water leak on the floor. Wash with lukewarm, soapy water that will remove any dirt or residue. Also, lean your fridge a little backward sometimes, the door fails to seal due to the fridge leaning forward. Examine the bolts on the door and if they are tightly held in place. If your door needs replacement, hire a technician to do so.
5. WHEN THE ICE-MAKER TUBES ARE DAMAGED
When the water-line to the ice-maker becomes loose, it causes water leakage. Mostly, cracks in seals and plastic hoses cause this type of problem. At the back of your fridge, observe the length of the water line that goes into the ice-makers and if any of the connections have moisture on them. Tighten the connections and if that does not resolve the problem, consult a technician