Most of the time, when a refrigerator is leaking, it is still able to keep your food cold. Because of this, many people just ignore the leak and hope that it will just stop, but that is not the case. Even though the refrigerator will still keep your food cold, it is likely that the leak will cause everything in the refrigerator to get wet. Even worse, water can start leaking onto the floor of your home.
Because the refrigerator is still working, you may figure you will try and save yourself some money and not call for refrigerator repair. Eventually, the leak will get worse and can cause a lot of other issues. Whether you like it or not, the leak is going to continue. In this case, it’s best to hire our appliance repair service for assistance.
WHERE IS THE REFRIGERATOR LEAKING FROM?
There are a number of places where a leak can come from in a refrigerator. A leak that is coming from the back of the appliance could be a result of a broken ice maker water valve. A broken water line can also be causing the leak as well. If you are able to determine where the leak is coming from, you may be able to figure out what is broken and needs to be repaired.
There are leaks that can happen both inside the refrigerator and outside onto the floor. A leak inside the refrigerator is indicative of a defrost drain that has become clogged or has frozen up. It is a common problem to happen because of all the condensation that a refrigerator produces. The manual can be a useful resource in dealing with this problem yourself. Some warm water poured over the drain is an easy way to solve this problem.
If you are unable to take care of this yourself, if you cannot locate the defrost drain, or if you are someone who doesn’t feel comfortable handling it yourself, a trained technician will be your best resource. You will want to contact them as soon as possible so that the leak doesn’t get worse and so that the food in the refrigerator doesn’t get ruined.
THE ICE MAKER
The ice maker on your refrigerator is one of those things that makes things much easier. As great as it is, it is also something that can cause the refrigerator to leak. One of the things that you should do is go through and make sure all of the connections are good. If the lines that bring water to the ice maker are wearing away, it will cause water to leak inside of the refrigerator.
THE DRAIN PAN
One of the ways that a refrigerator will leak water is out onto the floor in front of it. When your refrigerator is leaking onto the floor in front, the most likely cause is a damaged or misaligned drain pan, or a clogged drain tube. You will want to take a look at the drain pan and you may be able to see if the drain pan needs to be adjusted. You can also pull the pan out to see whether it is broken or damaged in some way. If it is broken, you can call the manufacturer so that they can send you a new one.
BEWARE OF SAFETY ISSUES
In order to avoid any safety issues caused by leaking water, you are going to want to address the problem as soon as possible. When water leaks onto the floor, it can easily cause trips or falls for people who don’t realize the water is there. Also, depending on what is near the refrigerator, it can also pose the risk of electric shocks.