The Fridge is Leaking Water
Is you fridge leaking water? This can be caused by a few different problems. Check out the 7 most common problems and their solutions below. They are all relatively cheap and don’t require too much fridge repair experience in order to do them.
Why the Fridge is Leaking Water
1. The defrost drain is clogged.
If the fridge is leaking water it is possible that the defrost drain is clogged. If the defrost drain is clogged with ice or debris the water will drip over the side and accumulate at the bottom of the fridge. If enough water spills over, it is possible that it can overflow and spill onto the ground. Check out the following guide to find out how to fix this problem.
2. The water tank is broken.
If the fridge is leaking water still, the problem may be that the water tank is leaking. Keep in mind that the water in the tank is not under pressure so it may be difficult to find the leak. The water tank is usually located behind the crisper drawer. Check out the following guide to find out how to replace the water tank.
3. The water inlet valve is broken.
If the fridge is still leaking water, the water inlet valve may be loose or broken. The water valve requires at least 20 psi in order to function properly. If the water pressure is good and the water valve still does not shut off properly, you should replace the water inlet valve. Check out the guide below to find out how to replace the water inlet valve.
4. The water filter head is broken.
Check the water filter head to make sure that the seal is in good shape. If it is cracked or torn, it can cause a leak.
5. The drain pan is broken.
If the fridge is leaking water, the drain pan may be broken or cracked. The drain pan is located at the bottom of the fridge. When the fridge is defrosting, the water is dripped down from the evaporator and deposited in the drain pan. The hot air from the condenser coils is then blown over the water to evaporate it. If the pan if broken and leaking, the water will spill out before it can evaporate.
Check out this handy guide to see how to replace the drain pan.
6. The water filter is not installed correctly.
Make sure to check that the water filter is properly installed. If it is loose or ill fitting, it can leak water. Try uninstalling it and re-installing it, making sure that it fits snugly and properly.