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Refrigerator Leaking Water

Is your refrigerator leaking water? That can be a real problem. Water will damage floors really quickly, especially wood floors. And there are those times that a refrigerator will leak a lot of water and get into the basement or crawl space.

There are a few things that can cause your refrigerator to leak water. Contrary to what one may think; is that a refrigerator can leak water even if there is none plumbed to it! Below is a list of a few things you can check before calling your appliance repairman.

  • Many times the defrost water will leak. If you have a side by side or a bottom mount freezer/refrigerator you will find this leak on the floor in front of the freezer. If your freezer is on top of the refrigerator your will find this leaking into the fresh food area below. 
  • Another place a refrigerator/freezer can leak is from the condensate pan. That's where the defrost water goes. This pan is located in different places depending on the brand and model refrigerator you have, but it is always on the bottom of the appliance.
  • If you have an icemaker and or water through the door, then that can leak from a couple different areas. The fill tube for the icemaker can freeze and cause water to back up and leak on the floor. The icemaker itself can also leak. It will leak sometimes from a seal or the water can splash over the icemaker leaving hard water deposits to insure it will continue to leak.
  • And of course the water line to the refrigerator can leak. And the water tubing throughout the refrigerator can leak as well.

For more on appliance repair tips check out our other blogs or call Trinity if you need a professional appliance repairman. We are here to help!