How To Fix Leaking Fridges

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There are several reasons why you are experiencing leakage on your refrigerator. The good news is that you can fix such problems at home without the need for calling an appliance repair company. Here are some ideas and tips.

Ice Maker

The ice maker is at the back of the refrigerator. Locate it and check if there are leaks on the hose connected to the water line. If this is the reason your fridge is leaking, try to tighten it but do not over tighten as it will break or if it is broken replace it if necessary. If the problem is not solved, check the seal on the connection for tears or cracks, flat bends or damage of any kind.

Drain Pan

Sometimes your fridge may leak as a result of a faulty drain pan. Check the drain pan for damage for example tears and cracks. If this is the problem, you can replace the pan or take it to an appliance repair service to get it fixed.

Drain tubes

Your fridge can leak if the drain pipe is clogged. If this is the issue, remove the top part of the tube from the refrigerator and rinse it out in warm water. If you realize that some areas of the drain tubes are frozen, use a hair dryer to melt those frozen sections carefully and then wash it in warm water.

Water filter

Refrigerators come with water filters which have to be examined and checked on a regular basis. Locate them to examine if they drip water or have any leaks. If they are damaged, you need to replace them or take them for repair. Also, check their connection to confirm if they were fitted and tightened correctly.

Defrost Drain

Any blockage in the defrost drain will cause your fridge to leak as there is nowhere else for the defrosted water to go. If a blocked defrost drain is the one causing the problem, just remove it from the fridge and wash it out using hot water.

If you try all of these and still the leakage problem is not solved, contacting a reputable refrigerator repair, washer repair, dryer repair, washing machine repair and dishwasher repair service will help you in resolving the problem.

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