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Refrigerator Leaking Water

The part (s) or condition (s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator leaking water are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur

Cause 1 – Refrigerator defrost drain clogged or frozen

If the refrigerator defrost drain is clogged or frozen, water will fill the defrost drain and spill to the end of the compartment eventually spilling on to the floor. Check the defrost drain to determine if it’s obstructed or frozen. If the defrost drain is frozen, remove the ice; and clean the drain with hot water to make sure it’s free of residues.

Cause 2 – Water Tank assembly

Inspect the water tank assembly in search of leaks, bear in mind the leak may be very small and hard to find. If you find a leak, replace the tank. Do not try to repair the water tank; glue does not adhere properly to the plastic on the tank.

Cause 3 – Water inlet valve

The water inlet valve supplies water to the dispenser and the ice machine. If the inlet valve is cracked or has a loosen element; water will escape the inlet valve. Inspect the water inlet valve in search for cracks, and make sure that it is properly attach to the water supply line.

Cause 4 – Water filter carcass

Inspect the water filter carcass in search for leaks. If any is found, replace the carcass.

Cause 5 – Water filter head

The head on the water filter may be cracked or the seal may be broken or missing. Inspect the water filter head for defects, and make sure that the filter is properly in place. If there are any cracks in the water filter head, replace it. If the filter seal is missing or broken replace it.

Cause 6 – Drain Tray

Refrigerators with automatic defrosting systems are equipped with a drain tray. The tray collects the water melted from the evaporator coils. To evaporate the water in the drain tray, the condenser fan blows heated air from the condenser coils to the top side of the drain tray. Because the ventilator in the condenser evaporates water on the drain tray, there is no need to empty the drain tray. However, if the drain tray is cracked it will leak as the defrost cycle is running. Inspect the tray for cracks, If the drain tray is cracked, replace it.

Cause 7 – Water filter

It is possible the water filter in not properly placed in the filter carcass. If the water filter is not properly placed, water from the filter may leak. Remove and re install the filter to make sure that it is properly installed.


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2 thoughts on “Refrigerator Leaking Water

  1. It turns out there´s plenty you can do to deal with leaking water issues with you refrigerator without resorting to a technician. Start by checking if the drain is clogged with ice or other… Hopefully, it´s ice. Then, there are a number of leaking possibilities you´ll need to check out. Inspect the inlet valve, the water tank, the water filter carcass and head. All of those may contain crack or fissures causing the leakage. Finally, there could be a chance your water filter isn´t correctly placed in the carcass so it spills. For all these repairs, you will mainly need specific pieces to replace the broken ones and a go for it attitude. If you do encounter filth —as is most likely to happen, since it appears to be the number one cause for water leaking— a pair of gloves is really all you need to do the job. I would also recommend you be in the lookout for small leakages, they are the most common ones. If you finally find one, don´t attempt to fix it with Superglue, it will not work on that plastic, and you´ll probably have to crouch again to replace the piece.

    Sindy Rivery

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