Your refrigerator is always on and running every day. As one of the most important appliances in your kitchen, you need to make sure everything is running well. It’s an appliance that’s built to last, and over the years, some minor issues tend to crop up. The most common issues are usually easy to fix. Today, we’re going to talk to you about how to fix a leaking fridge the easy way. Read on to see what usually causes this issue and how to address it.
Check The Defrost Drain
As your refrigerator manages the temperature, water drips down into the defrost drain. If the drain is blocked off by any debris or packaging, this makes water build up and leads to potential leaking under the fridge. The defrost drain is often located in the back of the fridge, and it can become clogged. If the defrost drain is clogged, you’ll want to unclog it as soon as possible to prevent any leaking or pooling. So, empty out your freezer and locate the defrost drain. Typically, there’s a plastic cover that needs to be removed to access it. If there is debris down in the drain, pour some warm water down it to clear out any debris. Sometimes, it’s as simple as a bag of peas blocking the drain. If pouring water down the drain doesn’t help, you may need to call a drain cleaning expert.
Leaking Water Supply Line
The refrigerator has a water supply line that feeds water into the filter and to the ice maker. To check the supply line, unplug the refrigerator and cut off the water supply. Once that’s done, use a paper towel and flashlight to notice any leaking. If you see any dripping water, you may need to replace the line. A leak at the connection will need to simply tightened. If there is one elsewhere, you should grab a new line.
Is The Fridge Level?
This is probably the easiest fix out of all three of these. If you just got a new fridge or your fridge is older, it may not be level. The best way to check this is by placing a level in the bottom of the fridge. If you need to adjust it, you’ll probably need to pull it away from the wall and unplug it. Consult your refrigerator manufacturer’s manual for instructions.
Now you know how to fix a leaking fridge!
Call The Pros
So, you’ve checked all of these things and can’t seem to nail down what the issue is. At Drain Express, we are drain cleaning and plumbing experts who are here for you every step of the way. Whether it’s a leaky fridge or a busted sewer line, we can handle it all. Give us a call today to get on the schedule!