Don’t you love walking into your kitchen in the morning to step into puddles of water coming from your fridge? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Since they don’t just go away on their own, you’d have the right idea in calling a refrigerator repair technician to come fix any leaks you have. But there’s no reason you can’t get a head start on figuring out what’s causing the problem yourself. Here’s how you can fix your leaking fridge.
How to Fix Your Leaking Fridge
Check the Seal
Sometimes leaks aren’t actually leaks at all. Sometimes it’s just excessive condensation caused by a problem with your fridge’s seal. Check to see if the gasket is damaged and letting air out of your unit. If it is, you’ll need to replace it.
Check the Defrost Drain
If you’re finding leaks inside your refrigerator, you probably have a clogged defrost drain. If you notice your defrost drain is frozen shut, you’ll need to inundate it with warm water to melt the ice and flush out the pipe.
Check Your Drain Pan
If your refrigerator is leaking on the outside, you may have a damaged drain pan. If that’s the case, water will spill out of the pan during the defrost process and out onto your kitchen floor. You’ll need to replace the pan as soon as you can to fix the problem.
Check Your Ice Maker
While it’s not as common, leaks can sometimes be the result of water coming from your ice maker. Check the water line and tighten all the connections to stop and prevent leaks.
If you still can’t figure out how to fix your leaking fridge, contact the professionals at Speedy Subzero Repairs. We’ve been providing Long Island homes with quality refrigerator repair services for 75 years. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.