Why Is Water Pooling in My Refrigerator?

Have you ever gone to get something out of your refrigerator only to see a pool of water sitting in or under your crisper drawer? While it may seem like just a mess you have to clean up, it could mean your refrigerator needs a repair. If you notice water pooling, you probably have an issue with your defrost drain or tube. 

What’s Wrong with the Defrost Tube?

Every time your refrigerator runs its defrost cycle, excess water collects in the tube and goes through the drain down to the condenser pan to be evaporated back into the air. This process ensures that your fridge doesn’t get any frost buildup. Sometimes, food debris or ice can clog the valves, the collection cup, or the drain tub itself, resulting in pooling water on the bottom of your refrigerator.

How Do I Fix This?

In order to fix this problem, you would need to flush out the drain in your fridge. This involves moving your fridge and locating the drain tube to start. You also may end up having to remove the back panel or kick plate of your refrigerator to find the tube.  Moving your fridge isn’t always safe –  especially if you’re doing it on your own – which is all the more reason to call the professionals at Speedy for help.

If your drain pipe isn’t the problem, you could also have a cracked or damaged drain pan that is spilling water onto your floor. Since this is a more serious problem, you’ll want to have the pan replaced right away.

The professionals at Speedy Sub Zero Repairs can get you drain tube defrosted or drain pan replaced the same day you call us — we even offer service within the hour! We have over 75 years of refrigerator and freezer repair experience, so call us today for more information or to schedule a service at 866-782-9376.

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