Water leak in refrigerator?
I read the previous post about unblocking a water draining tube from freezer. I can't find any tube to unblock! Where do I look? I looked on the back, inside, etc. Also vacuumed underneath and behind. Thanks.
Clogged or Freezing Defrost Drain
If the refrigerator is leaking water it's possible that the refrigerator has a clogged or freezing defrost drain. If the defrost drain freezes the defrost water will overflow the drain and drip down to the bottom of the compartment, If enough water accumulates in the bottom it can run out onto the floor. Thaw any ice that is clogging the drain. Make sure the drain is clear by flushing it with a turkey baster and HOT water.
Water Tank Assembly
If the refrigerator is leaking water the water tank assembly may have sprung a leak. Check the water tank assembly while it's still in the refrigerator to see if the leak can be found. Keep in mind that the tank is not under pressure, it only holds water at a very low pressure and so the leak might be very small and hard to find. The tank can sometimes be made up of coiled tubing and is usually located behind the crisper drawers, behind a panel in the refrigerator section. If a leak is discovered, replace it. The plastic they use for the tank doesn't accept glue very well.
Water Inlet Valve
If the refrigerator is leaking water the water valve may be cracked or have a loose fitting. The water inlet valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to shut off properly. If the water inlet valve does not shut off properly and the water pressure is good, replace the water inlet valve.
Water Filter Housing
If the refrigerator is leaking water the water filter housing might be cracked or broken. Inspect the housing thoroughly and replace it if any cracks are found.
Water Filter Head
If the refrigerator is leaking water the water filter head might be cracked or the seal might be torn or missing. Check the water filter housing carefully for any damage or defects.
If the refrigerator is leaking water the drain pan might be cracked. All self-defrosting refrigerators have a drain pan. The drain pan is underneath the refrigerator or near the compressor. When the refrigerator goes into the defrost cycle the frost and ice that is melted off of the evaporator coils flows down a small tube and into the drain pan below. The condenser fan blows warm air from the condenser coils across the top of the drain pan to evaporate the water quickly and so the drain pan never has to be emptied. However, if it cracks, the water from the defrost cycle will spill out of the pan onto the floor.
If the refrigerator is leaking water the water filter might not be installed correctly. Remove and reinstall the filter to be sure it's seated properly.
You will have to locate the evaporator coils inside the fridge. In a side by side, they are probably in the bottom. You will have to remove some plastic parts to get to the coils. Under the coils is a drip tray which catches the water when the fridge goes into the defrost cycle. In the drip tray, there is a small drain hole; about 1/4 inch diameter or less. The drain hole can be difficult to find, but trust me it's there. Use a turkey baster with HOT water to melt the accumulated ice inside the drain tube. You can also use a hair drier; just be careful not to damage any plastic parts.
Hope this helps.
I had this problem recurring several times with a GE fridge
I finally solved it by attaching an inverted L shape piece of 3/16" copper tubing into the drain hole,
The longer side of the L has to be long enough to be placed 1-1/2 -2" inch inside the drain tube.
The short end of the copper L tube, about 1-3/4" long I attached it firmly to the heating element that do the defrosting with a small screw clamp.
It has not leaked ever since. The copper tube will get warm and melt any ice trying to enter the drain hole.
It is a $5 fix
Hi @ HAZEM M IBRAHIM,
What is the model number of the refrigerator?
If there is no water connected to the refrigerator (some have water dispenser only, not both water and ice), check that the freezer drain hose empties into the evaporator pan under the refrigerator and not onto the floor or that the pan is not full to overflowing. Some fridges have a heater in the pan to help evaporate the water, others just use natural evaporation as they perform the auto defrost cycle more often so there is less water to evaporate.
The water is the meltwater from the ice that is melted by the auto defrost cycle in the freezer.
Water pours out of my refirgerator when i take the filter out to change it. What's wrong and how can I fix it?
I have a GE side by side with water\ice dispenser on the door. The tube on the water dispenser started dripping which fills up the catch tray and drips down the front of frig. i have tried everything . . . how do I get it to stop leaking? I can not even find the source of the leak. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
I bought two thermometers and found my refrigerator was set near the coldest setting while the freezer was perfect. I raised the temperature to about 1/2 way between coldest and warmest safe temperatures by moving the thermostat a small amount each day until the refrigerator was safe, but warmer by a few degrees. I also removed the baffles in the freezer and made a copper wire to go into the drain. I also changed out two parts, but I believe the problem was the temperature settings and nothing else.
I have a top freezer fridgedaire less than a year old. No ice maker. No water dispenser. It's in a seasonal rental so not full of food. There's always a small puddle on first shelf of fridge. Like a slow drip. How do I get that to stop?
If it is a frost free fridge, there must be some 1/2" pipe coming out of the back of the refrigerator that must be clogged. Follow the instructions to unclog the pipe . by taking out the plastic case of the top freezer
my refrigerator model LMX25984ST/00 IS LEAKING WATER I CHANGE THE WATER VALVES AND STILL THE SAME PROBLEM WHEN I CLOSE THE DOOR IT STARTS LEACKING AGAIN ..., ANY IDEAS WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?
I have a Frigidare stainless side by side with water/ice dispenser. It's only 6yrs old.
I am on my second FAILED ice maker and just recently it started leaking at the front on the right/fridge side. I have no clue what this could be that's leaking in the front.
I have a,kenmore plain jane,refrigator,and it's leaking water out on my floor and it's under the drain pan what can I do to stop it
Could be a blockage in the drainage system this i found out there was some sort sealant, putty which had fallen off and clog up the drainage. Tried everything in the end service company which we have used before http://www.agsrefrigeration.co.uk sent a engineer out who unclogged it for us and found the source of the problem which was the sealant.
Any tried to use table salt and a hair dryer in the drain hole?
Here’s Follows What To Do:
1. Have a technicians tip the fridge slightly back so you can get under it.
2. Unscrew the front legs a couple turns to raise them. (Don’t take them off, though.)
3. Put the refrigerator down.
4. Use a level on the front edge of the refrigerator to make sure the legs are even.
5. Partially open the door and walk away. It should close by itself now.