Refrigerator leaks water?
If your fridge has suddenly started to leak water, there are several things you can do to identify the issue before giving fridge repairs in Vancouver a call.
Here are some common reasons why your fridge can start leaking water.
Many people believe that their refrigerator should be perfectly aligned with the floor. Unfortunately, that is not the case. For your fridge to be properly positioned, it needs to be tilted slightly backward. It would help if you did this because this position is optimal for the coolant to run efficiently and for the door to swing shut automatically. In addition, it will help if you keep your fridge at least a quarter of an inch closer to the floor.
Your fridge is Not Aligned Properly.
Damaged Drain Pan
Fridges always leak some water, but it’s not supposed to flow out. Instead, it is automatically collected in a pan under the fridge. It evaporates on its own and does not get on your floors. This pan is not likely to be cracked or have holes, but water leaks can occur.
You can check for yourself by removing the kick plate or grille from under the fridge, finding the pan under the fridge, and pulling it out. Then, thoroughly examine the pan for damage. You can get it replaced by the hardware store or the manufacturer if it is. If you are still unable to fix it, give us a call.
You can find an opening inside your freezer compartment, along the back wall. This part of the fridge lets humid air out. However, this drain can be blocked for numerous reasons; items in the fridge can block the air path, or debris can clog the line. This will cause the condenser coils to wear out and start dripping water.
The first thing you need to do is locate the drain and remove any obstacles in its path. If you still see leaking water, unplug your freezer and remove the cap from the drain. You can also try squirting some warm water down the drain to unclog it. If the problem still does not get fixed, give us a call.