When a refrigerator leaks, it can cause major issues, especially if you're not sure what to do or how to determine where the leak is coming from. Let's take a look at the best way to handle a leaking fridge.
Over time, your pipes for your ice maker and water dispenser may degrade, developing cracks or coming loose. You'll want to make sure that these connections are secure and lined up appropriately. If any of them are punctured, you will want to replace them right away to prevent water damage and get your fridge back to working order quickly. This is a relatively quick and easy project that you can do yourself, but it does require speed to catch the issue in time.
The way your fridge is leaking can tell you a lot about where the issue is stemming from. For example, if there's water coming from the front of the fridge, that likely means the defrost drain line is clogged. This opening can become easily obstructed by food particles or ice, preventing water from draining into the pan. Use hot water to flush out the drain or use a piece of stiff wire to remove the blockage.
If the water is coming from the very bottom of the fridge, that indicates that your drain pan is positioned incorrectly or has a hole in it. A simple visual inspection can determine if there's any damage and should mitigate the problem. If you're not sure where the water is coming from, call in a plumbing expert. Your local Stamford Roto-Rooter plumbing professional has the tools and expertise to diagnose and fix a fridge leak quickly and effectively.