A fridge is one of the most important appliances in a household as it keeps food from spoiling. So, when a fridge starts leaking, it can be a cause for concern for many homeowners. Here are some main causes and some easy ways to identify them!
Is Your Drain Line Clogged?
One of the most common causes of a leaking fridge is a clogged or blocked drain line. The drain line is responsible for carrying away condensation from the fridge, and if it becomes clogged, that condensation will have nowhere to go but out onto your floor. To clean a clogged or blocked drain line, start by unplugging your fridge and removing the contents of your unit. Next, locate the drain line. You can usually find your drain line at the back of your refrigerator. Once you’ve identified the drain line, carefully remove any gunk or debris that may be causing the blockage. Once you’ve cleared the blockage, reattach the drain line and turn your fridge back on.
Faulty Door Seal
Another common cause of fridge leaks is a faulty door seal. The door seal is responsible for keeping cold air in and warm air out, so if it’s not functioning properly, your fridge can leak cold air and fluids onto the floor. A good trick to test whether or not your door seal is the problem, place a piece of paper in front of the closed fridge door. If you can pull the paper out easily, then the door seal needs to be replaced and we’d highly recommend contacting us and getting our licenced and experienced technicians to assess and fix the problem.
What Else Can I Do?
If your fridge is leaking, it’s important not to panic! In most cases, leaks can be easily fixed with a little troubleshooting. If you feel like you’ve exhausted all of your options and are unable to do anything else let the professionals take care of it for you. When your fridge lets you down, you do not necessarily need to buy a new one. Professional fridge repairs by Max Appliance Repair will extend the life of your fridge and save you money in the long run. Call us at (647) 477-0946 for speedy assistance throughout the Toronto area.
This video is only for educational purposes. If you need professional assistance, please contact Max Appliance Repair directly.