A leak in the kitchen is an absolute nightmare. Thankfully, if it’s coming from your fridge freezer, it’s a pretty easy fix to solve. It’s usually a problem with the drain at the bottom of the appliance so you’ll just need to clear up the excess water and remove any blockages. In this guide, we’ll be on hand to help you out and get rid of that pesky leak.
The most common cause of a leaky fridge freezer is blocked drain tubes. Before you do anything, take any food out and turn off the appliance. Don’t worry, the food won’t need to be out for too long, but if you’ve got an ice chest or a cooler, put any frozen items in there. The drain cover is usually at the bottom or near the front of the appliance, so remove any drawers to get to the blockage. If the drain has frozen over, pour hot water to defrost it. Don’t use boiling water, though, as it might cause some damage. If something is stuck in the pipe, try using a stiff wire (like a clothes hanger) to remove the obstruction. Once you’ve cleared the tubes out, use towels to soak up any excess water and you’re good to go!
If you’re still having trouble, try checking the product manual. It’ll likely have more specific solutions for your model. If you can’t find it, or you still can’t fix the issue, try giving the manufacturer a call. They’ll be able to talk you through any further ideas. Check out the link below for a list of manufacturers’ numbers.
While there may be a couple of reasons why your fridge freezer is leaking water, one of the most common is due to blocked drain tubes. To help, we’ve put together this troubleshooting guide which includes step-by-step instructions on how to unblock your fridge freezer.
Most modern fridges have a drain hole located towards the back. This moves water to a pan under the fridge, where it’s evaporated by the heat of the fridge freezer.
If you keep noticing wet patches inside your fridge, it’ll probably be due to warmer air getting inside the appliance. Make sure you’re not keeping the fridge door open for too long and avoid putting warm food inside. Simple. If it’s still a problem, then you might need to check your door seals are still working effectively.
If you’re finding pools of water in your fridge, it might be because the drain hole is blocked. No need to worry though, this can easily be fixed, and we’ve even popped a step-by-step guide on this page. Your fridge freezer will be back to normal in no time.
Condensation in your fridge freezer is caused by warm air making its way inside. Fortunately, this can be solved pretty easily by making sure the door is fully closed and not putting warm food inside. However, if this problem carries on, then you may need to check your door seals.