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bisimpson

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Fridge leak
« on: May 13, 2019, 09:33:15 AM »
I have a slow dribble of water running down the back of the inside of the fridge. It comes down the back wall and pools at the bottom of the inside fridge. We just put a towel at the bottom and replace it once a week or so.

I can't find the source, but it looks like it's coming down from the freezer. I tried turning up the temperature and that seemed to work for a day or so. Any thoughts?

I'd like to be able to fix this myself. If I can't, I'd like to determine if this is fixable. Is it worth a service call or looking for a replacement?

Thank you all.

Smokystache

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Re: Fridge leak
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 09:34:30 AM »
Do you have an ice maker/water station built into the fridge?

bisimpson

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Re: Fridge leak
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 01:13:44 PM »
Yes, there's an ice maker in the freezer. No water station though.

May2030

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Re: Fridge leak
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 01:43:24 PM »
Make sure your door is closing and sealing properly. If there is a gap it letís air in and water condenses inside from the air. The feet had screwed themselves up on my fridge so it was twisted and the door was not sealing. I assume slight vibration from the compressor. Have also had it from a broken hinge.

jpdx

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Re: Fridge leak
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 04:09:59 PM »
You need to determine if the source of the water is from the ice maker water supply or from the condensation drain.

If there is a valve for your fridge water supply, turn it off and see if the leak goes away. If it doesn't go away, a likely cause is a clogged or leaking condensation drain tube. The tube runs from the freezer down to a drain pan on the bottom.