Why Is My Fridge Freezer Leaking Water?


You head to your refrigerator for a cool drink of water only to find that there is water around the bottom of the appliance. It appears to be coming from the fridge freezer, but what could be causing this mess? Fortunately, many of the issues related to a leaking fridge freezer are relatively easy to resolve with a little know-how. 


Here are some of the leading challenges you may be facing if your fridge freezer is leaking water. Evaluate your appliance today to see what could be causing your leak. 


Ice Maker Difficulties

One of the most common reasons a fridge freezer will leak is because of issues with the ice maker. This area of the freezer has many things that could potentially go wrong with it. If you suspect that it could be the culprit of your puddle of water, there are a few things you should consider checking: 


First and foremost, check the water supply line to see if it has come loose. This is a relatively easy fix as it just needs to be tightened. When the water supply line is already tight, you should inspect the hose for any kinks or cracks that may result in leaking water. The hose is a relatively easy fix if this is the case. You should also inspect all of the seals around the ice maker to ensure that they are in good condition. 


Clogged Drain Hole

The drain hole is sometimes also referred to as the defrost hole. It is the only method your fridge freezer has of draining water. A crowded freezer or spilled food can result in a clogged drain hole that results in water leaking from the fridge into other areas. 


Fortunately, this is often a quick fix as well. Simply wash out the drain hole using warm water and a pipe cleaner. If you aren’t sure how to go about doing so, call in professionals to prevent damage to your freezer. 


Drain Pan Cracks

Most fridge freezers have a drain pan at the bottom that collects water. Occasionally, your fridge freezer may start leaking from the bottom of the appliance. When this is the case, you should inspect the drain pan first for any type of crack or leak. It may need to be replaced with a new drain pan to prevent future leaks. 


Needs To Be Leveled

Take a level to your refrigerator and make sure that it is even. You may have some inconsistencies in your subfloor that cause your refrigerator to tilt forward. This uneven tilt can result in a poor seal and improper drainage. Be sure to adjust the front legs to make your fridge stand level if you notice leaking water. 


Contact The Professionals

If you notice water pooling around your fridge, you need to take action. Contact the professionals at Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair to see how we can help you fix your appliance. Click here to learn more about the services we offer!