Refrigerator Leaking? Here’s What You Can Do

Fred's Appliance
January 29, 2017

When an appliance breaks down, especially in your kitchen, it can be a worrisome situation. Replacing it is often costly, and you probably need it to go about your everyday life. Especially refigerators can be troublesome, as you certainly don’t want to have to throw out all of the groceries you currently store in it until a repair or replacement can be completed. So what do you do if you find that your refrigerator is leaking? Here are 2 options for you.

1) Check Your Inlet Line

Another potential problem for drains could be the line that brings water into your refrigerator. This especially common if your refrigerator or freezer includes an ice maker. Inspect your line by checking for holes or cracks that could be responsible for the leak. If necessary replace it with a new line that you can get for little money at your local home improvement store.

This step is especially crucial if the leak continues after an initial fix. Old lines can break or crack, resulting in continuing damage that will only get worse over time. Fixing it the first time will save you quite a bit of headaches and hassle in the long haul.

2) Contact Professionals

Of course, your problems may run deeper than the above. And even if you think it may be your line or drain tubes, you may not feel comfortable enough testing whether that’s actually the case. Nothing is worse that feeling great about fixing an issue, only to have it pop up again right away.

When all else fails, don’t be afraid to give professional appliance repair companies a call. They deal with issues like this on a regular basis, and can often make space in their calendar to come in for a repair. It won’t be as quick as the options above, but you can rest easy knowing that the issue is fixed correctly and you will no longer have to worry about your fridge breaking again soon.

When your refrigerator is leaking, don’t despair. You probably won’t be able to function for too long before a fix, but that does not mean you have no options to get it fixed quickly and effectively. Several potential causes could be the underlying issue, and the above fixes can help you make sure that it’s taken care of before it becomes a serious problem.

And if you’re worried that you don’t have the know-how to take care of the issue yourself, contact us. We’d love to come in, take a look, and help you repair your leaking refrigerator efficiently and reliably.

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