Why Is My Refrigerator Leaking Water?

It’s never pleasant to discover a water puddle in the front of your fridge. Besides the dangers of causing electric shock, damaging the floor, and causing a slipping hazard, a leaky fridge signifies a serious malfunction. The following are some of the causes of a leaking refrigerator. Door Seal Failure Excess condensation from a poorly sealed refrigerator door could cause water puddles beneath the appliance. Compromised rubber door seals force the refrigerator to run constantly. Consequently, you will notice condensation buildup on the fridge coils. This will ultimately leak water from the door to the floor beneath your refrigerator. Clogged Defrost Drain Refrigerators with an auto-defrost feature have a drain line extending to a drip pan underneath them to drain away water created by defrosting. Water then evaporates from the drip pan. Water drips beneath or behind the fridge if the drain line is clogged, missing the collection pan. That could explain the water puddles at the front of your fridge. Unfortunately, it can damage your floors or the wall behind the appliance. The cause is not obvious because it only happens during the defrost cycle. Water Filter Connection Most refrigerators use a water filter that wears out over time,...

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Spring Breeze

The Northern Air Breeze Spring 2016 Celebrating 25 Years 1991-2016 Volume 1, Number 1 In This Issue Greetings Radon Water Softeners Water Heaters Sump Pumps Thermostats Maintenance Checklist Related Websites Radon Information www.mn-radon.info Water Softeners www.northstarconditioning.com Water Heaters www.navien.com www.aosmith.com Sump Pumps www.hydromatic.com Thermostats www.carrier.com www.honeywell.com Contact Us www.northernairplumbing.com www.facebook.com/ northernairaitkin info@northerairplumbing.com (218) 927-6828 Plumbing Tips To see if you have a leak in your toilet, simply put 5 drops of food coloring into your toilet tank and wait 30 minutes. You have a leak if you see color in your bowl. If your kitchen sprayer gets caught on pipe valves when you pull it up, try wrapping it with ½” pipe insulation and tape if necessary. By installing energy-efficient showerheads and aerators, you can save over 4,200 gallons of hot water each year. Did You Know? If you wash clothes 3 times per week, you would use 3,000 more gallons of water each year with a top-load washing machine compared to a front-loading model. It is estimated that 10% of U.S. households have plumbing leaks that account for an average water loss each day of 90 gallons. Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March of each year to...

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