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If you noticed pools of water ending up on the floor underneath or next to your refrigerator, you undoubtedly want to find a way to have it cease as soon as possible. Water leaks indicate there is a problem that needs repair work. Here are some key spots to check over before contacting a refrigeration equipment repair service.
Check The Collection Bin For Cracks Or Tears
Underneath your refrigerator is a collection bin for excess moisture. This drip pan is safely nestled behind a panel and is easy to remove so you can dispose of water as needed. In most instances, water in this chamber evaporates, making it unnecessary to check it on a daily basis. If the bin becomes compromised due to excessive weight from water collection or simply from age, it may need to be replaced. Remove the front panel and slide the pan out for inspection. If there are torn portions or cracks in the bin, contact a refrigerator supply store to inquire about a replacement. For a quick fix, use caulk on any marred areas and allow it to dry completely before reinserting the bin under the unit. Do not wait too long, however, to acquire a new one as this is just a temporary measure.
Determine Whether Your Unit Needs To Be Moved
Your refrigerator does not need to be completely level. In fact, it is best that the front portion is about a quarter to half-inch higher than the back of the unit. This minimizes the strain placed upon the condenser, helping to keep the refrigerator from running excessively. If your refrigerator is not level, or if the front portion is not lifted slightly, the constant running of the machine can cause a buildup of moisture from the coils of the condenser. This, in turn, can lead to pooling water underneath the back part of your refrigerator. Check that your refrigerator's front is slightly higher than the back with a level. If it is not, use shims to lift the front as necessary. This can stop leaking.
Evaluate The Condition Of The Gaskets
The door to your unit provides a tight seal so the interior remains cool. If the gasket located on your unit's door is not up to par, there is a possibility of heat getting inside of the unit. This could cause leaking to occur, especially if the gasket is compromised on the freezer portion. Open and close each door to test the seal provided by each gasket. If a door swings open and does not feel as if it shuts tightly, replace the gasket.Share
12 April 2021