Sometimes it happens that your refrigerator, which was working properly, suddenly starts leaking from the bottom. A puddle of water formed around the chamber, located under the refrigerator. The refrigerator is not necessarily broken, maybe there was no light in the house for a long time. Only a professional diagnostics will determine the cause. It may not be the refrigerator that has leaked, but the plumbing.
Why is water leaking from the bottom of the refrigerator. Typical problems
If water accumulates under the refrigerator due to the breakdown of the appliance, there are several reasons:
- The compressor doesn’t work, the ice and food have melted;
- The fridge is working but the drainage hole in the chamber is clogged, the water flows down the front through the door seal and below;
- A block of ice has built up in the freezer, it squeezes out the door, water flows out through the seal;
- Water leaks from a bowl installed above the compressor or from a tube above it.
Each of these signs is the result of several causes.
The compressor can break, lose its capacity or run without refrigerant. But it can also fail to turn on if the control unit has failed. Cooling system failure is a common cause of water leaking from the bottom of the refrigerator – melting ice.
In refrigerators with a drip system of defrosting, the water is drained through a special contour downwards. But often, the hole is clogged or the tube is clogged, overfrozen. Having filled the recesses, water will seep through the door seal and accumulate under the refrigerator. At the same time, the puddle left in the chamber will freeze, but at the door on the warm contour, the ice will thaw and flow down.
The No Frost system in the freezer compartment has a drain behind the panel. If evaporator frosting is too big or defrosting system does not work well, the ice is formed behind the panel. Water enters the freezer, freezing blocks. Near the door, the ice melts and water accumulates under the refrigerator.
The biggest nuisance that causes water to appear under your refrigerator is considered to be a malfunction of the heat sink circuit.
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