The refrigerator is flowing. Where does the water in the refrigerator come from?


The refrigerator is flowing. Where does the water in the refrigerator come from?

Let’s consider in order the main reasons for the appearance of water inside or outside the refrigerator, as well as possible sources of leakage. Please note that the reason depends on the type of your refrigerator: regular (drip defrost) or with the No-Frost system. For convenience, we have systematized the probable causes of water leaks by their external manifestations.

1. Water collects inside the refrigerator 2. Water flows from underneath the refrigerator 3. Water flows along the back wall 4. A puddle at the bottom. Door 5 is not closed properly. Water is flowing in the No-frost refrigerator.

Sources of water appearance and possible causes:

Water flows from underneath the refrigerator, inside the refrigerator is dry.

1. Water inside the refrigerator. Drainage clogged.

Drain hole In conventional refrigerators with a “crying evaporator”, the most common cause of water build-up and leakage is a clogged drain hole. The opening of the drainage channel is located in a special groove on the back wall at the bottom of the weeping evaporator. Over time, the drainage channel becomes clogged with food residues and other debris, preventing the formation of condensate from draining away, as a result of which water accumulates inside the refrigerator, under the lower drawers.

A clogged drainage channel can be cleaned independently by flushing the hole with water pressure using a rubber syringe.

2. Water flows from underneath the refrigerator. The drain tube has moved.

Drain pipe Check if there is water inside the refrigerator chambers. If the inside of the refrigerator is dry and there is no ice, while water accumulates at the bottom of the refrigerator, then the drainage pipe has probably shifted or a plastic tray designed to collect melt water during defrosting has burst. The plastic tray is located at the back of the refrigerator on the top cover of the compressor.

Most often, this happens after the refrigerator has been moved or transported. While moving, you could accidentally displace the tube or reservoir to collect water, as a result of which the water flows past the tray to the floor, forming a puddle under the refrigerator. To find the leak, move the refrigerator so that there is access from the back and check the position of the drain tube, as well as the integrity of the water collection tray.

3. Water flows down the back wall. Freon problems.

Water on the back wall During normal operation of the refrigerator, condensation periodically accumulates and freezes on the back wall, then thaws and flows into the drain hole. If sufficient freezing of the rear wall does not occur, and the wall is constantly wet, water literally flows along the rear wall, this indicates a problem in the cooling system. The malfunction is accompanied by an increased temperature in the refrigerator.

In this case, the cause of the malfunction is a freon leak; the services of a specialist will be required to troubleshoot the cooling system.

4. Loosely closed door. Worn door seal.

The door does not fit tightly Over the course of the operation of the refrigerator, the rubber seal is worn out and the door is skewed, as a result of which the door does not fit tightly to the seal, and cracks form at the junction. Warm air gets inside the refrigerator and causes strong condensation. Water condenses in the form of drops on the walls, ceiling, shelves, drawers.

A large amount of condensation is formed, which flows through the drainage channel into the tank for collecting melt water, the water can overflow it, as a result of which a puddle forms on the floor at the bottom of the refrigerator.