Why is my fridge leaking?
Has your fridge spouted a leak? Don't panic, it doesn't necessarily mean the end of its days, says Ad Casey from eSpares. Here's how to fix it
Rather than buying a whole new fridge, first find the source of the leak. Check the defrost drain. This is the small hole at the back of your fridge and its job is to drain the condensation created within the freezer compartment. If blocked – either by debris or ice – water will back up, begin to pool and start to leak. To clean the drain, use a cotton bud to dislodge any blockages. The water should then drain freely.
To check for cracks or holes in the drain pan, remove the front guard from your fridge and take out the drain pan. If you’re still unable to locate the cause of the leak, pull the fridge away from the wall and check the hose fittings at the back, tightening them if they're loose.
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