Why does my Frigidaire refrigerator leak water?

Why does my Frigidaire refrigerator leak water?

Water leakage typically comes from one of two problems. Cause 1: A blocked defrost drain is one of the most common causes. This happens when food particles or other debris clog up the drain hose, which can lead to ice buildup and, eventually, water leaking out of the freezer and refrigerator.

Why does my fridge leak at the bottom?

If your fridge has water pooling at the bottom, the defrost tube is your MOST likely suspect. Your defrost tube is what carries the water all the way down to the drain pan where it eventually evaporates. This tube can get clogged with ice or debris which leads to water backing up and leaking back into the fridge.

Is a leaking fridge dangerous?

If your refrigerator is leaking Freon slowly, it’s not usually an immediate health hazard. Freon is not a carcinogen, but it does have a cumulative effect over time. However, there are still certain risks that a leak poses that should be addressed quickly. Freon also becomes toxic when exposed to an open flame.

Is Freon toxic to breathe?

Freon is a tasteless, mostly odorless gas. When it is deeply inhaled, it can cut off vital oxygen to your cells and lungs. Limited exposure — for example, a spill on your skin or breathing near an open container — is only mildly harmful. However, you should try to avoid all contact with these types of chemicals.

What does Freon leak look like?

In many instances, refrigerant leaks will gradually get worse as time goes on. Leaks often start out as “pinhole leaks.” The industry calls these “champagne leaks,” because the refrigerant leak will often show up as tiny bubbles. A refrigerant leak typically appears in the evaporator coil.

Can you repair an evaporator coil leak?

In order to replace the coil and fix your evaporator coil leak, a technician will need to recover the remaining refrigerant gas, and solder in a new coil after dismantling the air conditioner. A filter / drier must also be added or replaced to absorb moister and contaminants.