Why is water coming out of the bottom of my refrigerator?

Why is water coming out of the bottom of my refrigerator?

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.

How do you stop water from leaking at the bottom of a fridge?

Push a small plastic tube or a pipe cleaner through the tubes. Pour a mild solution of soapy water and ammonia down the drain tube to kill bacteria. If you have a turkey baster or syringe, use it to squeeze water into the hole. Check the drain pan under the refrigerator, on the left side, by removing the front grill.

Where is the defrost drain on a Whirlpool refrigerator?

Inside your refrigerator and freezer compartments, typically near the back wall, is a small indentation. This is the defrost drain, which takes water and ice that accumulates on the walls of the refrigerator and freezer and drains it down to the drain pan on the bottom of the unit.

Why is my freezer leaking water inside?

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. Clean the valve out with hot water and soap, and reinstall the valve.

How do I turn off the water supply to my refrigerator ice maker?

To turn off the water to the refrigerator:Before shutting off the water, turn off the icemaker. If you don’t, If you don’t, the icemaker may keep cycling on and off and cause damage to the valve.Turn the shut-off valve in a clockwise direction until it stops.

How can you tell if a water valve is open or closed?

When the handle of a ball valve is parallel to the valve or pipe, it’s open. When it’s perpendicular, it’s closed. This makes it easy know if a ball valve is open or closed, just by looking at it. The ball valve below is in the open position.