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4 Reasons Why Your Samsung Refrigerator is Leaking Water

Since your refrigerator is constantly running, it’s easy to take it for granted until there’s a problem. One of the messiest malfunctions is finding water leaking out from under your refrigerator. But don’t despair! From a faulty filter to a clogged defrost drain, we’ll review common reasons why your Samsung refrigerator is leaking water. We’ll also discuss the fixes that restore function to this hard-working appliance.

Your Samsung Refrigerator is Leaking? Here’s What To Do

Finding the source of refrigerator leaks can be tricky, while the leaks themselves are alarming for the potential damage they create. These common causes streamline troubleshooting when your Samsung refrigerator is leaking water and provide straightforward solutions.

Refrigerator Is Not Level

One reason for a Samsung refrigerator leaking water is improper leveling. For a refrigerator to cool correctly, the front has to be slightly higher than the back, enabling coolant to flow with ease. If the fridge isn’t correctly leveled, it has to work harder to keep cool. This stress creates extra condensation around the condenser coils that leaks water on the floor.

If your refrigerator is newly installed or your floors were recently remodeled, the refrigerator may not be level and requires adjusting. The leveling legs of your Samsung refrigerator are underneath its front end. Use a screwdriver to rotate the legs left or right until a carpenter’s level confirms the correct adjustments.

Water Filter Is Leaking Inside

If you find your refrigerator leaking water inside, it’s often due to a filter complication. Here are the most common reasons for a Samsung refrigerator leaking water from filter:

  • Incorrect filter installation
  • Filter head is damaged or cracked
  • Improper fit from a filter brand other than Samsung
  • Filter housing is cracked

Follow these steps to correct filter leaks:

  • Refer to your user manual for the proper steps to change a refrigerator water filter
  • Assess filter for damage and replace with a new one if needed
  • Only use Samsung-brand filters to ensure proper fit
  • Replace damaged filter housing via professional service
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Refrigerator Leaking Outside

A refrigerator leaking water outside can be due to excessive humidity. On hot and humid days, moisture in the air can add to the water already in the refrigerator and cause leaks. When your Samsung refrigerator is leaking from the bottom, it’s because this moisture accumulates in the drain pan and overflows onto the floor.

Emptying the drain pan can help with the evaporation process and avoid leaks on humid days. If possible, lower the kitchen temperature with fans or air conditioning to lessen the humidity in the air.

Clogged Refrigerator Defrost Drain

If you find water in your crisper drawers, or notice the refrigerator leaking water on the floor, it’s likely due to a clogged defrost drain. The refrigerator’s automatic defrost system includes a drain tube that deposits excess water into the drain pan. Once in the pan, the water typically evaporates. However, if the drain tube is clogged, water will eventually overflow and cause a leak.

Follow these steps to eliminate drain clogs and leaks:

  1. Remove all items and shelves from the refrigerator to access the drain hole on the refrigerator’s rear wall.
  2. Mix a solution of baking soda and water or bleach and water. Hot water can also be used.
  3. With a turkey baster, squirt the solution or hot water into the drain hole to dispel the blockage.
  4. The clog is dislodged when you hear water flowing down the tube and into the drain pan.
  5. If you’re unable to dislodge the blockage, the problem requires professional service.

When your Samsung refrigerator is leaking call Sharper Service Solutions for fast refrigerator service.

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