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Common Reasons Why Samsung Refrigerator Is Leaking Water

Oleg Chudnovski, CEO

Technically Reviewed by Oleg Chudnovski, CEO on Oct 06, 2023 | Written by Olga Larina

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Samsung is one of the most widely spread electronics companies in the world. Its kitchen and laundry home appliances are in almost every Canadian house. Samsung refrigerators are also not excluded. Though their quality is high enough, the problems can also happen. You can face certain most common problems with the fridge, such as the refrigerator making a loud noise, the fridge leaking water, the fridge not cooling, and others. You can read our tutorial on Samsung refrigerator problems and troubleshooting. One of the often observed problems is the Samsung refrigerator leaking water.

In our opinion, you can try to define and solve the fridge problems by yourself, but it’s not reasonable. Many troubleshooting issues require special knowledge and skills. In this case, you can contact professional refrigerator repairmen in Fix Appliances CA. With more than 18 years of experience in repairing and maintaining Samsung home appliances, you will receive the best services as soon as possible.

Samsung Refrigerator Leaking Water: Common Reasons & Troubleshooting

refrigerator leaking water

The refrigerator is one of the most important kitchen appliances and the one that is running all the time. Thus, it’s sure to work properly. You don’t care too much until you deal with the issue. When your Samsung fridge leaks water, first, it’s necessary to discover the reason and the place of the leak.
It’s not easy to determine the source of the leaking, but the leaking itself can be alarming for serious potential damage. Upon our Samsung experts’ experience, we detect the most common reasons that simplify troubleshooting why Samsung refrigerators leak water:

Refrigerator Leaking Water Into The Fridge

If you find your fridge leaking water inside a freezer, give particular attention to the following reasons that result in leaking.

  • Water Filter:
    The water filter can be one of the issues if it is not fitted correctly on the filter housing. If not, water may leak from it. Moreover, the water filter head might be cracked, or the seal may be torn or missing. In this case, inspect the water filter head and water filter housing for cracks or other damages. If you discover any in one of them, replace the head or the housing.
  • Condensation Issue:
    Condensation tends to collect on all surfaces inside the refrigerator. When there’s enough of it, it begins to drip. Besides, you may notice moisture on the sides of the refrigerator if you’re in the habit of transferring warm items directly from the stove. But the most common source of condensation is outside air entering through a worn gasket on the refrigerator door that is not sealing properly.
  • Refrigerator Water Reservoir
    Water tank assembly can be the place where you can find out leaking. You should inspect the water tank assembly for any leaks. But remember that it will be hard to find if the leak is too small. If you managed to discover a leak, replace the water tank. Do not try to adhere to the water tank with glue, as it’s dangerous.

Refrigerator Leaking Water On Floor

  • Water Inlet Valve:
    The problem can be detected in the dispenser when the water inlet valve opens to supply water to it. If the water inlet valve is cracked or has a loose fitting, water will drip from the valve. Here, observe the water inlet valve for any cracks. Don’t forget to ensure it is tightly secured to the water supply line.
  • Ice Maker Water Line:
    Besides, be sure to watch out for the water lines and water inlet valve connections at the back of the fridge freezer. They could be loose. Check and confirm that the connections are tight and are not the reason for leaking. If they are not, tighten them or contact us for some professional advice on what to do.

Refrigerator Defrost Drain Clogged

  • Defrost Drain Clogged:
    If you find water in your crisper drawers or notice the refrigerator leaking water on the floor, it can be caused by a clogged defrost drain. Self-defrosting refrigerators have a drain tube that deposits excess water into the drain pan. When it comes into the pan, the water evaporates. However, if the drain tube is clogged, water will eventually overflow and cause a leak.
  • Defrost Drain Frozen:
    The other thing is the defrost drain is frozen. In this case, the water will overflow the drain trough and drip down to the bottom of the compartment. Here, you should inspect the defrost drain if it’s frozen. If yes, thaw the ice (flush with hot water to ensure it is clear of debris).
  • Drain Pan:
    One more thing is a rubber drain cap that can be cracked. In this case, it needs replacement. When a refrigerator leaks water outside, it can be due to excessive humidity as it accumulates in the drain pan and overflows onto the floor. On hot days, the extra moisture in the air can add more to the water that is already in the refrigerator and, of course, can result in leaking. Emptying the drain pan can help with the evaporation process and avoid leaks on these hot days. Therefore, try to keep the kitchen temperature with air conditioning to lessen water accumulation in your fridge. If the kitchen is getting warmer, check the drain pan occasionally and empty it if necessary to avoid leaking.

However, if you discover that the drain pan is cracked, it will leak water as the defrost cycle runs. Thus, it should be replaced.

Samsung Refrigerator Not Level Front to Back

Another reason a Samsung refrigerator leaks water that we can’t mention is improper levelling. A correctly “levelled” refrigerator is not level from front to back. Refrigerators are designed so that the front has to be slightly higher than the back. First, this helps the doors to close by themselves, and, secondly, helps with draining. If the fridge isn’t levelled properly, it has to work harder to keep cool. It leads to the accumulation of extra condensation around the condenser coils and results in leaking water on the floor.

The levelling is not a hard process; you can do it yourself. The legs of your Samsung refrigerator are underneath its front end. You should rotate the legs left or right until a carpenter’s level reaches the correct height.

Fix Appliances CA Is Able to Solve Samsung Refrigerator Problem Issues?

Fix Appliances CA has approximately 20 years of experience in Samsung refrigerator repair and maintenance. We helped thousands of our customers and received positive reviews on solving problem issues with the fridge. Experts at Fix Appliances CA are constantly improving their skills and can cope with any issues, even with the latest Samsung refrigerator models. Our qualified specialists are always prepared to provide you with the best Samsung refrigerator maintenance and repair service with no delay.

Our customer representative support team is at your service seven days a week to answer your questions and make an appointment with Samsung fridge repairmen around your schedule. Don’t hesitate to contact us by phone at 888-242-0777 or online now! You can find our services in Ottawa, Toronto and any other GTA areas.

Your favourite Samsung kitchen appliance is in good hands, and you’ll enjoy the professionalism and qualifications of our specialized fridge technicians. Our well-done job won’t disappoint you. Call us immediately to receive qualified aid if you have any Samsung refrigerator concerns.

Date of page creation: September 17, 2021

Page update date: October 06, 2023

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