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How To Fix A Leaky Refrigerator

If your fridge is leaking, the first thing you should do is to find out the major cause and fix it in time. If you don’t seem to figure out the exact issue, then don’t throw out your fridge yet; this article can help you fix it. Fridge repairs can be expensive, but not compared to purchasing a new one. So read on and identify the part that’s causing trouble in your fridge and fix it.

Seals Or Door Gaskets

These are found outside the fridge doors. The seals are normally made from vinyl materials, and on the inside, they have a flexible magnetic strip which adheres to the cabinet when you close the fridge door creating an airtight seal. If you can see moisture along the door edge, there is a possibility that the seal is damaged or distorted. These leakages create excessive moisture in the refrigerator, and this can lead to water leaks or defrost issues.

To correct the issue, consider replacing the distorted seal to prevent the leaks. Also, make sure that the seals are free from sticky substances and are clean to ensure they last longer.

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The Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve connects the water supply line of your home to the fridge if you have a water dispenser or ice maker. When it is activated, it supplies water to the ice maker or the dispenser. Check the valve inlet supply to see whether there are leaks. In case you realize that the valve is leaking, then replace or tighten the connectors. Also, check the valve body and the outlet tubing for cracks. If they have any, it’s time for repairs.

The Ice Maker Assembly

If water leaks in your fridge are coming from in or around the ice maker assembly, then there is a possibility you are also having issues with the ice distribution. The ice maker may be producing too small cubes, no ice at all or one huge piece of ice. Check the ice maker molds and identify any ice cubes. If you can see no ice cubes or there are only tiny ice cubes, then the problem might be with the water fill system.

Check the cup fill area and the fill tube located at the rear end of the ice maker to ensure they aren’t frozen. If you can see ice build ups in that region, verify that there are no foreign objects blocking water inflow to the fill cup. If the ice buildup is not as a result of the obvious causes, then the problem could be the inlet valve. Check the outlet tubing from where the fill valve is located to the fill tube of the ice maker and ensure there are no restrictions. If there is a fault, do fridge repairs by replacing it.

If after inspecting the parts mentioned above you cannot identify where water leaks are coming from, then there might be a more serious fault in another part of the fridge. Therefore, you will need to call a technician to check on more areas until they identify the faulty one.

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What Our Customers Say About Us

Discover how Fix Appliances maintains a 5-star service record since day one.

Our 7 year old Whirlpool fridge would not defrost anymore and was icing up on a regular basis. I had a pleasant conversation with the agent that answered my call for service and was provided an appointment time the next day between 11 and 1. Oleg arrived at 10:30(early is much better then late!). He was very polite and knowledgeable and explained to me in detail what he suspected the issue to be, how he would test the items first to confirm what needed replacing(defrost timer,defrost heater assembly) and clearly advised me of what the cost would be. He had the parts needed with him and with my go ahead was able to repair our fridge within the hour explaining to me what he was doing and showing me what he was doing all along which I appreciated.. As it turned out it needed a new control board which was the most expensive part, but his price was more then reasonable and lower then what we were expecting! Our fridge is now working A1 again for which we are thankful. I would not hesitate in recommending this company to friends or family and would also reach out to them if we ever have any issues in the future. Thank you Oleg...you were great!

Happy C. Wasaga Beach, ON, Whirlpool Fridge Repair

Fix Appliances more than fulfilled our needs with our two appliance problems. From our initial response and appointment setup with Diane, through to the two visits for the repairs with Oleg; the experience was professional,on time, work performed as to the initial diagnosis and dollar estimate --resulting in a very satisfied customer. One that will be recommending Fix Appliances whenever an opportunity arises.Thanks so much again to Diane and Oleg John and Jan O'Brien

johnob, Collingwood, ON, First was a dryer fix then a new ice maker


Service Area

FIX Appliances CA is located in Barrie and Bradford, Ontario, and our local refrigerator repair technicians cover Simcoe County, Toronto and GTA areas. Check the map to confirm the service area nearest to your city or town.

Refrigerator Brands We Service

Samsung, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Frigidaire, KitchenAidKenmore, and more brand name fridges.

Common Questions About Refrigerators

Will a refrigerator work in my garage?

Yes, but it’s risky during cold seasons when the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit.) Frigid temperatures can cause the compressor oil to thicken and stop working.

Why does my refrigerator run so often?

This can be caused from dirty condenser coils, inadequate air flow from the appliance being too close to the wall, or the door is not sealing properly.

What’s the proper method to dispose of my old refrigerator?

Environmental and safety laws make it illegal to dispose of a refrigerator that still has refrigerant in it. Contact a licensed professional or appliance repair service to properly dispose of the unit.

What’s the typical lifespan of a refrigerator?

With proper maintenance, a refrigerator can be expected to last 14 to 17 years.

Refrigerator Maintenance Tips

Tip #1 – Clean condenser coils

Large, radiator-type coils are located at the back or bottom of your refrigerator. They remove heat from the appliance but are less efficient when dust and dirt accumulate on them. Vacuum them off twice a year.

Tip #2 – Clean and replace door seals

Wipe down the gaskets around the refrigerator and freezer doors to keep them sealing tightly. Replace loose or torn door seals to save energy and keep your food cold.

Tip #3 – Wipe down the interior and exterior

Use an all-purpose cleaner to remove crumbs and spills on inside shelves and walls. Special cleaning wipes are available to safely remove fingerprints from exterior stainless-steel doors and handles.

Tip #4 – Use a deodorizer to remove odors

To keep your refrigerator smelling fresh, place a specially designed refrigerator deodorizer inside the unit. It will eliminate food odors for up to six months.

Tip #5 – Change the filters

To keep ice cubes and water tasting fresh, replace the ice maker and water dispenser filters every six months.

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