My fridge is leaking: what should I do?

 

It can be alarming to spot a big puddle on your kitchen floor as you go to open your fridge (even more so if you slip in it!). Fortunately, the experts in appliance repair at Ateliers G. Paquette can help you get to the bottom of the problem. We understand that a leaky refrigerator is an issue requiring urgent attention and we’re ready to help. Here’s what you should know. 

 

Causes and solutions

What happened to your fridge? Put on your detective cap and perform the following checks to determine the origin of the pesky puddle:

 

  • An overpacked shelf or vegetable drawer may have prevented the door from fully closing. Even the slightest gap can cause a buildup of moisture and eventually a puddle. Inspect the placement of the food inside your fridge and reorganize if necessary.
  • If the containers, shelves, drawers and other contents of your refrigerator seem to be in order, inspect the seal around your fridge door. Is it cracked, loose or damaged in any other way? If so, you’ll need to get it replaced.
  • If the source of the puddle is still a mystery, then there’s a good chance that there’s an issue with your fridge’s auto-defrost system. Specifically, the drain pipes may be punctured or blocked. To find out for sure, get them inspected by a technician from Ateliers G. Paquette.

  • Finally, if your fridge is equipped with a water dispenser and ice machine, it’s possible that components of this system (the solenoid valves, tank, pipes, filter housing, etc.) are cracked, frozen or blocked. To put an end to your troubles, trust a professional from Ateliers G. Paquette to perform the needed repairs.

 

If one of your appliances is on the fritz and you don’t know what to do next, turn to the experienced team at Ateliers G. Paquette, leaders in appliance repair in Quebec. We fix fridges, stoves, freezers and more. We also sell replacement parts for all major appliance brands. Contact us today for quick, friendly, professional service.

 

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