So, your fridge is dripping water down the inside, and it is collecting on the bottom of it and spoiling your food in the process. Don’t throw that fridge out yet! It may be time to clean out your drain Refrigerator Repair Los Angeles.
Water & Vinegar
1. First, you will need to ensure that your “water cup” if you have a traditional freezer-on-top configuration. This is going to be located at the back of the refrigerator, behind the dials and light. You may need to remove the dials and light using a screwdriver. After finding the cup, check to see if it is filled with liquid. If it is, this is generally a good symbol that the drain hose in the back is stuffed up.
If you have a side-by-side configuration, the drain hole will be in the rear of the freezer at the bottom. You may need to remove the condenser to reach it. If it is stuffed up, there is more than likely a good amount of ice on it as well. This will be a good sign it is clogged.
2. If the container is full, then you should suck out the water with a turkey baster. If the water cup can be taken out, you can take it out and wash it with warm water. While it is out, you will be able to pour a 50/50 vinegar and water mixture down the drain tube. This will clear it out and keep it from freezing up on you. A pipe cleaner may aid in cleaning out especially clogged drains.
If the side-by-side has it’s drain clogged, you may be required to unplug it and wait for the drain to unthaw. Use the cooler to put your food in so that it won’t melt, and you can even put it in the refrigerator and close the door to keep it cool in there while it is unplugged. It may take as long as 4 or 5 hours to unthaw.
3. If you have the standard configuration and it continues to leak, check the drain in the freezer. It must be located underneath the coils in the rear. Pour some water and vinegar down the drain to see if it is blocked. If it is blocked, you can put your frozen food in a cooler; unplug it and wait a while. This should thaw the drain; once unfrozen, pour water down it to see if it is unblocked. If not, use the pipe cleaner and see if you can stick it down there to get it unclogged.