Leaks can spring from multiple areas of a refrigerator, but thankfully, it is quite simple and quick to fix a majority of these leaks.  This is why Rosedale Service, an appliance specialist in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, wants to take the time to explain how to fix a leak yourself, saving you time and money.


Leaks that occur at the base of your appliance usually stem from self-defrosting fridge’s clogged drain tube. Begin by disconnecting your refrigerator from its power source, and look for the pan at the bottom of your appliance. You may need to use your appliance’s user manual to locate the pan, which collects water from your fridge’s defrosting drain tube.


Remove the cover panel. It will give you access to the drain tube, which must be taken out of the refrigerator, and directed into a bucket to avoid water damage. Use a hair dryer to thaw the tube, and have water from the faucet run through the tube to dislodge any foreign element that could cause the clog. Reconnect the drain tube once you have made sure that it has been unclogged.


If you tried the method explained above, and it did not help in solving the issue, you might be faced with a more serious problem. In that case, it is best to leave things to professionals to avoid nasty surprises in trying to fix the problem yourself.


If you happen to live in Chadds Ford, be sure to give Rosedale Service a call for kind and efficient refrigerator service in that part of Pennsylvania. You can also visit our website to find out more about the services we offer.


Rosedale Service also recommends performing extensive preventative maintenance on your home appliances from time to time and offers this service to facilitate the lives of our customers. Be sure to get in touch with us if your appliances haven’t been looked at in a while.