How to Fix a Leaking Refrigerator
Water on the floor around a refrigerator is enough to make anyone nervous. But often there's a simple reason for the problem--and an easy cure. The key is locating the source. Follow these steps to fix a leaking fridge.
- To keep door gaskets clean and supple, wash them twice a year with warm, soapy water, then coat them with a light film of petroleum jelly.
- Some refrigerators have an internal defrost drain that is meant to be serviced by a professional. If you can't find your drain, call a pro.
- To prevent possible electrical shock, always unplug your refrigerator before working on it.
- Put carpet scraps or another soft material under the front legs before pulling your refrigerator away from the wall. Otherwise, the legs could damage the flooring.
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