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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.

Warnings

  • 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.