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I have a tall, freestanding larder fridge. Water is running

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I have a tall, freestanding larder fridge. Water is running out at the bottom. What can be causing this?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 4 years ago.

Plumbers_Mate : Can you pull the fridge out and look at the back at the bottom and see if the water is coming from the plastic tray?
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I am afraid that I am unable to move the fridge, but I can see behind it. The water is not coming out at the back but at the front on each side. I have taken out the drawer and found water coming under the drawer and dripping down. The drainage channels do not appear to be blocked. I also checked to ensure that nothing was touching the back wall. There also appears to be water inside the rubber seal round the door.

Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 4 years ago.
The drainage channels should run to a hole at the rear and then through into the tray underneath where the water evaporates.
You should check the line all the way through to the tray
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

How do I check the drainage channel?

Is this something that is likely to happen when the fridge is working hard in hot weather?

Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 4 years ago.
You get more water in hot weather when you open the door and the hot air goes in it has to work harder.
Do you have a small hole at the rear of the fridge at the bottom, the water should be ale to go out there?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Good morning


Once again there was water under the fridge. Water appears to be standing in the drainage hole inside the back of the fridge at the bottom. I have soaked up as much as possible using tissue, but don't know how to clean the channel.

Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 4 years ago.
You could use a small brush or a toothpick to clear the hole.
Let me know if it doesn't work