Samsung Refrigerator Leaking [Solution]

If your Samsung refrigerator is leaking then this article is for you. We will discuss and give solutions to water leaking from the water dispenser, water filter, and ice maker.

Also, regardless of where you find the leak, like the floor, at the bottom of the fridge, or under the deli tray, these solutions apply to all.

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How to Fix Samsung Fridge Leaking Water

If your Samsung fridge is leaking water, try out these solutions to fix the problem.

1. Level the Refrigerator

One simple yet common reason a Samsung refrigerator is leaking is improper leveling of the refrigerator. The front of the refrigerator is meant to be a bit higher than the rear part; this is so that coolants will flow easily.

When the refrigerator does not have this tilt, it will produce more condensation that will ultimately drip out of the refrigerator.

To level your refrigerator, do the following:

i. The leveling legs are underneath the refrigerator and may be covered by a grille. So, if there’s a grille on your model remove it to access the leveling legs.

ii. To adjust the legs, use a screwdriver. Turning it right will raise the legs while turning it left will lower them.

iii. Next, use a lever to ensure the refrigerator is properly leveled. Finally, put the grille back on.

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2. Look for the Origin of the Leak

The next step to stop your refrigerator from leaking is to find out what part of the fridge the leak is coming from. The major parts that can cause water leakage in the refrigerator are:

I. Defrost drain

ii. Drain pan

iii. Water inlet valve

iv. Water line

These parts should be checked individually to determine the origin of the leak. We will now discuss these parts and how to fix them.

i. Defrost Drain

If water is leaking from your Samsung refrigerator to your floor or under the deli drawers then it is likely due to a clogged defrost drain. The defrost drain has the role of transferring the water producing during the defrost cycle to the drain pan.

But, if the defrost drain gets clogged; the water will go back up the tube and eventually leak. In this case, the defrost drain has to be unclogged to fix the problem.

Steps to Unclog Samsung Refrigerator Defrost Drain

Follow the steps below to unclog the defrost drain of your Samsung refrigerator

Step 1: The refrigerator’s drain hole is on the rear wall of the appliance. Therefore, take out the first two shelves to gain access to the drain hole.

Step 2: Make a mixture of baking soda and warm water.

Step 3: Next, flush the mixture down the drain hole with a turkey baster.

Step 4: Stop flushing the mixture down the drain hole when you hear water dripping into the drain pan.

Step 5: If the warm water and baking soda mixture do not clear the clog then you need the help of a service technician. This is because the clog build-up is heavy and has to be pushed out of the other end. The procedure may be too complex for you to DIY unless you have ample technical knowledge.

ii. Drain Pan

The drain pan collects the water produced during defrosting and is often located under the refrigerator. If you trace the leak to the drain pan, then one out of the following is the reason for the leak:

The drain pan is overflowing

There is often no need to manually empty the drain pan because the condenser dries off the water. However, the compressor may fail to do this, mostly because the temperature of the refrigerator is set too low.

When this happens, the drain pan may overflow and cause water to leak out of the refrigerator.

In this case, the drain pan should be removed and manually emptied. Also, try to prevent this from reoccurring by ensuring the refrigerator is always set to the ideal temperature.

However, if this problem keeps happening, then it might be a sign of a bigger problem. Therefore, we advise you call a professional.

The drain pan is not properly placed

If you had the pan removed for maintenance and cleaning, there’s a chance you did not put it back properly. Water can then miss the pan and spew out of the fridge.

If this is the case, all you need to do is take out the drain pan and reinstall it. Ensure to fix it properly this time.

The drain pan is cracked

Inspect the drain pan for any crack, look closely as the crack may be little. If any crack or damage is found in the pan then buy a pan compatible with your fridge and replace it.

iii. Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve takes water from the water source and supplies it throughout the refrigerator. If the water inlet valve is torn or cracked it will leak and spew out of the refrigerator.

Inspect the water inlet valve and if you find a tear or crack on it, replace it.

How to Replace Samsung Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve

The steps below will help you replace your Samsung water inlet valve

Step 1: Unplug the appliance and turn off the water supply to the refrigerator.

Step 2: Remove the screws holding the back panel in place and take it off.

Step 3: Locate the water inlet valve; it should be at the right bottom corner of your refrigerator. Three hoses, one wire harness, and a bracket connect the inlet valve to the refrigerator. These have to be disconnected from the inlet valve.

Start with the blue hose, loosen the nut holding it and pull it out. Next, remove the screws holding the bracket in place; this will give you enough space to remove the wire harness.
The two hoses left should now be removed look for a locking ring between the hoses and the valve. Depress the clips and pull out the hoses.

The valve should be completely free now.

Step 4: Get the new valve and install it by doing all the above instructions in reverse order. Put the back panel back in place and screw it on.

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iv. Water Line

The water line supplies water from the water inlet valves to the water dispenser and ice maker. Inspect the line for tear or leak, if any is found, the line has to be replaced.

Watch this video for instructions on how to replace your Samsung refrigerator water line.

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Samsung Refrigerator Water Filter Leaking – What to Do

If your Samsung refrigerator water filter is leaking then the filter has to be replaced. The leak is often due to these reasons:

1. The water filter head is damaged. Take out the filter and inspect the head. A crack on it or a torn/missing seal means the filter is bad and should be replaced.

2. The water filter is not compatible with your refrigerator. A filter not made for your refrigerator may not fit perfectly in the filter housing. Water can then spew out of the gaps.

Therefore, ensure you buy a filter that is compatible with your brand and replace it.

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Samsung Fridge Leaking After Filter Change – Solution

The water filter leaking after a filter change is an indication that the filter was not installed properly.

To solve this problem, take out the filter. You may either check out your user’s manual or this article for how to properly install your water filter.

Samsung Refrigerator Water Filter Housing Leaking – How to fix

A leaking water filter housing is an indication that the filter housing has a crack. The best step to take in this case is to replace the filter housing as it cannot be repaired.

How to Replace Samsung Refrigerator Water Filter Housing

Follow these steps to replace the water filter housing of your Samsung refrigerator

Step one: Locate the filter housing. Next, remove the shelves closest to the filter housing to create more workspace.

Step two: Uninstall the water filter by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it out.

Step three: Remove the screws holding the filter housing in place with a Philip screwdriver.

Step four: Remove the grille at the bottom of the refrigerator to gain access to the water lines. Disconnect the water lines by using a flathead screwdriver to remove the safety caps.

Step five: The water lines are connected to the water inlet valve and this is located at the refrigerator’s back access panel. Hence, the back panel has to be removed.

Step six: Now, locate the water inlet valve and disconnect the water lines from it. The blue water line should be removed first. And to remove the other tubes, the water inlet valve has to be taken out.

Step seven: Unthread the screws holding the inlet valve in place and pull it out. Next, disconnect the remaining water lines from the inlet valve.

Step eight: Now that you have all the water lines disconnected, open the fridge and pull out the filter housing.

Step nine: Install the new filter housing and reassemble the appliance by doing the steps in reverse order.

Step ten: Turn on the refrigerator and test the filter housing for leaks. If there is none, good job! If the leak persists, then the replacement did not go well. At this point, we recommend you call a repair technician to check it out.

Samsung Refrigerator Water Dispenser Leaking – Quick Fix

Your Samsung refrigerator leaking water from the water dispenser is due to air being trapped in the water line. Or the water filter not being properly installed.

If there is trapped air in the water line, the air has to be released.  Fortunately, this is can be done easily and does not require any technical skill.

To release the air trapped in the water line, simply dispense about 3 gallons of water.

To solve the second problem, you need to reinstall the water filter and ensure you do it properly this time. Check out this detailed guide on replacing your Samsung refrigerator water filter.

Note that air can get trapped in the water line after a filter change. Therefore, it is recommended that you dispense water to flush out air bubbles after each filter change.

Samsung Fridge Leaking Gas – Why and What to Do

The best thing to do if your Samsung fridge is leaking gas is to call a service technician. This is because this is not a problem that you can DIY. And you need to call the service technician as soon as possible because the gas your fridge is leaking can cause health issues in the long run.

Also, when exposed to open flame, the leaking gas can cause a mild explosion that can injure anyone close by.

However, while you wait for the service technician, you may carry out a few tests to be sure your refrigerator is leaking gas. You may either get a leak detector kit. Or you may try this home remedy:

Mix dish soap with water and spray it on your refrigerator’s tubing. If gas is truly leaking out of the tubing then tiny bubbles will form as the gas escapes.

If you confirm that your refrigerator is leaking gas, do not do anything else. Simply wait for the service technician.

Samsung Refrigerator Ice Maker Leaking – Why and Solution

The following are reasons your Samsung refrigerator ice maker is leaking and how to solve them

i. Leaking gasket

There is a small gasket located between your ice maker and the refrigerator’s door. If this gasket leaks, it will no longer seal properly and this will cause ice buildup that will melt and leak.

In this case, you simply need to pull off the leaking gasket, get a new one, and install it.

ii. Leaking fill tube

If replacing the gasket does not stop the ice maker from leaking then the fill tube may be the problem. We recommend you get the help of a repair technician in this case.

Samsung Fridge Leaking Water and Not Cooling – What to Do

The problem of your Samsung fridge leaking water and not cooling may be different problems or intertwined. However, we advise that you look at these problems individually and solve them.

Instructions in this article give solutions to your Samsung refrigerator leaking water. And to tackle the cooling problem, read this article.

However, if solving the problems individually does not make the problem go away, then we advise you call a repair technician.

Samsung Fridge Leaking Water and Freezing up – Solution

The solution to your Samsung fridge leaking water has been thoroughly discussed in this article. As for your fridge freezing up, there are a few things you can do to stop this

i. Avoid blocking the air vents with food

ii. Ensure the door of your fridge is properly closed at all times

iii. Adjust the temperature of the fridge to the recommended degree of 37-40◦F

Also, check out this article for more information on this topic.

Samsung Fridge Leaking Water and Making Noise – Why and Solution

Most sounds coming from your refrigerator is normal. The sounds are often made during some process, like ice production or defrosting. However, if the sound is very loud, it may be an indication of a bigger problem.

In this case, get a service technician to check the fridge out. You may also read this article for more information on this topic.

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