You’re starting to get ready for the holiday and you notice a small pool of water starting to form underneath your refrigerator. This can be unnerving, but don’t worry, Speedy is here to help you out! This step-by-step breakdown will have the leak fixed in no time:
Step 1: Unplug the refrigerator. It is dangerous to take things apart while the unit is connected to power.
Step 2: Consult your owner’s manual to find out where your self-defrosting refrigerator drains water. Typically, the pan is located underneath the refrigerator and you’ll have to remove the grate to access it.
Step 3: After removing the faceplate, take out the drain tube and feed the tube into a bucket to catch any water left inside.
Step 4: After you complete step 3, take the upper end of the drain tube where it connects and place the bucket underneath to catch any melted water.
Step 5: Take the drain tube, hold it over a bucket and use your hairdryer to thaw any frosted areas you see. You’ll know it is working if the tube becomes more rubbery and less stiff.
Step 6: Once you are satisfied with the thaw, run hot water through the tube to clear out any excess ice or debris.
Step 7: Reattach the tube to the channel once you’ve finished clearing it.
If you’re still noticing problems, or simply don’t want to be bothered, we can help! We service NYC, Nassau County and Queens and we work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make sure you are never left out to dry.
To schedule emergency refrigerator service, call 866-782-9376 or click around on our website!