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Whirlpool Refrigerator Leaking Water

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The 5 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Refrigerator leaking water are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Clogged or Freezing Defrost Drain

If the refrigerator is leaking water it's possible that the refrigerator has a clogged or freezing defrost drain. If the defrost drain freezes the defrost water will overflow the drain and drip down to the bottom of the compartment, If enough water accumulates in the bottom it can run out onto the floor. Thaw any ice that is clogging the drain. Make sure the drain is clear by flushing it with a turkey baster and HOT water.

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Water Inlet Valve - Part # 1938614 Mfg Part # W10408179

Water Inlet Valve

RepairClinic Item # 1938614

If the refrigerator is leaking water the water valve may be cracked or have a loose fitting. The water inlet valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to shut off properly. If the water inlet valve does not shut off properly and the water pressure is good, replace the water inlet valve.

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Water Filter Housing - Part # 451472 Mfg Part # 2186443

Water Filter Housing

RepairClinic Item # 451472

If the refrigerator is leaking water the water filter housing might be cracked or broken. Inspect the housing thoroughly and replace it if any cracks are found.

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Drain Pan - Part # 730403 Mfg Part # 842041

Drain Pan

RepairClinic Item # 730403

If the refrigerator is leaking water the drain pan might be cracked. All self-defrosting refrigerators have a drain pan. The drain pan is underneath the refrigerator or near the compressor. When the refrigerator goes into the defrost cycle the frost and ice that is melted off of the evaporator coils flows down a small tube and into the drain pan below. The condenser fan blows warm air from the condenser coils across the top of the drain pan to evaporate the water quickly and so the drain pan never has to be emptied. However, if it cracks, the water from the defrost cycle will spill out of the pan onto the floor.

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Water Filter - Part # 1038683 Mfg Part # 4396510

Water Filter

RepairClinic Item # 1038683

If the refrigerator is leaking water the water filter might not be installed correctly. Remove and reinstall the filter to be sure it's seated properly.

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