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KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator leaking water are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Refrigerator leaking water

Cause 1Clogged or Freezing Defrost Drain

If the defrost drain is frozen, the water will overflow the drain trough and drip down to the bottom of the compartment. This water can eventually leak onto the floor. Check the defrost drain to determine if it is clogged or frozen. If the defrost drain is frozen, thaw the ice. In addition, flush the drain with hot water to ensure that it is clear of debris.

Cause 2Water Tank Assembly

Inspect the water tank assembly for any leaks. Be aware that the leak may be very small and hard to find. If you discover a leak, replace the water tank. Do not attempt to repair the water tank—glue will not stick properly to the plastic of the tank.

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Water Tank Assembly for your KitchenAidRefrigerator
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Cause 3Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve opens to supply water to the dispenser and icemaker. If the water inlet valve is cracked or has a loose fitting, water will leak from the valve. Inspect the water inlet valve for cracks, and make sure that it is tightly secured to the water supply line.

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Water Inlet Valve for your KitchenAidRefrigerator
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 1187394 Mfg Part # WP67006531

Refrigerator water inlet valve. If the icemaker or water dispenser does not work then the valve may be restricted and need replacement. We do not recommend disassembling the valve to clean it due to the risk of failure after the repair.

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Cause 4Water Filter Head

The water filter head might be cracked, or the seal may be torn or missing. Inspect the water filter housing for cracks. If you discover any cracks in the water filter housing, replace it.

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Water Filter Head for your KitchenAidRefrigerator
Water Filter Head - Part # 1187387 Mfg Part # WP67006524
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Cause 5Water Filter

The water filter might be not fitted properly on the filter housing. If the water filter is not fitted properly, water may leak from the filter. Remove and reinstall the filter to ensure that it is fitted properly.

Parts
Water Filter for your KitchenAidRefrigerator
Water Filter - Part # 4273163 Mfg Part # EDR4RXD1

EveryDrop Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 4 reduces 23 contaminants, including lead and mercury, asbestos, and industrial chemicals. Each filter provides 300 gallons of filtered water and should be changed every 6 months to ensure proper contaminant removal and flow rate. NSF certified.

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