LifestyleHow to fix water pooling in your fridge in just 5 minutes

How to fix water pooling in your fridge in just 5 minutes

How to deal with moisture in the refrigerator?
How to deal with moisture in the refrigerator?
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2:47 PM EDT, June 12, 2024

Is water collecting in your refrigerator? This problem can be easily solved on your own in just five minutes. All you need is a simple trick.

The refrigerator is one of the most essential appliances in the kitchen, as it reliably cools our food. Sometimes, however, water starts to collect inside. Before deciding to call a specialist, it is worth trying to solve this problem yourself.

Water is collecting in the refrigerator - How to solve this problem?

This issue often concerns refrigerators without a No Frost system, which lacks humidity control or frost prevention. Water typically appears on the back wall and in the compartments.

The main culprit is usually a clogged defrost drain. This drain is a small hole connected to a drainage tube located at the back of the refrigerator, above the vegetable drawer. Its purpose is to remove water from the refrigerator. Unfortunately, it is often clogged with deposits or food residues.

To unclog the drain, you need a condensate drain cleaner, usually included with every new refrigerator. Insert it gently into the drain to remove the obstruction. If you don't have one, you can use a thin wire. Never use toothpicks, as they can cause more harm than good.

What if the cleaner does not help?

If the cleaner does not solve the problem, use another method. Prepare a solution of water and baking soda and inject it into the drain tube with a syringe. Perform this action very slowly until the water starts flowing into the drain pan. If this happens, it means the hole has been appropriately unclogged.

Condensed water can also worsen the condition of the refrigerator door seal, making it porous and stiff. This, too, can be remedied.

If there are no holes, wash and dry the seal thoroughly. Then, lubricate it using an appropriate product or lip balm to increase flexibility and ensure better door closure.

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