Frigidaire Refrigerator Leaking Water On Floor: What You Need to Know

Written By David Varnes

David Varnes is an Appliance Repair Professional with over 15 years of experience.

If you have a Frigidaire refrigerator, then you may have noticed that it has been leaking water on the floor lately. This can be a serious issue, as the water may damage your flooring or furniture.

In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of this problem and how to fix it. We will also provide some tips on preventing the fridge from leaking in the future.

Refrigerator Water Line is Leaking

Leaks aren’t always caused by a refrigerator. Your home’s water line, which runs parallel to the refrigerator and directly connects to it, provides an ongoing supply of water.

If your Frigidaire fridge leaks behind, it may be caused by faulty connections in the plumbing system.

Examine the water line for cracks after moving the refrigerator away from the wall. Make sure the supply valve and intake hose connections are secure, and that hoses are inserted properly. A plumber should inspect the water line if there is damage or incorrect connections.

Ice Maker or Water Dispenser is Leaking

A refrigerator with a water dispenser or ice maker may develop plumbing leaks in the same manner as any other fixture that uses water. A copper tube runs from an ice maker or water dispenser in your refrigerator to the house’s drinking water supply.

Leaks can develop at the welded joints when subjected to sideways strain. If you recently relocated your refrigerator (e.g., to clean behind it), check for leaks.

Using a flashlight, move the appliance far away from the wall to inspect behind it. If water sprays or a puddle forms on the floor, tighten the connections.

Drainage from the Cooling Coils

The evaporative coils, which operate the cooling system, are installed within or behind the freezer compartment.

These coils get coated with ice during routine usage, and most Frigidaire refrigerators have an automatic defrosting mechanism that cycles on periodically to melt this frost. Drain tubes run water from the unit’s drainage area straight into a drain pan located below the coils.

The pan might be cracked if your Frigidaire is dripping water from the bottom. Another reason, such as a blockage of the defrost drain at the rear of your freezer, could be causing extra condensation and drainage.

Defrost Drain Is Clogged

Excess water from the automatic defrost system is carried to the drain pain, where it ultimately evaporates. This tube might become clogged with ice over time, causing a Frigidaire refrigerator to leak inside under the deli drawer.

If the drain pan fills up too much water before it can evaporate, leaks can also occur under the refrigerator.

The defrost drain is generally located behind the fridge’s back panel, close to the evaporator coils. Remove the plug from the refrigerator, remove the rear cover, and use a turkey baster to flush out the tube with hot water, breaking up ice clogs.

Frigidaire Water Filter is Leaking

Water filters can break down with time, causing ice maker issues and leaking around the dispenser. Moving the refrigerator for cleaning or maintenance might also put pressure on filter components, causing them to fracture.

Even without damage, water filters may leak.

Use the right type of water filter: An incorrect type of filter can cause leaking. Check your user guide for the correct installation procedure. Avoid refrigerator water filters from other manufacturers and always switch out old ones with an OEM Frigidaire filter.

Filter components that have been damaged by constant usage or significant refrigerator movement include cracks and chips, which lead to leaks. Replace any damaged components on the filter and housing.

Defective Water Inlet Valve

A Frigidaire refrigerator that is leaking water may have a damaged water inlet valve. This valve opens and shuts, allowing water from your home’s water supply line to the dispenser and ice maker. Examine the valve carefully; make sure it’s firmly attached to the water line. If the valve is broken or cracked, it must be replaced.

If the valve is not defective, check for kinks in the water line and correct them. You may also need to reduce water pressure at the house’s main shutoff valve.

A clogged screen on the valve can also cause water leakage. Remove the screen and clean it with a toothbrush. If these solutions do not solve the problem, replace the valve.

Refrigerator Drain Pan is Leaking

Because drain pans are so rarely broken, cracks or damage to the pan might lead to leaking under the refrigerator. Remove the drain pan from beneath the refrigerator and look for fractures or holes.

A damaged pan should be replaced only if there is actual damage, as a lack of harm indicates that the condenser fan or evaporator coils are faulty.

Where is the Defrost Drain located in a Frigidaire Refrigerator?

The drain hole for your Frigidaire freezer is on the back wall of the freezer. It’s generally in the center of the refrigerator, just above where the floor slopes up to the back.

On the bottom of the sink, you’ll find a plastic panel that is attached with a single screw; some panels may have a few screws holding it in place. When you remove the panel and unscrew it, look for the drain hole.

It’s critical that the drain hole be free of debris and frost. When these obstructions arise, it’s possible that water will back up and seep beneath your refrigerator.


Leaks are common in fridges of all shapes and sizes, even if they’re brand new. Even the most well-made fridge can suffer a leak at some point, particularly if it’s older.

So, consider a few of these easy methods. Consider hiring a repair pro to come to your house if the leak is beyond repair or isn’t fixed in a few minutes.