Hello, I have a Kenmore side by side refrig (model 106.56549) and it is leaking water from where the water line goes into the fridge at the top back of the fridge. It's only 3 years old. It's not a lot of water, but it is enough that it creates a nice little puddle on the floor every couple of hours. The line itself looks fine, but when I wiggle the line that came with the fridge that goes into the back through a plastic plate it leaks. The line can slide in and out of the plastic plate a little (maybe 1/4 inch). I don't know if it's leaking into the fridge or not. The water dispenser and ice maker work fine. I have shut off the water and turned off the ice dispenser. Can I take the plastic plate off of the back of the fridge to see what is going on? What should I do?
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couple of things to check if you have a dispenser on this model there is a hose that goes up into the bottom of the freezer door you need to remove bottom kick plate and take a look at this...also if no water from that hose and its actually coming from the door you could have a ruptured line in the door itself.... next make sure the water is not actually coming from the freezer compartment as the drain in the freezer could be clooged and leaking over on defrost mode and out door...
hope this helps good luck...
Check your connection at the bottom of the freezer door, behind the kick plate. Also pull out your crisper drawers and check the cold water reservior. If this only leaks when the water dispenser is pressed I would try to track the line from the bottom of the freezer door back to where it goes into the refrigerator (behind the crispers) to the cold water reservior.
If you absolutely have to lay this fridge down lay it on it's BACK only. Also be sure to let it stand upright for at least a half an hour before you start it back up.
Good luck with this!!
If the leak is on the refrig water valve where the wall water line connects to , then use a 1/2" wrench and tighten the fitting on the water valve itself . If the leak is on the plastic tubing at the bottom of the refrig water valve , pull up on the small white ring while pushing down on the plastic tube to remove it from the valve . Cut off about 1 " of the tubing and reinsert it into the valve with pretty good pressure to be sure it is inserted completely .
Bad water filter or weak water inlet solenoid. Water line to back of fridge goes to inlet solenoid valve. Check it first. Would help to know the manufacture date. If it has a filter at bottom of fridge it will cause leaks and low pressure to dispenser if not changed each year.
Dispenser leaking----Probably replace the water inlet valve on the back where the water
supply comes in. Disconnect the water line to the dispenser there and see if it
keeps dripping when you try the dispenser
its possible that the drain pan behind the back freezer wall is clogged or coverd with ice, sounds like when unit goes into defrost melt water leaks under sides of drain pan and into fridge. unplug and remove back freezer wall if drain is covered with ice defrost the ice, can be prevented by loosely coiling a piece of solid copper wire around element and into drain slightly radiant heat during defrost should keep drain fromicing over. if drain is just clogged wth debris clean drain and you should be good to go, hope this helps you.