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I have a westinghouse refrigerator model RJ340M and the problem is that theres always water coming from underneath but the behind the fridge there is no water around. The fridge is still working fine. Its only the leakage im worried about! What can I do to prevent this from leaking again?

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Hello,

The water under your fridge is likely coming from overflow of the drain pan. When your fridge goes through a cooling cycle, moisture accumulates onto the evaporator, and drips down to the pan. Air flow and heat from the compressor blow across the pan to evaporate the water.

Normally, this is sufficient, and water doesn't overrun the pan. Some causes can be putting food into the fridge that is wet / warm and uncovered will cause more condensation, as will door gaskets that don't seal well and allow an air exchange with ambient air. Also, don't discount that something may have been spilled as well.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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  • Sheldon Dedek Aug 19, 2010

    You can also drain the pan manually by sliding the fridge out, and either siphoning the water out, or using a cloth to soak up the water. Be prepared to mop any water that is spilled due to moving the unit.

  • Spanga11 Aug 19, 2010

    Hi, thanks for that but the thing is, is that there no water in the pan, what do I do now?

  • Sheldon Dedek Aug 19, 2010

    If there is no water in the pan, then you have a condensation problem that is occurring elsewhere and is not draining down to the pan like it should.

    Check the hose for holes / looseness. Look for traces of water where it may have been running down in the past (dirt marks and such).

    Again, the water that is under the fridge may not have come from the fridge. If somebody spilt something, it may have pooled underneath and just not dried yet.

  • Spanga11 Aug 19, 2010

    Hey thanks for that! Yeah it was the hose! Gotta get a new one! You have been a great help!

  • Sheldon Dedek Aug 19, 2010

    Glad that I was able to help you.

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