Water leaks from under neath, what appears to be a breather line or a drain line. It's a plastic line that is attached to the bottom of fridge. There are no other leaks just at this spot. and is wrecking our wood floor. Iam thinking of plugging the line off. It fill a butter container about every week.
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Buk, there's supposed to be a drain pan under your fridge to catch the water that comes from the drain tube. The water that's coming out is supposed to be there (only, it's supposed to be caught by the drain pan)... it's the water that's made when your fridge defrosts itself. If you plug the tube, the water will back up inside the fridge , puddle up in the bottom and eventually leak out through the door.
You should order a drain pan for it. Here's a link to one online. After you have it in place, you won't have to worry about it anymore. The water that collects there will simply evaporate back into the air.
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If the water is pooling around the bottom of the fridge I would pull the fridge out and pull the panel of the back of the fridge and check to make sure the black plastic drain pan is in place and the white or clear plastic hose coming from the bottom of the fridge is aimed at the drain pan, if they are not then that would be why you have water pooling up under the fridge. Generally the Walter gos into the drain pan after defrost and the heat from the discharge lie of the compresser evaporates the water and it should never overflow.
Hope this helps
Usually any defrost water sits in a plastic pan and evaporates away in normal operation. If the pan becomes brittle it cracks and leaks water. Pull the fridge out and look on top of the black pot (compressor) Is there a plastic drain pan sat on top of it? Sometimes if the fridge is working hard a lump of ice can form on the pipework going back to the compressor which melts causing some water at the front of the fridge. Lastly, the insulation under the fridge may have broken down, allowing condensation to form and drip. If the drain was blocked, the water would be inside the fridge, not underneath.
pull out the bottom shelf in the freezer to see if there is a sheet of ice. if there is, the drain ice iced up and will need to be defrosted with warm water. if not, then the drain pan under the fridge might have a crack in it or one of the plastic water lines could have a crack. hope this helps.
If you have icemaker in your fridge - remove cover on the back and down and check the plastic water tubing for cracks and loose connections. If nothing found or you don't have icemaker - there is a drain pan on the bottom, behind the same back cover. Check if it has any cracks or tilted. Check if the drain tube is routed to the drain pan and is securely attached to the drain port on the bottom of the fridge.
It sounds like the line you found is for draining the water from the defrost cycle. It should drain the water from melting the ice into the pan at the bottom so it will evaporate. Sounds like its being clogged is the cause of the water in your fridge.