If you’ve noticed water at the bottom of your fridge, then you might be concerned about a build-up of condensation.

Many fridges have been designed to deal with small amounts of condensation through a drain at the bottom of the fridge cavity. But if you’re starting to notice more water than usual, there may be a few things that can help.

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Solving Condensation Problems

Every time you open your fridge door, warm air rushes in which can cause water droplets to form on the back wall or ceiling.

Here are a few tips to keep condensation to a minimum:

  1. Ensure that food is at room temperature or lower before putting it in the fridge.

  2. Make sure that your fridge is level. If it isn’t, water won’t flow to the drain correctly. To fix this, raise the front floor screws by a couple of turns to change the level of your fridge.

  3. Make sure the door closes properly. If the rubber gasket does not form a complete seal, then it might need replacing. To check if it does, close the door on a sheet of paper. If you can pull it out without a problem, the seal might be too loose and it might need to be replaced.

    Make sure the door closes properly
    Make sure the door closes properly
  4. Make sure your fridge temperature setting is right. It should be set between 0-5°

    Make sure your fridge temperature setting is right.
    Make sure your fridge temperature setting is right.
  5. Ensure that you close the fridge door as quickly as possible after opening it. Leaving the door open will let warm air in, increasing the possibility of condensation.

  6. Make sure your fridge is clean inside and out. Check out our guide for how to clean your fridge freezer.

Check Ice Build-Up

Check Ice Build-Up
Check Ice Build-Up

If ice is building up on the back wall of your fridge then the fridge may have been overfilled, which may prevent air from circulating in the fridge, keeping it frost-free.

When ice builds up, it can stop water from draining out of the fridge. De-icing the fridge can help to resolve the issue.

If water is pooling at the bottom of the fridge, then there may be drainage issues

At the back of the fridge is the drainage hole. Fridges have been designed to filter condensation through a hole into a small pan that sits on top of the compressor. The heat from the compressor should then cause the water to evaporate.

Issues can arise when that drain gets blocked. When this happens, we can help you to unblock the drain and ensure that any blockages are removed.

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