Refrigerator Coffee Maker Leaking

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator coffee maker leaking are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Refrigerator coffee maker leaking

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Cause 1Hose

If the refrigerator coffee maker is leaking behind the dispenser, it's likely the tube or hose connected to the dispenser has a crack or a hole in it. Inspect the tube or hose for damage and replace if required.

Cause 2Door


Cause 3Control Board Assembly

Control Board Assembly

Cause 4K-Cup pod Is not pierced or pin is clogged

If the K-Cup pod is not pushed down firmly, the lower pin may not pierce through the pod. If the pins are clogged or not piercing all the way through the K-Cup, water may leak from the coffee maker. If the upper or lower pins are clogged they can be cleaned with a paper clip.

Cause 5Control Board

If the refrigerator coffee maker is leaking, it's possible the coffee maker is dispensing too much water. This can be caused by a defective control board continuing to allow voltage to be sent to the water inlet valve, keeping the valve open. You can inspect the control board for signs of burning or a shorted-out component. You should first confirm there are no cracks or holes in the coffee maker container or hoses connected to the dispenser, as well as determine the inlet valve is functioning normally before considering a control board replacement.

Cause 6Container

The most likely cause of a refrigerator coffee maker leaking is a damaged container. Inspect the coffee maker container for any cracks or holes and replace if required.