Why Is My Liebherr Wine Fridge Leaking Water?

Liebherr is one of the most prominent manufacturers of wine coolers in the world and is built upon guaranteed high-quality and grand designs for its customers.

However, as with any wine cooler, it is always possible for minor leakages and malfunctions to occur and stop your Liebherr wine cabinets from functioning in their optimum state to store your wine in the perfect storage conditions.

Not all leaks are serious to your wine cooler as we will go on to discuss in this blog - however, if none of our suggestions seems to be doing the job, it is best to call in the help of a professional.

Throughout this blog, we are going to be giving you some suggestions on what you can be doing to stop your wine cooler from leaking without the help of a specialist mechanic.


Look Around Your Wine Cooler

The first thing to do is to have a quick look around your wine fridge to find the source of the problem whether it is coming from inside the cabinet, maybe a wire malfunction or even a drain pipe issue.

Discovering the source of the problem can mean that you can immediately find out whether you should call in the help of a professional if you see any damage to the cooler itself.

This can save you a lot of money overall as it means that you have no need to call in a professional for what may turn out to be a relatively minor fix that you could have done at home by yourself.



Condensation is the source of most non-serious leaks in wine coolers as it is impossible to completely remove as it is a naturally occurring process.

Most coolers come with a built-in prevention mechanism of some sort in order to deal with certain amounts of condensation however it will still be a problem moving forward.

Condensation occurs in wine coolers when warm air from outside of the cabin finds its way inside and becomes liquid after meeting the cold air.

Of course, there are plenty of ways in which we can prevent your cooler from facing elevated humidity levels as we will come to discuss further in this blog however it is a rather ever-present problem in the cooling industry.

If you have a freestanding wine cooler, make sure that the back of your unit has room for ventilation and if you have a built-in wine cooler then you should check inside your air vents and ensure that they are not blocked.


Drain Pipe Blockage

As we mentioned previously, wine coolers are built with drain pipes designed to filter out some of the condensation from inside the cabinet, leading it back outside.

One issue that you may face with your drain pipe is that it has become blocked or is overflowing, causing your wine cooler to leak water.

To fix this issue, you will need to take a small cotton bud and push it into the drain hole to clear any blockages. Then you will need to get a small cup of water to pour into the drain pipe and ensure it is all clear.


Give Your Wine Cooler Time To Settle

When buying a new wine cooler, it can be tempting to use it for all of your miscellaneous refrigerated items and use it constantly. However, it is important that you give your wine cooler some time to settle.

Wine coolers do not fare very well when they are filled to their full bottle capacity shortly after they are switched on, you should wait for a day or two before you fill them completely.

This can cause the compressor inside your cooler to overwork itself to bring the temperature down to a good temperature however if warm air has already collected in the cabin while being transported to your home, then this can cause your fridge to leak.

If you do find that there is water inside your fridge then this could be the most likely cause, until your cooler has settled you should keep your wine in its original position.


Reset Your Fridge Temperature

If your wine cooler is leaking, it could be due to a problem with your thermostat if your cabinet’s internal temperature constantly changing, as this can cause water to form on the inside of the fridge.

To fix this, try resetting your thermostat to the internal temperature and use a cup of water with a thermometer to place inside the cabinet in order to tell a more accurate internal temperature.

Come back and check your thermostat every 3-5 hours to ensure that it is remaining consistent and is back to working properly.

If this does not work, then this is definitely an issue with your thermostat and you should contact the manufacturer for it to get repaired.


Keep The Door Closed

One important thing to note is that you should open your wine fridge for a very short amount of time as this can lead to varying degrees of condensation building up on the inside of the fridge.

If you have the door open for up to one minute then this should not be an issue so long as you are not opening the door more than a few times per day.

This can be a very simple way to stop the build-up of condensation and reduce leaking issues in the future by being conscious of this in the future.



To conclude, there are plenty of reasons why your Liebherr wine fridge may be leaking water and is nothing to worry about for the most part. Most issues can be fixed by simple changes such as keeping the door closed and resetting the thermostat temperature.

Liebherr fridges are able to come in a variety of different formats such as multi-temperature wine cabinets and are perfect wine storage cabinets for long-term storage.

We hope that we have been able to help you with your wine cooler leaks and have offered some solutions towards fixing your issue.

If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch with our support team at 0333 577 6466 or email us at info@elitefridges.co.uk.

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