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Water collects on shelves in refrig.

Refrig. seems to work fine except water collecting on top of the left side crisper drawer. The unit has a top freezer and is approx. 16 cu.ft.

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Sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

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