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Kenmore upright fridge--freezer door drips when cleaning

I am cleaning my upright frost-free fridge. As the fridge and freezer are warming up, the freezer door starts dripping at both lower corners. It is a slow drip, but it has not stopped after an hour. Why is this happening?

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Condensation has formed and frozen behing the door panel. You can live with it, or take apart the panel and dry it out - you may have to replace some insulation. Hope this helps!

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