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Water dripping into refrigerator from cooling area

Water dripping into refrigerator from the where cold air blows into refrigerator (located at top in middle). There are two small openings on each side where cold air comes from; water is dripping from this area. Brand is a Roper - Model# RT20DKXFWO1 - Top Freezer

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Your defrost drain in the freezer is frozen closed.
Turn the fridge off.
Remove the rear freezer panel.
Remove the visible ice.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the drain hole in the back of the freezer in the center of the drain trough.

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