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Whirlpool top freezer leaking into refridgerator.

The freezer leaks water onto the top shelves of the freezer. Have already removed bottom shelf and back panel to clear out drain successfully. It's about three weeks now and the same thing is happening. Could it be the defrost heater? Timer? help!

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Sounds like you need to clean the drain again.. if Im understanding right you fixed it once already and lasted 3 weeks.. sound like it plugged up again.. make sure drip pan under evapurator is clean

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