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Condensation build up inside refrigerator

Is there a part to replace inside the refrigerator?
If so, where is it and is there a manual with detailed instructions?

Thanks for your help,

Jeff

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Usually condensation would come from a bad door seal make sure your door is closing properly and sealed all the way around.

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