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Water drips from freezer and runs down to bottom of refrigerator, under slide out storage bins. After a few days, you need to mop up water. Otherwise it works great. What is wrong.

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Check your door seals they could of inavertntly been pulled from the channels. Allowing air from the outside to get in. Just a quick guess.

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