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Chemical Smell and water drippping from top freezer into Frig

I have an old Hotpoint. (atleast ten. I came home one day to find water pooled in the bottom of the fridg. I was dripping down from the freezer compartment. I placed a bowl under the vent that was leaking water and it stopped dripping after a few days.
Also, there is a strong chemical solvant like smell in the freezer that almost burns my eyes. Lastly, I notice a random buzzing inside the freezer a few times per minute. It is random lasts for less than a second and sounds like an electrical problem to me.

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