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Water dripping from top of fridge

Same problem described in previous post. Water is dripping from the freezer into the fridge

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Remove the back panel of the freezer at the bottom you will see a drain hole....this is where the water is supposed to go when the freezer defrosts itself..its going to be solid ice heat up some water almost boiling and pour it into the hole until it starts to drain...

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