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Water dripping into refrigerator from the freezer

There is a mysterious water leakage into the meat bin and vegetable bin on the right side of my top freezer refrigerator. Also ice forms on the bottom of freezer only.  I actually have a bowl to catch the water so it doesn't get into the top drawer. It takes several days to fill up the bowl. I also never had the ice machine hooked up but I can't imagine that has anything to do with it. what could be the cause? thanks

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Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back of freezer..you may see ice build up...melt ice with hair dryer/heat gun...you will see a pan below evaporator...melt ice in pan...dry water up in pan with paper towel...now you should see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube...pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes..mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curatain wire or electrical wire..poke down the hole until you see the water drain..now it is clear..put back panel back and you are good to go. The reason you see water in the fridge is because the water has been leaking down the vent instead of the drain hole...If you need any further assistance please feel free to comment again. good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution thanks!

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