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Freezer leaks into refrigerator

Roper model rt21lmxkq08
inside the top refrigerator on either side of the light in the rear there are two square holes that drip water

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The most likely cause for this is the defrost condensate collector tray below the evaporator is frozen over and the back panel in the back of freezer will need to be removed after disconnecting the power. Then defrost the tray and pour warm water with a mixture of Clorox in the drain to make sure the water drains to the pan below the refrigerator that is near the compressor. If you continue to have problems I will send links that may be more helpful for this problem. Sea Breeze

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment.
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Sorry it took me so long to get back to ya!
It sounds as if the return air ducts have frozen over.  the square holes your talking about are returns. so lets follow these instructions for cleaning the drain and while your at it you can def the return air at the same time. 
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