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Refrigerator top freezer leaks into the bottom refrigerator.

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The drain in the back of your freezer is frozen. When the defrost cycle runs, the water has no where to go except through the panel into your refrigerator.

Turn the refrigerator off. Take everything out of the freezer and store it someplace for a few hours. You can either let the freezer thaw on its own or help it out a bit. If you want to speed the process, remove the rear and bottom panels from the inside of the freezer to expose the coils and the bottom pan. Stay away from the coils. Melt/chip away all of the ice in the pan. With a hair dryer, melt the ice in the back of the pan. Soon you will see the drain - concentrate on melting the ice in it. Some hot water and a sponge can help speed the drain clearing process. When the water drains freely, finish drying out the rest of the freezer and reassemble the rear and bottom panels. Turn the refrigerator back on, and you are good to go.

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