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Water is dripping slowly from under the freezer (top freezer)

Eventually water accumulates in refrigerator and drips to bottom under trays and drawers

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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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