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My Kenmore refrigerator is making dripping sound

My Kenmore refrigerator is making sound as if water is dripping inside but I do not see any leak on the floor.

It was intermittent in the beginning but now it is continuous.

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Mine does same, there is no water on floor or around base of machine in back or sides. Most modern refrigerators have a cycle which uses a heating element to thaw out the coils and the water drips into a pan and naturally evaporates with or without a fan. That is how a defrostless refrigerator works. If the sound is continuous I suspect that there might be an "ice dam" buildup which could be approached by unplugging the machine long enough to allow it to melt or perhaps the heat element might be inadequate.

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