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Model GE TBX16SPCL Water dripping from vent at top of fridge compartment. Fridge and freezer regulating temp properly. No other issues. The dripping water is very cold. Thanks, Michael

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Michael, I live in an apartment that has this model. I had a similar problem that the apartment maintenance man concluded was a clogged vent. I don't no precisely what he did to fix it but it involved opening the vent compartment and cleaning it out. Be sure to take everything off the shelves of the refrigerator before your start because it makes a mess. Good luck.

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