Question about Kenmore 18.3 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator w/Through-the-Door Water Dispenser

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I have a Kenmore 18 refrigerator (freezer on top). When we open the refrigerator door, water drips down from the inside door panel.

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Check you door and door gasket to make sure you have a good seal. What happens is warm air and moisture is getting in and condensing on the panel. I hope this helps. Please leave feedback. Thanks

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