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I have a Roper model RTATXKQ refrigerator that drips water from the freezer into the refrigerator compartment near the back where the air flows. I found some ice buildup on the freezer bottom about 1/8" thick and removed it thinking I solved the problem. The ice however has built up once more and is dripping into the refrigerator again. Can you help? Thanks, Paul

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