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WE HAVE A WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE FREEZER WHICH COLLECTS A LOT OF WATER ON THE TOP SHELF AND SOMETIMES FILLS THE BOTTOM AND RUNS ON THE FLOOR. WE KEEP TOWELS ON THE TOP SHELF TO HELP, BUT IT'S A BIG PROBLEM. I'M THINKING IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE SELF DEFROSTER. WHAT CAN I DO SO IT DOES NOT CONTINUE TO DAMAGE MY KITCHEN FLOOR. MODEL #ET18PKXGW0 0 AND SERIAL # EH2526206

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