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Water leaking from freezer onto top shelf of frig. has to be wiped once a day.

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You probably have a blocked or frozen drain hole in the freezer. This means that the water formed during defrost can't drain down to the evaporator tray beneath the fridge and instead goes through overflow holes into the refrigerator.

I posted about how I solved this problem in another post:
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