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We are getting water on the top shelf of the refrigerator under the freezer. Our model number is 46-81152 purchased on 6-16-97 Mike O'Malley

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That is not a good model number. Model number tag is located in the fresh food section. I will assume that it is a top freezer. If so. Defrost drain hole is blocked. Water cannot drain to defrost pan under unit in the back by compressor. If this is the case, water has to go somewhere. Right to the top shelf in freshfood section. I am sorry Mike, I can only guess without a model number to look up system. One other thing, and check this first. If the controls are located in the back. On the left side is a little trough that will pull out. It gets clogged up. Pull out and remove obstruction. It is part of the drain system. If clogged, defrost water goes on top shelf in fresh food section. A lot of typing. Hope this helps you.

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YOUR DRAIN FROM FREEZER TO DRAIN PAN IS CLOGGED,LOOK INSIDE TOP BACK OF REFRIG. SHOULD BE DRAIN HOPPER,REMOVE AND CLEAR OUT DRAIN,THANKS-MIKE

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