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Small amount of water drips down from back/center top inside frig.

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It sounds like the drain is blocked in the freezer.unplug it,pull everything out of the freezer,remove the back inside wall of the freezer,melt out all ice with hair dryer,next you'll see a hole under the evap coil,that's the drain hole,you have to clear the drain line,i use a steemer to do this,if you don't have a steemer you need something that will blow through the line like a turkey baster or something like that,keep heating up the area around the drain opening,also you can heat up the ceiling in the fridge section with the hair dryer,open the fridge door,in the back middle where the ceiling and back wall meet heat up this area,this is where the drain runs into the back wall,when you think the drain is clear pour a half cup of hot water into the hole,if it drains you're done,if not keep at it ubtil you free it up.

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