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Water dripping from the top (bottom of freezer) onto top shelf.

I have a Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator Model # 70182000 that drops water onto the top shelf from the bottom of the freezer. This occurs and is wiped up two to three times daily. I have never seen it accumulate. Once I found a water droplet on the inside hanging from the top. I have checked the drain tube in the back that travels to the evaporator pan under the fridge. It is dry and appears not to be getting any water. What can I do to locate the drip and how. It seems to be a defrost or cycle problem. I am not sure how to disassemble or where to start to look for a clogged drain or line in the freezer or top area of the fridge unit.

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You have defrost problem

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