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Water gushed out freezer door, possible solenoid problem?

Water was leaking out onto the floor, opened freezer door and water gushed out, we turned off water to fridge, then turned it back on-now no ice cubes are being made but we are able to get drinking water. Fridge is a Kenmore side-by-side, model 59652679201

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The drain is clogged. The drain is usually located inside the freezer on the bottom shelf to the rear. Use a meat baster and a solution of 1 tsp. baking soda and 2 cups of hot water-not boiling to unclog the drain. You probably also have about 1/2 inch of ice build-up on the bottom shelf. This will have to be removed first.

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