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Reconnecting/routing water lines after replacing inlet valve

Mice chewed thru all our plastic water lines while our whirlpool ED25EU was in storage. I replaced the inlet valve, but I can't figure out exactly how to route the lines.....I believe I have the lines correct from the inlet to & from the filter, & then also from the valve out to the resevoir, but I don't see how the resevoir line coming out of the fridge box gets to the water dispenser....I just dont see a connection anywhere. Any description or diagrams of the line routing would be a great help!

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Different sized lines(should be anyway, but from the valve ,to the filter housing, then into refrig compartment(sits in a resivoir tank) then back out to the front of the freezer door hinge

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