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Water leak from freezer

We took out the ice cube maker because it was not allowing ice cubes to be dispensed. We had to chip out the ice and then put it back in. After we did this, the next morning we noticed that water was on the floor and we saw water spraying out in the freezer when the ice maker tried to work. What is going on? Did we break something?

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Two possibilities. Water leaking fro ice maker or the drain is blocked behind the back panel inside freezer. I will send links soon on how to fix it. Sea Breeze

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