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I have a whirlpool side by side model # ED5VHGXMB10. It leaks water into the bottom of the freezer. I have re adjusted the water tube that dumps water into the ice maker thinking it was shooting over the catch basin. It seems to still be leaking and pooling in the bottom of the freezer. I assume it is leaking behind a panel in the back of the freezer. Thank you in advance for any help you can advise. duffy

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Below that panel in the freezer (evaporator cover) is the drain trough. Most likely it is clogged.
Using a baster, with hot water and bleach mixed deluge till it flows down to the drain pan underneath.

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