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Refrigerator side of a Maytag side by side refrigerator not cold

Refrigerator side of a Maytag side by side refrigerator, model number MSD2556AEW, not cold

Unit seems not be able to defrost automatically

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Maytag MSD2556AEW; Fridge and freezer not cold

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