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Maytag side by side fridge model MSD2651HEW. The fan runs studying, the compressor is getting hot and no cold air on both sides. The fridge is about 5 years old. Please advise what I can do to fix this.

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is it frozen up? do you have any air flow thru the air tunnel from the freeze to the fridge? Check your air flow with the door switch pushed in. also check to see if the damper door opens... 1) if it is iced up you have a defrost problem. most likely a defrost timer. Turn off or unplug untill all the ice has melted off the evaporator back of the freezer..plug back in and it will work fine untill the ice builds up again. if this work you do have a defrost problem.. if not let me know and we can go deeper...

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unplug it for 24 hours plug it and see if the compresor is running if its trying to click on and off your start relay may be bad

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The black ball you are reffering to is the compressor.It is trying to start..that is the buzzing.The start,and overload relay is probably bad..hopefully.Because if it isn't the compressor may be bad.Where your wires plug into the compressor...this is the relay.it should come off fairly easy.It is much cheaper to replace this part..than buying a new fridge.For instance i buy them for g.e. refrigerators all the time from an appliance repair shop at cost,and they are less than 4 dollars for me.So I assume they aren't too expensive retail.

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Was the pressure ok before you changed the filter? The water valve itself could be partially plugged or the supply line may be filling with minerals. Usually happens in the piercing tap used to attacc to the house line. Difficult to say for sure without seeing the way it is installed. If it was just the drinking water I would suggest the reservoir being froze up but since it affects both look at my initial comments...
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