Tip & How-To about Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

Dispensing Problems

I have just replaced a rack in a Skybox and did some disassembly to see what I could find. On the backside of each rack is a hub in which the drive motor mounts. Inside that hub is a card with two sensors on it which the white ribbon with the 4 wires connects to. One sensor is for the "Home" position which the dispensor goes to if it is empty. The other sensor reads a small piece of metal embedded in the flap which tucks up under the dispensing drum. It is not the flap which is just about horizontal as you you look into the machine. This piece of metal is sensed and tells the machine whether the flap has returned signalling if the machine is jammed. Ensure that this flap moves freely and move it around to see if the jam disappears. This is likley why many jams disappear if you open the door and close it firmly.

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Low product light stays on


You can go to partselect.com and purchase a new switch for the low product. It mounts on the back of the dispensing rack, item number is 18 on the assembly diagram. It is also possible that the existing switch has become unplugged from the board by ice buildup.

Jan 25, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Rack Not Dispensing, Looking For a Replacement Motor


Let me tall you what we have just learned...
1. When Whirlpool bought Maytag, they dumped the Skybox and all parts associated with it. The parts are no longer being manufactured from what they tell us.
2. We have had our unit less than 3 years and replaced the two center motors and have the bottom one going out now.
3. We are having cooling and icing up issues.
4. When you speak with Whirlpool they are unwilling to help.
5. We have gone to electrical supply and repair folks and since the motors are not marked, they say it could be one of about 1000!.
6. We are ordering parts from parts select so we have some.

I think we should find a way to rally together and get some cooperation form Whirlpool. $600+ is a bit much to spend for a couple of years use.

Jan 12, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Maytag Skybox "Is this normal?"


I have intermittent problems with one dispenser and disassembled the system1.gif and swapped drive motors for the dispensers. The problem followed the motor. Partselect.com shows that they sell the individual rack assemblies but I have not yet ordered one. I am trying electrical supply stores to see if I can just buy the motor but I doubt they will be able to track it as it has no markings.

Jan 02, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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cannot get soda to dispense


Sounds like the child lock is turned on. Have you checked that?

Dec 27, 2007 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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won't dispense


Replace the flap door switch. You can order from www.partselect.com @ about $21 shipped.

Apr 19, 2007 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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