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Maytag Skybox The darn thing just won't cool drinks like it used to.. I have the temp turned way up high just to get somwthing out of it... this the only repeat problem i have had other than the freezing ice that stopped it from dispensing the top shelf drinks... Would like to try and have a new compressor put in but have no clue as to what size is appropriate or top off the freon if it is low, but there's no service port... Thanks in advance Reaper

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SOURCE: Skybox won't dispense anything

check the door where the cans come out. there is a sensor or the left side. if it is too far away from the door or if it's broken, it will do exactly what you said. i read somewhere that you can adjust the sensor closer to the door. i just bought one of the last one of these on the shelves 2 days ago and mine won't cool at all. stupid maytag..

Posted on Mar 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Maytag Skybox - Dispense Problem/Lights Flashing

I returned the machine to where I bought it. It not only didn't dispense, it also didn't refrigerate. sorry I don't have an answer for you.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Skybox by Maytag not cooling

our skybox just stopped cooling. i think the compressor kicks on but wont cool. can somebody please help me! thanks barbie

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Skybox MBV1976AAB Compressor Start Relay

I just ran into this problem on a friends Skybox. It would not cool, took apart and checked start capacitor... checked okay. I was about ready to diagnose the problem as the compressor itself, then I took apart the little white connector that plugs directly into the compressor itself. Inside this white, 3 prong connector there is a little round resistor plate. It was cracked up and fried. Both sides were craked and allowing the electricity to pass directly through the resistor, cause the start cap not to work at all and causing the thermal overload to trip out after a few seconds of a no-start. I temp fixed this by turning the round resistor, which now looked like a rectangle, to fit between both sides of contacts. Hoped this helped!

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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You will definitely need a professionals help here because if the freon/refrigerant has leaked out then there is a leak that needs to be found and repaired. Then the system must be dried completely before being recharged and this takes special tools and knowledge. Definitely a techs job. good luck!

Posted on Jul 20, 2011

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I have a SkyBox vending machine. It has stopped completely cooling the drinks. The get a bit cool, but don't get cold. I suspect that it is out of freon. Is this somehting I can fix myself or is there...


You will definitely need a professionals help here because if the freon/refrigerant has leaked out then there is a leak that needs to be found and repaired. Then the system must be dried completely before being recharged and this takes special tools and knowledge. Definitely a techs job. good luck!

Jul 20, 2011 | Maytag Skybox Beverage Vendor

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My maytag skybox does not cool very well even when turned all the way to high.


1) your box may be low on freon,
2) fault thermostat may cause unit run non stop,
causing evaporator to ice up and blocking air
circulation,
3) Dirt condensor thus reducing operation efficiency.

Check the simplest problem first - make sure condensor
coil is clean. if not, use a vacuum cleaner to clean condensor.

For # 2 is more likely if the evaporator has a fan.
If it has, check to see if it runs; it is behind the back panel inside box.
While at that, see if evaporator coil iced up. If it is defrost using hot water and turn it on setting thermostat to normal temp. setting.
If it work fine and later develops same problem, replace thermostat.

If the above 2 solutions don't solve the problem, call a technician to check freon.

Oct 11, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Maytag Skybox stays at 50 degrees all the time


The SkyBox was built for Maytag by a company in China. Production stoppedabout 2 1/2 years ago, and Maytag purchased ALL available service parts available at that time. As inventories are depleted, there will be no more parts available.
An issue with the SkyBox involved a build up of frost and ice on the evaporator plate built into the wall behind the dispensor assembly. This build up insulated the product from the evaporator coil. It also caused the circulation fan to stop running. Unplug the unit and leave the door open for 24 hours. Plug it back in, set the thermostat indicator at the 11:00 position and close the door. See if this brings the temps back down to the 36 to 42 degree range, I hope this helps.

Jan 26, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Skybox not cold


Sorry but it sounds like the same thing that happened to mine and my diagnosis by the repair guy was that the compressor is bad. The cost of repair? $400! Maytag only covers the compressor for ONE YEAR!

Nov 11, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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CAN A SKYBOX 'MAYTAG' BE PERMENENTLY INSTALLED OUTSIDE


The Maytag SkyBox is not a commercial vending machine. It is designed for INDOOR use only. The possibility of electric shock is likely from a unit that has gotten wet. In addition, the electronics are not designed to withstand the outdoor elements.

Aug 10, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Skybox by Maytag not cooling


our skybox just stopped cooling. i think the compressor kicks on but wont cool. can somebody please help me! thanks barbie

Jul 01, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Maytag SkyBox


For the soda name tags, I pulled logos off the internet and printed them the correct size on 20-pound paper. Different paper gives different translucence, so you might have to experiment to get the right amount of light coming through.
PS: thanks for the part no. on the relay

Apr 21, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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maybe bad fans and a dispenser motor post your email and iwill send you the svc manul so we can look into it deeper

Mar 03, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Skybox not cooling


you can not add coils but place a fan on it to help remove the heat faster by lowering the condenser temps

Jan 23, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Maytag Skybox Beverage Dispenser/Refrigerator


TroJo, Try PartSelect.com for Skybox parts. I ordered a part on Monday night and installed it on Wednesday night. The parts are not that hard to find. Appliance repair services can replace your compressor or add freon. Be sure you have plenty of ventilation behind your machine. Jonmon

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