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Maytag Skybox I just wanted to thank you for providing the solution to the skybox cooling problem. I did not want to get rid of it but I knew Maytag would be no help. I would never have thought in a million years that I could replace a compressor relay and overload assembly, yet with your detailed instructions I am once again enjoying cold beverages! And I won't be inviting the Maytag repairman over for a beer anytime soon! Thanks again. Keith Jacksonville, FL

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    skybox does not cool anymore

  • Eburt Dec 22, 2008

    Could you please share the detailed instructions? I'd hate to lose the Skybox - had it for 4+ years with no issues until yesterday.

    Thank you,
    Eric (
    St. Louis

  • rjsizemore01 Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem with cooling would someone send me the info on where to get the part and the part #

  • ishou1080 Feb 05, 2009

    i have the same problem. Need the instructions as well. please help

  • piazza Feb 08, 2009

    have the same cooling issues- can I get instructions please

  • tamiholman Feb 08, 2009

    I have a problem with the Skybox not cooling as well. All it does it is click when we turn it on. Can you please send the instructions on how to fix this as well???

  • jocker16 Feb 08, 2009

    My SkyBox is 5 years old and it does not keep drinks as cold as it used to. I probably have the exact same problem. I was told to clean the fan-but when I remove the back panel there is no accessible fan. Can someone please tell me (as I noticed several other people have the same problem) how to fix it. It is located about 10 feet from my television and is just as important (as I only use it for beer) during football season-Thank You-Jim Sullivan-


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Good to hear another skybox lives...thanks for the kind words. alex

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The SkyBox operates with two individual systems. The dispenser assembly, the LED indicators and the circulating fan operate on a low voltage circuit. The circulating fan runs anytime the SkyBox is plugged in.

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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.

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