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Not getting cold

The fan is running and I can hear the compressor running. although, the compressor sounds a little funny. It sounds like dripping water? Please help. Thanks

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    My sky box just stopped getting cold after 3 years of running great!!! Don't know how to fix it or who to call to fix it.

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Need to replace the relay overload switch

go to
appliancezone.com

part # 4387835

cost $ 26.00

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Its sounds like it working but its not gettig cold....any idea whatg might be wrong and how much it will cost to fix???? thanks


Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.


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Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Aug 23, 2010 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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My Maytag Sky box doeas not cool like it use to...... Lower compartments are colder than the top. Any info is greatly appreciated>thanks


This sounds like the compartment circulation fan is running slow. Check to see if it is running at full speed.

The circulation fan is supposed to run all of the time to keep the contents at an even temp. Also check the compartment door seals for damage. If the seal is damaged ambient air will cause the top of the compartment to warm up.

If you need help with manuals just respond here and I will get back to you.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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May 20, 2010 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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It does not continuously run and it is not cold


These units are not repairable.(per Maytag) The entire unit must be replaced.(per Maytag)

May 26, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Compressor runs constantly, fridge cools, but not as cold as new


If unit is running constantly, and not nearly as cold as it used to be, most likely a freon leak. Possibly a partially frozen over evap too. If evap is mostly clear except for about 5% of it, most probably a freon leak. Changing controls will probably not fix anything. Need to look into this a little deeper.

Good Luck and hope this gets it done for you.

May 10, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Skybox is freezing and making a humming noice.


The temperature in the SkyBox is controlled by the thermostat located within the beverage compartment. If set too high, product can feeze. In addition ice will build up behind the dispenser assembly. The ice buildup can eventually make contact with the circulating fan blade and cause a constant noise.
You should hear the compressor stop running as you turn down the cold control, but prior to reaching the "off" position. Select a lower setting for the cold control, and unplug the unit for 24 hours with door open to thaw out the ice build up. Reconnect power to resume normal operation.

Apr 04, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Hi my skybox stop cooling


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.

The cooling system operates on 120vac. The cold control inside the beverage compartment is an on demand switch that sends 120vac to the compressor when cooling is needed. There are no parts available for the compressor, so if it determined that power is reaching the compressor, the windings are ok, a 3 in1 hard start kit (Supco URCO210) can be installed by a qualified service technician.

Mar 16, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Skybox does not get cold


Reed.. I had the same problem.. a maytag repair guy could not fix it .. Thanks to someone in FIXYA I got the part I needed ($23.00) Whirlpool 4387835 relay. I called the repairman and he would not returned the call.. So I opened up the box myself and carefully looked at the parts , replace the wires one at a time (it was easy) now I have cold beer just in time for baseball season pool side....lol Good luck!

Louie

Feb 26, 2009 | 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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Maytag skybox cooling


Is it cooling at all? Do you hear the compressor start or just a buzz for a few seconds? This sounds like a compressor or compressor start relay failure. Unplug the machine. Access the compressor and remove the relay that is plugged to the side of it. Shake it and see if it sounds like there are a lot of loose pieces in it. Inspect it for burned spots. If you find either one of these, it is bad. If it doesn't rattle or appear burned then the compressor is probably bad. Even if it seems ok, I would try a new one on it anyway. They aren't usually very expensive. If the relay is not the problem, check your owners manual for the warranty info. The compressor may still be covered by warranty even if the rest of the unit is out of warranty.

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