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Skybox by Maytag Not Cooling

Hello all. I have a very nice Skybox by Maytag. It looks and runs great. All the lights work, the dispensing mechanisms all work flawlessly, the fans run great.....only on problem. It doesn't get cold. The compressor appears to kick on and gets hot to the touch, but it never cools the inside of the unit. I have been doing a lot of research on here and I see a lot of relay stuff. Could the relay/overload be the problem even if the compressor is still kicking on? The reason I think it may be is because occasionally when the compressor goes to kick on, I hear a loud click from the area of the compressor, and nothing happens. If I unplug it and plug it back in, most of the time the compressor will start....but when it does, it still doesn't cool. Relay replacement or trash it?

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SOURCE: frigerator runs constanly till compresser gets to hot

Sounds like it might be the thermostat
sensor bulb is defective see if you can
turn the refrigerator off with the thermostat
the defrost heater is supposed to heat up
enough to open the defrost thermostat

Make sure the defrost timer works to
turn on lhe heater & turn off the defrost tstat
turn the power off and check the tstat & defrost
heater for continuity check to see if tstat open
and closes when you turn the knob,

if you remove the tstat you can check the
bulb in ice water and warm water aborv 40
to see if tstat cycles on and off

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Did you wire the 3 wires on the overload / relay correctly ?

Posted on May 25, 2010

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Hi,
You can try the capacitor and relay first, but you may have a fried compressor...the click is the compressor trying to start...
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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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Posted on Aug 11, 2010

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SOURCE: maytag refrigerator Model mff2557heb wont cool

The compressor in your refig is bad. whats happening is when you let the compressor cool down it will run for a while then it starts binding internally until it gets to the point of humming and clicking. only repair is replacing the compressor. sorry for the bad news...

Posted on Oct 03, 2012

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