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How to replace overload relay in Maytag Skybox

I have purchased the overload relay based on the recommendation of Mike one of the local experts and a great guy. Of course the parts came with no instructions, and I don't have any wiring diagrams. I'm by no means an expert, but not a complete moron with a set of tools. When I removed the back vented panel and the plastic cover exposing the relay....the parts I have ordered, and the parts I see, are not the same, so it's not a simple "swap" of parts. Does anyone have diagrams, or instructions on how to replace this unit? Please email jbaldwin22@sympatico.ca with any info.

Thx in advance for your efforts.

Josh

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  • neostyle Jan 23, 2009

    The overload relay is attached to the compressor. I have since swapped out the old unit, and put in the new pieces ( any non expert doing this swap should know that the replacement unit from appliancezone.com is in 2 pieces instead of 1. Wiring is still the same.....Nonetheless, the swap is done but the skybox still doesn't work. The compressor runs, the copper coolant line ices up, but the fridge itself does not cool even after hours of run time. If I turn the thermostat to off, and then back on, after the unit has been running for a while, the round black relay attached to the overload relay makes a puffing sound, the ring turns green, and everything shuts off. It was also recommended that I replace the transformer and capacitor......any thoughts? Where do you get this part? Thx Josh jbaldwin22@sympatico.ca

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I'm not sure what you mean by "overload relay". I designed the electronic controls for Skybox. I have some parts, all of the schematics. I do not have any of the refridgeration components.
I just ran across your question looking for Skybox graphic panels for mine. I'm not sure how I can get you what you need.
Gary

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