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Ordered a generic relay switch for my older whirpool freezer old one has only one prong for the red wire the new one has four does it matter which one i hook the red wire to

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It sureshould matter, did the new awitch not come with an instruction???

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I do not have a skybox problem ... I was looking at Starter relay information and skybox guy posted starter relay info ... I decided to pay for help ... Frigidaire Gallery side by side DFRS26ZSHB2 ... no...


If it's not cooling and the internal lights and fan are working, then the problem is either the start relay or the overload relay. I checked the model number you posted and I didn't get any information for the number. Please double check the number that is posted inside the unit. In the mean time, take a look at this relay kit. It is a combination start relay, run capacitor and overload relay all in one. Usually the start relay will run you around $25.00 alone so this is what I use to repair this type of problem at a fraction of the cost. Again, please check that model number again and I will get you the pricing for the individual parts. It is best to replace all the relays if one goes out.Here is a link to the ERP410 relay kit.
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Compressor problem, installing the Supco 3-in-1 Relay


Hi, If the 3 posts are top center and bottom right left, the black wire goes top the top center post. The red wire will go to the bottom right and the white goes to bottom left.
If the posts are bottom center and top right left, the black goes on bottom center and the red goes top left. The white goes top right.
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I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Jul 02, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Skybox parts # 4387535 installation issues


You don't need to keep the round metal piece or the black wire that you take. The replacement part (flat one) is installed in its place. Put it in first, attach the green wire to it, and then put the two prong piece and install the wires (blue, white and brown) as you took them off the original part.

Apr 17, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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When i turn the box on all it does is click.


I had the same problem and maytag was no help.. someone from FIXIT.com emailed me with the solution so I will do the same.. buy part # 4387835 relay switch from Whirlpool (about $23.00) You can open the back unplud the old switch and replace the wires, it is simple. the top wire that is unpluged I did not replace., I plugged that back in and it worked.. I have good beer again
Good Luck
Louie

Feb 17, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Msj2222 - you got your Skybox working - can you help me??


dont have a picture, but when you replace it -- switch the wire one wire at a time---- very easy to do --- the overload relay and cover are on the left side of the back of unit ---- looking straight at the back -- switched item out and works like new

Dec 30, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Replacement starter relay for skybox MBV1976A...


i lost track of the way the wires go on starter relay. can someone please let me know or send diagram, for the 3 wires. Any help would be appreciated.

Jul 04, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Skybox will not get cold.compresser comes on and goes right back off


IM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH MY SKYBOX MODEL#MBV1976AAB, I HAVE HAD THIS UNIT FOR ABOUT 3.5 - 4 YEARS AND NEVER HAVE I HAD A PROBLEM I LOVE IT. LASTNIGHT I FILLED UP THE MACHINE WITH ALL OF OUR FAVORITE BEVERAGES I WOKE THIS MORNING TO FIND THAT IT ISN'T GETTING COLD IN FACT YOUCAN HEAR THE UNIT ON BUT NOTHING IS GETTING COLD. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY FOR THIS PURCHASE NOT TO HAVE IT DIE ON ME IN SUCH A SHORT WHILE.PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT: ALYSIA.FITZ@YAHOO.COM

Jun 20, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Maytag skybox stopped cooling


I just replaced my in-pieces starter relay and thermal swich with a Whirlpool 4387535 kit. My Skybox has been working fine ever since.

Note I had the same symptoms as other posts of the compressor turning on/off continuously (but no cooling)...I believe what was happening is that the starter relay would allow current to flow to initially start the compressor, but would never stop providing current to it after it had already started (as it should) thus in a few seconds the thermal switch would sense this and trip / remove power to the compressor...then this cycle would start all over once the thermal switch cooled down again and let power back to the compressor...

This kit is evidently the newer style of what is on the original Skybox compressors (functionally speaking)...the new starter relay looks and installs like the old one, but the thermal switch is different and you need to remove the old one (follow the black wire on the top post of the compressor back a little to a small black round thing with a flexible metal piece inside). The good news is that once you remove it, it already has the correct spade lug on the wire to plug directly into the new thermal switch which sits right on the top lug of the compressor above the starter relay.

Note I'm not a service tech, just a Skybox owner who was/is tired of Maytag disowning this product and calling it a "throwaway" when any part of it stops working (and all local authorized service centers laughing when asked to repair one).

Continuing on with my rant a little, I also see other posts on the internet which also state "throwaway" when you actually have a bad compressor because you can't get direct replacements anymore - my friend who does AC work on the side said he most certainly could put another compressor in there from probably just about any other mini-fridge...he just noted that it is a small place to do it so the replacement compressor form factor will have to be considered. He stated you may get a little more or less cooling efficieny but who cares if you really want to keep your machine working that you can't buy anymore (nor get a close alternative).

Mar 13, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Maytag Skybox MBV1976AAB Compressor Start Relay


Hi, Relay switches can be found easily on amazon, take a look here: Check out TRENDnet latest products. Wish you best of luck.
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Nov 15, 2007 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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