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Maytag Skybox stays at 50 degrees all the time

This is the third time this has happened (the first two "thermostat" replacements were under warranty). Our skybox was working perfectly then we went down and we are stuck at 50 degrees again. The last two times this has happend, they said they replaced the thermostat (this may have been a generic term they used for my benefit). Either way, we were back to full, adjustable cooling after the replacement. Now, Whirlpool says they no longer make the parts for the Maytag Skybox - I don't know what our options are at this point. Please let me know what you think the problem is and how we can locate parts.
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The SkyBox was built for Maytag by a company in China. Production stoppedabout 2 1/2 years ago, and Maytag purchased ALL available service parts available at that time. As inventories are depleted, there will be no more parts available.
An issue with the SkyBox involved a build up of frost and ice on the evaporator plate built into the wall behind the dispensor assembly. This build up insulated the product from the evaporator coil. It also caused the circulation fan to stop running. Unplug the unit and leave the door open for 24 hours. Plug it back in, set the thermostat indicator at the 11:00 position and close the door. See if this brings the temps back down to the 36 to 42 degree range, I hope this helps.

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