Question about Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

1 Answer

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

Could that be the compressor or the relay switch. are either one of them available to buy. please reply as soon as possible. i love the box, but it will not cool.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    I have the same problem that the compressor does not run and it does not cool.



    Where do yo get the relay parts?



    Fred

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

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

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need a universal starter relay for model 1976AAB sky box compressor. I was informed that I required #61005504 part and it was not correct. The relay fits over a three pin compressor contact.


Chick, you may want to take a look at 'Solution 1' on this FixYa thread for the part number you're looking for.
Not sure if you're having the same issue I was with my Skybox (unit stopped getting cold, compressor would attempt to click on for 8-10 seconds, then click off), but I just followed steps from the video krause28 provided on 'Solution 9' of this FixYa thread and I'm up and running.
Just completed it today and it's working now, so I don't have any long-term results yet, but hopefully that does it.
Good luck! -TD

Oct 13, 2010 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

1 Answer

When i turn on my beer machine. It turns on and then makes a click noise and shuts down. No cooling at all anymore


What your hearing is the KliXon thermal overload tripping. The compressor is not starting and the thermal overload is trying to protect the compressor.

This can be caused by 3 things.

1. A locked rotor on the compressor. (bad news)
2. A failed PTC relay on the compressor
3. A failed run capacitor.

Usually a PTC relay and a run capacitor will bring it back to life unless the compressor is actually seized.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Kelly

May 20, 2010 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

2 Answers

My Matag Skybox compressor will not turn on. I can here it clicking and trying to come on.


HI. This is a strong indication of starter/overload relay failure. This clicking noise is coming directly fromm the relay device. it is damaged. this relay is the main starter of the compressor unit. It receives a signal from the main PCB. Once the power signal is received, the relay will regulate the starting, and stopping of the compressor, via control board and thermostat assembly. The failed relay will need to be replaced, asap. Once replaced, the unit will operate correctly. The relay is mounted on the side of the compressor. Once the bracket, and terminal wires are removed, you can gently pull it away form the compressor, to check the contacts and connections for corrosion. If any of the contacts or terminal connections are worn, replace them. Worn contacts, or corroded connections will not allow for proper current flow.

NOTE_ I would advise to locate the clicking. Make sure its coming form the compressor/relay location. There are some units of this nature out there that are fixed(compressor and relay intergraion). If this is the case, simply replace the entire compressor unit. If the clickiong is coming from the main control board(PCB), the PCB, will be the culprit.

Dec 01, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

1 Answer

Need relay switch, can't find one.


Hi Linda do you have the relay number on it? if you do please post here and I will tell you where you can buy the relay.

Aug 26, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

2 Answers

Skybox by maytag quit cooling


lhdmd1...I have a similiar problem and have just started looking for a fix. If I find a solution I'll send you a message.....if you find a fix I would appreciate could you please share.

Jul 07, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

1 Answer

Replacement compressor for maytag skybox soda dispenser M#MPV1976AAP


A replacement compressor was NEVER made availible for this product. Be sure the problem is not just the start relay and overload. Buy a SUPCO URCO41 from an appliance parts distributor (www.marcone.com) for about $25.00. The installation instructions are on the package.

May 06, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

1 Answer

Maytag skybox soda dispensor does not get cold


sounds like the comp relay is bad or the compressor itself is bad the relay is inexpensive and easy to replace. the compressor on the other hand is not available to be replaced for this unit as well as cost prohibitive.

Jan 22, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser Logo

126 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Vending Machines Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4636 Answers

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Are you a Maytag Vending Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...