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Maytag Skybox has stopped cooling

I have a Maytag Skybox which has stopped cooling. I see from the other posts here that it is commonly a relay problem. I see two different parts given to repair this, one is a Whirlpool 4387835 relay and overload and the other is a three-in-one relay/overload/capacitor (either a ERP410 or a Supco RC0410). Are these the same parts and does it matter which one I get? Also, can you provide me with instructions for how to replace this. I am an Electrical Engineer so I don't think it should be too hard, but it never hurts to have instructions. Also, can you email me a service manual for this unit. I have the owners manual but it is of absolutely no help. My email address is corey_lubahn@fpl.com. Thank you for your time.

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  • RrGuitars Mar 23, 2009

    Maytag Skybox has stopped cooling.

  • EEGS Mar 26, 2009

    I ordered part # 4387835 and it looks nothing like what I have.
    Did I get dooped???

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My skybox was still working, but every now and then it would sound like it was shorting out and the leds on the front would dim. Turns out the compressor was drawing too much amps due to a faulty starter relay. Upon reading alot of these posts, i took the advice and bought the whirlpool 4387835 kit. Only took me a couple minutes to swap it out and im back in business! Thanx
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Corey part # Whirlpool 4387835 relay fixed my problem.. just a few wires and your cold again.. just intime for baseball buy the pool..lol good luck
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The whirlpool part is the oem part and is the best part for your repair it should replace wire for wire and require very little instruction. the 3-n-1 will cause premature failure of the compressor and is not recommended. As far as I know there really isnt a service manual available for the skybox. It was a very limited production product that didnt stay available for very long. thnaks Peyton

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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).

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