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I have a Skybox that along with everyone else seems to have a problem starting. I have tried the erp410 with no luck and also have ordered the replacement part #4387535, which came with a wire and two small pieces. I have no idea how to install this. The connection at the back of the skybox has a three prong device I had hooked up to the erp410 but I can't figure what goes where with the new pieces. Help. I really don't want to take this thing out back and shoot it.

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make a note of the gas type used and all the numbers and codes on the compressor. a good refrigeration spares supplier will be able to give an alternative. replacing a compressor is not a diy job

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look for ice blocking the door on the unit and causing it not to fully open , good luck

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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: Look for a Service Information on a Maytag Skybox MBV1976AAP

Go to Parts Direct.com and type in your model #

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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...

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