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I have Maytag Skybox looking for ''flipper door'' BOARD W/SENSOR. have looked everywhere I think. all say ''nla''. hope someone knows where i can find one. thanks Anthony

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Sears Parts Direct has all the parts for the Maytag Skybox. To find the Skybox just do a parts search for MBV1976AAB

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    I just wanted to post how I repaired my flipper sensor board (11001182 ) for my Skybox Beverage Dispenser to help the next person looking for this impossible to find part. I repaired mine by removing the flipper sensor board and replaced the Hall Effect switch (looks like a transistor) with another one using part number A3213EUA-T (google it. Its also available on Amazon funny enough). If you are handy with a soldering iron this is an easy fix. On mine the circuit trace near the screw through hole on the circuit board was also damaged so I soldered a wire across it after scraping it clean. I then coated everything with black silicone glue to help keep the moisture under control and put it back in. Works perfectly.

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Problem may be the PCB board (w/Sensor) for the Flipper Door. It has a tendency to become corroded due to condensation that can build up by the door. Maytag replacement part number is 11001182. Part is hard to find. I was able to get one after much searching. Within 3 days it was out of stock again.

To combat the condensation (and ICE build up on the rear main board), turn the fridge down to half and keep the front lights off as much as possible. You may want to play with the settings a little depending on the area of the country you are in (dry Arizona as opposed to wet Washington State) but you shouldn't have to go below half.

Even though the lights are flouresent, they still throw off a lot of heat which causes condensation. The fridge runs longer to combat the heat so the added moisture freezes in the back (where the cooling elements are) and the condensation builds up in the front where the sensor and heat source is. It's cool enough in front to hinder evaporation and because the fridge runs longer you don't get that defrost period (if you will) in the back that regular frost free refrigerators or freezers have, thus the ice build up. This will greatly reduce condensation but may not get rid of it all. The front door is not to well insulated. Hope this helps.

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read a post that said to manipulate the sensor a little, but when I found out where the sensor was (it is in the back of the door, behind the panel just to the right of the opening and the flap behind two screws) I found that there was nothing wrong with the sensor at all. The problem was simply that my door flap was not closing completely (and thus not tripping the sensor). It seems that if the door does not close completely that the machine thinks that there is a jam. I held the flap down completely and pushed the button and out came a drink from any button. I cleaned the flap and lubricated it with a little WD40 and BAM, back in business. I could not believe it was something so simple. It took two minutes to fix! Hope your has the same so it can be that simple.
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Looks like I found the answer to the problem of Skybox not dispensing. I replaced the sensor in the dispensing door and my Skybox now works great!
Part is available from partselect.com just look up your Skybox model number, mine was Skybox model MBV1976AAB. The diagram on the website should show you the exploded view of the door section of your Skybox. You are looking for partselect.com part number 901892 or on the exploded view it will be number 21. The Maytag part number is 11001182, board flipper sensor. My Skybox had been down for two years and now works again!

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I have the same problem with my skybox. Will not dispense. I found a web site that has the part to fix the problem.Have not fixed it my self yet but this should do the trick.(repair clinic.com)Item#1066720. (board,pcb flipper door)The sensor burns out do to condestation.The sensor is in the door next to the flipper door.Removing this should be no problem with any kind of skill level.Good luck.

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