Question about Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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The vending on my maytag skybox stopped working

Any idea what parts I need to replace if my machine still cools but the vending machine is not working?

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What do the led's do when you try to dispense a product?

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SOURCE: maytag skybox stopped cooling

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).

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Skybox by Maytag not cooling

our skybox just stopped cooling. i think the compressor kicks on but wont cool. can somebody please help me! thanks barbie

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Skybox MBV1976AAB Compressor Start Relay

I just ran into this problem on a friends Skybox. It would not cool, took apart and checked start capacitor... checked okay. I was about ready to diagnose the problem as the compressor itself, then I took apart the little white connector that plugs directly into the compressor itself. Inside this white, 3 prong connector there is a little round resistor plate. It was cracked up and fried. Both sides were craked and allowing the electricity to pass directly through the resistor, cause the start cap not to work at all and causing the thermal overload to trip out after a few seconds of a no-start. I temp fixed this by turning the round resistor, which now looked like a rectangle, to fit between both sides of contacts. Hoped this helped!

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Replacement for Skybox compressor

The solution is too change refrigertants, Enbraco makes the PW4.5hk11. its a little over sized and you'll need to switch to hot shot.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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my skybox run but my beverages is not getting cold,can you tell me what i need to do,or where i can i take it to get fix?

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Maytag skybox stopped cooling Skybox stopped cooling. Sounds like the relay will kick on briefly and then click off. Everything else works. I took the back panel off and could hear the relay clicking on...


The relay on your box is damaged.. You have to get it replaced.. Not to be tried by a novice but if you have some experience in electronics it can be fixed by you. The relay costs around 75$. Good luck!

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before replacing parts. unplug it and from back and under neath get all the dust out,best to blow air in there to remove dust than plug it back in and leave it on number 3 setting for 6 to 8 hours than if cold you can adjust the settings.
or part location is at www.maytage.com/skybox parts
Good Luck Im pretty sure you won't need to buy part's after air cleaning

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Hi my skybox stop cooling


The SkyBox operates with two individual systems. The dispenser assembly, the LED indicators and the circulating fan operate on a low voltage circuit. The circulating fan runs anytime the SkyBox is plugged in.

The cooling system operates on 120vac. The cold control inside the beverage compartment is an on demand switch that sends 120vac to the compressor when cooling is needed. There are no parts available for the compressor, so if it determined that power is reaching the compressor, the windings are ok, a 3 in1 hard start kit (Supco URCO210) can be installed by a qualified service technician.

Mar 16, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Go to www.apdepot.com and enter your model number under Brand :Maytag you will see a parts breakdown and you can buy it online

Oct 20, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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you need the numbers off the compresser to get the BTU of it before that question can be answered. But your right this is a non replacement part (you cant buy it) it may cross but need cooling capacity first

Jul 28, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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our skybox just stopped cooling. i think the compressor kicks on but wont cool. can somebody please help me! thanks barbie

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For the soda name tags, I pulled logos off the internet and printed them the correct size on 20-pound paper. Different paper gives different translucence, so you might have to experiment to get the right amount of light coming through.
PS: thanks for the part no. on the relay

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