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Maytag skybox. I installed hard start correctly... Not hearing any noises or feeling any warmth. I checked continuity and I'm not getting any readings. What's the problem

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You need to be more specific about where you are taking readings.

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Sounds like the refrigerant gas has leaked out. Any reputable refrigeration engineer can fix this.

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

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Is it cooling at all? Do you hear the compressor start or just a buzz for a few seconds? This sounds like a compressor or compressor start relay failure. Unplug the machine. Access the compressor and remove the relay that is plugged to the side of it. Shake it and see if it sounds like there are a lot of loose pieces in it. Inspect it for burned spots. If you find either one of these, it is bad. If it doesn't rattle or appear burned then the compressor is probably bad. Even if it seems ok, I would try a new one on it anyway. They aren't usually very expensive. If the relay is not the problem, check your owners manual for the warranty info. The compressor may still be covered by warranty even if the rest of the unit is out of warranty.

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SOURCE: maytag skybox schematic

there is a basic schematic on the back of the unit

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag skybox start relay is bad

you need to change the overload relay ---- there is a company called appliancezone.com

they sell the overload relay unit with all the parts for $26.00

email me back if you cant find it---- put in the model # for the skybox unit and you will see the item

item # 4387835

this is the problem -- if this relay goes bad the compressor will stay on and not supply cold air to the unit ----

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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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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If it's not cooling and the internal lights and fan are working, then the problem is either the start relay or the overload relay. I checked the model number you posted and I didn't get any information for the number. Please double check the number that is posted inside the unit. In the mean time, take a look at this relay kit. It is a combination start relay, run capacitor and overload relay all in one. Usually the start relay will run you around $25.00 alone so this is what I use to repair this type of problem at a fraction of the cost. Again, please check that model number again and I will get you the pricing for the individual parts. It is best to replace all the relays if one goes out.Here is a link to the ERP410 relay kit.
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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...


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First you need to find out if the compressor is kicking on or not. If it isn't then it could be the starting capacitor (item 23), start relay (item 7) or the compressor itself. Since you had it outside I would suspect the capacitor or relay. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Maytag-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-MBV1976AAB/3048/0168000/M0510224/00001

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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.

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Maytag did not offer any parts for the compressor on the SkyBox. Purchase a SUPCO URCO410 relay/overload/capacitor kit and install it per the instructions on the package.

May 02, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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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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Is it cooling at all? Do you hear the compressor start or just a buzz for a few seconds? This sounds like a compressor or compressor start relay failure. Unplug the machine. Access the compressor and remove the relay that is plugged to the side of it. Shake it and see if it sounds like there are a lot of loose pieces in it. Inspect it for burned spots. If you find either one of these, it is bad. If it doesn't rattle or appear burned then the compressor is probably bad. Even if it seems ok, I would try a new one on it anyway. They aren't usually very expensive. If the relay is not the problem, check your owners manual for the warranty info. The compressor may still be covered by warranty even if the rest of the unit is out of warranty.

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