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Low product light stays on

One rack of my skybox has the low product light on even though the rack is full. I've tried power cycling, etc. but the light stays on no matter what. This just happened fo seemingly no reason.

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Re: Low product light stays on

You can go to and purchase a new switch for the low product. It mounts on the back of the dispensing rack, item number is 18 on the assembly diagram. It is also possible that the existing switch has become unplugged from the board by ice buildup.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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The fan is located behind the bin dispenser assembly. It is a low voltage fan, and runs as soon as the SkyBox is plugged in. The thermostat controls only the compressor.

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An issue with the SkyBox involved a build up of frost and ice on the evaporator plate built into the wall behind the dispensor assembly. This build up insulated the product from the evaporator coil. It also caused the circulation fan to stop running. Unplug the unit and leave the door open for 24 hours. Plug it back in, set the thermostat indicator at the 11:00 position and close the door. See if this brings the temps back down to the 36 to 42 degree range, I hope this helps.

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Let me tall you what we have just learned...
1. When Whirlpool bought Maytag, they dumped the Skybox and all parts associated with it. The parts are no longer being manufactured from what they tell us.
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6. We are ordering parts from parts select so we have some.

I think we should find a way to rally together and get some cooperation form Whirlpool. $600+ is a bit much to spend for a couple of years use.

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