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Bypass the flipper door sensor?

How can you bypass the flipper door sensor? it has 3 wires (1,2,and 3) Can you wire the sensor out?

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  • pigdawg May 31, 2008

    I have the same problem with has actually burnt the wiring.i was wondering if there was a wiring diagram of the skybox, so i can bypass this.My em address is


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The flipper door switch is there to prevent a second beverage from being dispensed before the first one has been removed. Broken bottles would be the result. The switch consists if a very small magnet in the flipper door, and a small circuit board with a hall effect sensor. Verify the magnet is there. Unplug the Skybox and carefully remove the circuit board. You will see corrosion from the moisture on the board. Use a small stiff brush with a water and baking soda solution to remove the corrosion. The board, except for the sensor at the edge of the board, can be lightly coated with blue electrical silicone (found at any auto parts store) to prevent the corrosion from reoccurring. Replace the board and enjoy. I hope this helped.

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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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I thought I had a flipper door sensor problem but what was actually wrong was the magnet was missing from the door that tripped the sensor. That was a fun $4 magnet purchase.

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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 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 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 (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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