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Compressor I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THE COMPRESSOR CLICKS ON FOR A FEW SECONDS ,THEN SHUTS OFF. I'TS OVERLOADING. DO YOU THINK THE PROBLEM IS THE COMPRESSOR OR SOMETHING ELSE THAT MAKES THE COMPRESSOR OVERLOAD. PLEASE HELP, ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATTED.

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    I have replaced capacitor and still have same problem what else?

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You need to put a new run capacitor on the compressor.My dad was given one the other day by someone who couldn't get it working either.They were going to throw it away thinking the compressor was bad but it was just the capacitor bad.
From the posts I see on here looks like Maytag had a bad batch of capacitors.Hope this helps you.

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When i turn on my beer machine. It turns on and then makes a click noise and shuts down. No cooling at all anymore


What your hearing is the KliXon thermal overload tripping. The compressor is not starting and the thermal overload is trying to protect the compressor.

This can be caused by 3 things.

1. A locked rotor on the compressor. (bad news)
2. A failed PTC relay on the compressor
3. A failed run capacitor.

Usually a PTC relay and a run capacitor will bring it back to life unless the compressor is actually seized.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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HI. This is a strong indication of starter/overload relay failure. This clicking noise is coming directly fromm the relay device. it is damaged. this relay is the main starter of the compressor unit. It receives a signal from the main PCB. Once the power signal is received, the relay will regulate the starting, and stopping of the compressor, via control board and thermostat assembly. The failed relay will need to be replaced, asap. Once replaced, the unit will operate correctly. The relay is mounted on the side of the compressor. Once the bracket, and terminal wires are removed, you can gently pull it away form the compressor, to check the contacts and connections for corrosion. If any of the contacts or terminal connections are worn, replace them. Worn contacts, or corroded connections will not allow for proper current flow.

NOTE_ I would advise to locate the clicking. Make sure its coming form the compressor/relay location. There are some units of this nature out there that are fixed(compressor and relay intergraion). If this is the case, simply replace the entire compressor unit. If the clickiong is coming from the main control board(PCB), the PCB, will be the culprit.

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the whirlpool part is the oem part and is the best part for your repair it should replace wire for wire and require very little instruction. the 3-n-1 will cause premature failure of the compressor and is not recommended. As far as I know there really isnt a service manual available for the skybox. It was a very limited production product that didnt stay available for very long. thnaks Peyton

Mar 02, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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sounds like compressor relay --- if the fan and compressor come on and then shut off after about 5-10 seconds -- its the relay --- sometimes you have to also replace the transformer and capacitor on the opposite side of the unit --- all items are accesible from the back of the unit

Jan 23, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Mike - my Skybox is having the same issues - not cooling


thats the relay --- the relay controlls when the compressor works


some places try to sell you a capacitor and transformer

thats not the problems

capacitors store power and transformer steps power up or down for circuits

the problem was the overload relay--replaced and works just like new

maytag had no clue about the repair, only could say it was discontinued and they dont sell parts

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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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