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Skybox by Maytag not cooling

Our Skybox by Maytag stopped cooling either last year or the year before. We cannot find anyone to service it. We don't have the manual, so can't figure out ourselves what could possibly be wrong with it. Help!

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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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If the clicking you hear is from the compressor, you need to remove the relay and overload and install a Supco URCO410 relay/overload/capacitor assembly. The instructions are on the package.

**Make sure you unplug the unit before servicing**

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Does the fan blow

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    Yes the fan blows. but no cool air

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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.

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