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Skybox parts Is there a substitute part for a Maytag skybox compressor? I have heard a window airconditioning unit compressor could be substituted but need a professional opinion.

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  • deb631 Aug 03, 2008

    The condensor in my unit is broken as the result of a power surge. I was told by an authorized Maytag repair service that the skybox was only produced for less than 1 year and that replacement parts are not available. It was really discouraging because we really like the machine and only used it for 2 years before it broke. All of the other functions (lights, dispenser, etc) funciton properly.

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You need the numbers off the compresser to get the BTU of it before that question can be answered. But your right this is a non replacement part (you cant buy it) it may cross but need cooling capacity first

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