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Maytag Skybox Jamming Up

Hello,

I see you have a Maytag Skybox repair manual you can send out? I have the original owners guide, but it is not much help. My unit is cooling properly, but one of the 4 sections won't dispense. (The 2nd from the bottom is the problem). I noticed there is ice build up by the dispensing mechanism in that row. I will thaw out the unit and see if that helps. The official repair guide should help a lot. Thank you. Rob

knenlein4@comcast.net

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  • blk07gt Aug 10, 2008

    i am also having the same problem could you email me the solution?

    thanks

    daniel

    blk07gt@yahoo.com

  • multei Aug 27, 2008

    How crazy! I am amazed to find more people with the same issue - My second from the top slot wont dispense. The light flickers, goes out and no can comes out. Is it the motor? Can you send me your solution? multei@hotmail.com

  • rudymaxxx Feb 23, 2009

    Same thing 2nd from the top. At first it would work but you would hear a grinding sound, now it just makes that one light on the button turn on. Let me know wait I have to do fix it. Thanks

  • DickinAZ Mar 04, 2009

    I have two dispensers that will not dispense and would appreciate a copy of the manual too.

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Hello,
Would you please send me a copy also to redskinsfan424@gmail.com

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I also need a copy of the Maytag Skybox Repair Manual


Hello rick:
the users manual is viewable at the manufactures website it is in pdf format and is printable ok.
best regards mike

Jul 24, 2009 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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MAYTAG SKYBOX REPAIR MANUAL


http://kitchen.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/maytag/maytag_skybox_by_maytag_personal_beverage_vendor.html
Here is a site that has the manual for this. Good luck! Mine was a piece of ****! Had to have it repaired twice because ice builds up on the motor and THEN the compressor went out. Most refrigerators have a 5 year waranty on the compressor but not these things, its a ONE year! Never buying Maytag again!!

Oct 22, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Can you send me MBV1976A service manual (Maytag Skybox)


Can you send me a copy of the manual too please? cditty@gmail.com

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Jul 04, 2008 | Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser

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Maytag skybox stopped cooling


I just replaced my in-pieces starter relay and thermal swich with a Whirlpool 4387535 kit. My Skybox has been working fine ever since.

Note I had the same symptoms as other posts of the compressor turning on/off continuously (but no cooling)...I believe what was happening is that the starter relay would allow current to flow to initially start the compressor, but would never stop providing current to it after it had already started (as it should) thus in a few seconds the thermal switch would sense this and trip / remove power to the compressor...then this cycle would start all over once the thermal switch cooled down again and let power back to the compressor...

This kit is evidently the newer style of what is on the original Skybox compressors (functionally speaking)...the new starter relay looks and installs like the old one, but the thermal switch is different and you need to remove the old one (follow the black wire on the top post of the compressor back a little to a small black round thing with a flexible metal piece inside). The good news is that once you remove it, it already has the correct spade lug on the wire to plug directly into the new thermal switch which sits right on the top lug of the compressor above the starter relay.

Note I'm not a service tech, just a Skybox owner who was/is tired of Maytag disowning this product and calling it a "throwaway" when any part of it stops working (and all local authorized service centers laughing when asked to repair one).

Continuing on with my rant a little, I also see other posts on the internet which also state "throwaway" when you actually have a bad compressor because you can't get direct replacements anymore - my friend who does AC work on the side said he most certainly could put another compressor in there from probably just about any other mini-fridge...he just noted that it is a small place to do it so the replacement compressor form factor will have to be considered. He stated you may get a little more or less cooling efficieny but who cares if you really want to keep your machine working that you can't buy anymore (nor get a close alternative).

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