Do you know how much charge is required. I just got a used skybox off craigs list and found the cap tube kinked and cracked @ the drier. I now have all repaired but would like to add factory charge and found the name plate damaged beyond use. Thanks Walter
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Maytag never offered a replacement compressor for the SkyBox units. It was not a cost effective repar to make. If you are sure the thermostat is supplying 120VAC to the compressor, you can install a Supco URCO410 relay/capacitor/overload kit. This part should only be installed by a qualified service technician.
Maytag never offered a compressor as a replacement part for the SkyBox. It simply was not cost effective. If you are sure the thermostat is supplying 120VAC to the compressor, then have a qualified service technician install a Supco URCO410 relay/capacitor/overload kit on the compressor. As with any sealed refrigeration system, the US Environmental Protection Agency requires that a certified refrigeration technician recover the refrigerant charge before accessing the sealed system.
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The Maytag SkyBox is not a commercial vending machine. It is designed for INDOOR use only. The possibility of electric shock is likely from a unit that has gotten wet. In addition, the electronics are not designed to withstand the outdoor elements.
IM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH MY SKYBOX MODEL#MBV1976AAB, I HAVE HAD THIS UNIT FOR ABOUT 3.5 - 4 YEARS AND NEVER HAVE I HAD A PROBLEM I LOVE IT. LASTNIGHT I FILLED UP THE MACHINE WITH ALL OF OUR FAVORITE BEVERAGES I WOKE THIS MORNING TO FIND THAT IT ISN'T GETTING COLD IN FACT YOUCAN HEAR THE UNIT ON BUT NOTHING IS GETTING COLD. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY FOR THIS PURCHASE NOT TO HAVE IT DIE ON ME IN SUCH A SHORT WHILE.PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT: ALYSIA.FITZ@YAHOO.COM
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 partselect.com 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 partselect.com 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!
Try PartSelect.com for Skybox parts.
I ordered a part on Monday night and installed it on Wednesday night.
The parts are not that hard to find.
Appliance repair services can replace your compressor or add freon.
Be sure you have plenty of ventilation behind your machine.