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Re: Maytag skybox
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 03:42:27 PM »
The skybox interior fan runs all the time. The compressor cycles on and off with the thermostat. All drink boxes are set up like this to maintain even temps throughout the  box.
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Re: Maytag skybox
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2010, 04:03:44 PM »
 :) My Skybox quit cooling and I replaced the compressor starter relay. I works fine now. You can buy a universal solid state relay at any appliance parts store.

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Re: Maytag skybox
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2010, 04:13:04 PM »
My dads start relay went on his as well, about a year ago.
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Re: Maytag skybox
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 03:25:50 PM »
Have started back up on the skybox and found that the fan was not working. I tested it and it was ok. I checked the circuit board near the fan and found a burnt lug inside where the cable plugs. I ordered a new board and still no fan. I checked the ribbon cable and found the connector was corroded and burnt off as well. Now I have a problem. The ribbon cable is a discontinued part. I am wondering if anyone out there would either know how I might be able to get one. Thanks and I'm almost complete.

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Re: Maytag skybox
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 07:46:42 PM »
have finally repaired my skybox. I replaced the connector on the end of the cable. The fan is running and it is back to cooling again. Can't wait to refill it.

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Re: Maytag skybox
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2011, 07:15:27 AM »
Nice! May I also suggest the next time you are faced with the  ribbon/board issue that you send both over to www.fixyourboard.com for repair. Bruce has done some excellent work for me in this regard, particularly oven clock/touchpad and Neptune T/L consoles. Never had a callback either, which speaks volumes for his work.

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Re: Maytag skybox
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2011, 10:53:06 AM »
none of these links work any longer.  Do you have a wiring diagram as I need to replace the overload and relay but none of them show where the blue wire goes or brown etc... Thanks


Maytag Skybox MBV1976 Service Manual

Maytag Skybox MBV1976 Parts Diagrams

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Re: Maytag skybox
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Re: Maytag skybox
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2011, 12:37:43 PM »
Couple of questions folksif you can help:

1. The schematic does not show the purpose of connection points for the blue and brown wires connecting to the OEM compressor relay - or coming from the control board. Any clue what those are/were for? IT does show the gray trigger from the thermostat, neutral, load and ground.

2. The compressor runs hot...is this normal for this unit?

3. The service matters links in the earlier posts are dead. Can we get those re-posted please. Specifially this one:
Maytag Skybox MBV1976 Service Bulletin: No cool or higher than normal temperatures in cabinet

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