20 Most Recent Maytag SkyBox MBV1976A Beverage Dispenser Questions & Answers


sounds like the ribbon cable that connects the mechanism set to the rear control board has become unplugged. I have a troubleshooting guide. email me at garymyers@insight.rr.com.

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Nov 03, 2019


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).

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019


our skybox just stopped cooling. i think the compressor kicks on but wont cool. can somebody please help me! thanks barbie

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019


if its not cooling -- is it about 2-3 years old -- the relay overload switch had gone bad

its mounted on the side of the compressor behind the small black cover

go to appliancezone.com

part # 4387835

cost $ 26.00

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019


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 SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019


the whirlpool part is the oem part and is the best part for your repair it should replace wire for wire and require very little instruction. the 3-n-1 will cause premature failure of the compressor and is not recommended. As far as I know there really isnt a service manual available for the skybox. It was a very limited production product that didnt stay available for very long. thnaks Peyton

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019


For the soda name tags, I pulled logos off the internet and printed them the correct size on 20-pound paper. Different paper gives different translucence, so you might have to experiment to get the right amount of light coming through.
PS: thanks for the part no. on the relay

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019


post your email

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019


good to hear another skybox lives...thanks for the kind words. alex

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 20, 2019


REMOVE LITTLE BOARD FROM END OF 3 WIRE HARNESS. 3 WIRES ARE   COM   ,NORM OPEN   NORM CLOSED . 1 WIRE SHOULD HAVE X ON IT. THIS IS NORM CLOSED. DO NOT NEED THIS WIRE.  THE 2 END WIRES ARE DEAD SHORT DO NOT  TOUCH TOGETHER. JUST MIDDLE WIRE AND WIRE WITHOUT X PRINTED ON IT. IF YOU DO NOT SEE X ON WIRE JUST HOOK UP MIDDLE AND 1 END WIRE , WHEN YOU CONNECT DOOR PLUG AND TAPE BLACK MAIN DOOR SWITCH CLOSED THE RIGHT 2 WIRES WILL ACTIVATE DISPENSER .HOOK UP THESE WIRES TO A COMMON WINDOW ALARM SWITCH MAGNET TYPE. SILICONE TERMINAL MAGNET TO UPPER RIGHT DOOR FRAME ,THE OTHER MAGNET TO UPPER RIGHT FLAPPER DOOR SIDE , MAGNETS MY HAVE TO BE 1 INCH APART TO OPEN WHEN CAN JARS THE DOOR. WHEN SILICONE DRIES HOOK UP THE MIDDLE WIRE AND END WIRE THAT ACTIVATES DISPENSER  NOW YOU HAVE AN OPEN AND CLOSE WAY TO RESET DISPENSER CYCLE.  NOTE  DO NOT USE END WIRES TOGETHER    CENTER WIRE ONLY   X WIRE NOT USED.

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Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019


davedudeou81 im interested in all of them please let me know asap on this. my email is sarahlee5212@yahoo.com

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Aug 04, 2018


hi Donnie.
this link has got manuals but if you have a look you can pick the one thats is best for you.
SkyBox Manual mbv1976AA Google Search

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Nov 29, 2017


Request the service manual from Maytag.

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Oct 29, 2017


go to the maytag web site explain the problem in an email or phone them if there is a contact number and they should be able to tell you part number and what it costs. You will need your model and serial number when you call.

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Oct 03, 2017


check for door adjustment and bad door seals

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on Jun 21, 2017


Don't be duped into thinking the display/dispenser board is the culprit. It may come a surprise, but this failure is often misdiagnosed. Because the dispenser is causing such a ruckus or because the display itself is blank or flickering, folks are led to believe that the display control board itself is the part that has failed. Looking at the history of our board evaluations, this little tiny control board rarely fails. And as crazy as it may seem, it is the main control board, aka the high voltage control of the fridge that is causing your refrigerator not to cool and the dispenser to be erratic.... This is the main control board of the refrigerator, located on the back of the unit. I've attached photos of what this main control board looks like. This main control board will need to be repaired to replaced.

http://blog.fixyourboard.com/2016/06/08/ice-dispenser-flapping-display-flashing-on-refrigerator/
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Ice Dispenser Flapping and Display Flashing on Refrigerator

Maytag SkyBox... | Answered on May 05, 2017

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