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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


Before spending much time and possible unnecessary work, the E1-F6 code may be nothing more than your bottom cover plate is not in place or missing. Recently was servicing a Maytag 2000 series wash and during the inspecting of the cycles it quit and flashed those codes. I had been testing it WITHOUT the bottom cover plate on. When I went to install it back on the code disappeared. Problem simply solved.

Maytag MHWE200XW... | Answered on Aug 19, 2019


Lid lock error. They are explained here:

https://www.searspartsdirect.com/washer-repair/error-codes/maytag-bravos-mvw-top-load-washer-error-codes.html

Maytag Washing... | Answered on Aug 19, 2019


if you are turning it from the inside of the dryer with ease then check to see if belt broke.

Maytag Dryers | Answered on Aug 18, 2019


Remove 2 screws at bottom of front panel. Lift panel from the bottom outward. Panel will drop down and out. Remove two screws under top to remove top

Maytag Washing... | Answered on Aug 18, 2019


Only thing that comes to mind is,  it may be in "advertising" mode

Try Pressing the damp dry and sensor dry keys
for 5 seconds will take it out of the 
Advertising mode.

(In Advertising mode No functions will be run
except illuminating the LEDs.)

Maytag Dryers | Answered on Aug 16, 2019

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