Maybe your compressor just needs freon?
Well good luck anyway.
I'm looking for a similar compressor, but no one seems to know what the specs are for this compressor (the repair person would be willing to install it, but I guess doesn't want to take the time to look for one).
I'm currently taking the fridge apart to get to the compressor and see if I can pull any information off of it.
I wonder why the compressors fail in these suckers?
Help! I love my Maytag Skybox, but as many others have experienced, the compressor has died and I can't find a replacement. Does anyone know what type/model number was used in the Skybox? Any replacements available? Any and all help is appreciated (Maytag is no longer servicing these units, and my local repair people will fix it if I can find a compressor, but they say they don't know what type of compressor it is either).
Did you find a compressor yet? If not, im sure I can get you one. I own a refrigeration service company
It turns out the COMPRESSOR was fine.
What needed replacing was a relay on the back of the compressor. If you search YouTube, you can find several videos on how to do this.
The replacement part is an ERP410 Hardstart. Google this and you can find several vendors.
After installing, the Skybox is now "Right as Rain", and working beautifully again!
Repair was about $15. Why Maytag doesn't know/support this is beyond me.
I too had the same problem.. I replaced the relay and today I paid to add freon to the compressor. It started cooling but it heated up way too much and tripped the outlet. Can this still be a compressor issue or is there a fan in the unit? Any suggestions are welcome!
Well, I've finally joined the club. My MAYTAG Skybox is no longer working. I replaced the start relay and I belive I'm getting the same symptoms as previous owners have been reporting on this site. The compressor starts and the suddendly stops. Has anyone had an success with a repair?
I have one that I would like to get rid of. It stays cold, just doesn't vend anymore. Using it more as a refrigerator at this point. If you are anywhere near Allen, TX you can have it. Just come pick it up.