I too bought a Skybox, from Sears, and had problems within the first year. It was covered by warranty for the first episode. The dispensing buttons would not work and a transformer had to be replaced. Well within a year of the first problem being fixed, I had the dispensing buttons go again and the repairman from Sears, told me that the cause is a PC board causes the transformer to overheat and fail. No one is taking responsibility for a potential defective part. He claims he has replaced many PC boards and transformers. It will now cost me over $160.00 to fix the Skybox. If this happens every year it will not be worth it to keep the unit maintained.
BUY extended warranties and anything else you need to protect yourself. I am wondering how many people have had issues with their units and if this is a defective part, we could push Maytag to fix on their nickel not ours.