Before the astronauts could leave there was one final problem to solve. Skylab’s refrigeration system began warming up. Houston immediately went to work on finding a solution. Now, there was some concern that the crews return would be delayed.
NASA’s first priority was to get Skylab back into solar inertial attitude. This was both the coolest attitude and would point the Apollo Telescope Mount (ATM) solar arrays directly at the sun. Thus the crew would have the most electrical power possible with the solar wing still stuck.
Pete in the Lower Body Negative Pressure Experiment