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My soda machine is not getting cold (not cooling), how do I tell if my compressor is bad?

My soda machine is not getting cold, anymore. Can sombody tell me if it's the compressor or something else. Compressors are expensive and I would like to know before I go and replace it.

Posted On: April 11, 2011
Posted By: Alex1

how to diagnose bad compressor

usually the compressor deck has its own power cord. try to plug it in separately and see if its working. If it won't work when plugged in separately it is bad. To repair it you will have to know how to test the compressor with the tester. If you don't know how to test it with the tester call a technician and he can repair it for you or you can buy a compressor from us for $170.00.

If you have any question just post a reply back here, I'll help you as much as I can.
Thank you.

Posted On: April 20, 2011
Posted By: stanGump

compressor cooling, then not cooling?

Ok Alex,
I did like you said, I plugged in the compressor's plug to an extension cord and felt the upper coils get cold, so I plugged it back into the machine and it gets cold, but a couple hours later the soda's aren't cold and neither are the coils in the upper part (where the soda's are).
Also the big round thing in the bottom (compressor?) seems to be kinda hot. What do I do next?

Posted On: May 8, 2011
Posted By: Alex1

Check lower fan.

Sometimes trash can get blown in back of the machine and jam/stop the fan from running. The compressor has a thermal cut out switch and if the lower fan isn't blowing and cooling the machine the compressor will get hot the switch will turn it off. Un-plug the machine, then check to see if the lower fan can turn freely or if there are lunch bags, paper cups, etc. in that area jamming the fan. Clean out any trash in the lower area near the compressor or around the machine. Then plug in the vending machine and check to see if you can feel air circulating in the lower area, and check it about an hour later to see if it is still cooling.
If you have any more problems reply back to me.

Posted On: April 10, 2012
Posted By: bmzp

Compressor getting very hot!

I installed a new compressor about 4 weeks ago, it has been working good.
I checked on it the other day and found that sodas were hot, I check the compressor to see if it was running at that time it would try to run and then the over load would kick and it would stop. The compressor is very hot to the touch, I let it cool down for about 2 hours and plugged it back in, the compressor started up and ran for about a week and the same thing happen again. I am using 134A. Everything is clean and both fans are running.

Posted On: April 17, 2012
Posted By: Alex1

Hello, This can be several


This can be several problems, first you may not have enough power to operate the machine. You have to have 20 amps in a separate line to proper the soda machine operation. The next problem can be a fan which is behind the black radiator, it probably is not working with full speed so this is why the compressor is over heated. lastly, it could be the compressor overcharged (who ever was fixing the compressor was putting too much frion).

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Posted On: March 6, 2013
Posted By: Skynyrdraysloan

Vending machine

So my compressor is hot to the touch and it shuts off after a few hours. The fans can turn when the machine is off, but the bottom one won't turn at all when the machine is running.

Posted On: March 13, 2013
Posted By: Alex1

That is your problem.

The bottom fan needs to turn to cool compressor or it will get hot and not run. So you need to replace fan motor in the bottom or you will burn up your compressor completely.

Posted On: May 28, 2013
Posted By: Alliestk

Pepsi machine not getting cold

I got an older pepsi machine DNTP-232-8. Compressor is running fans are running. I replaced thermostat and machine still not cold. Can anyone tell me what's wrong? Does it maybe need some freon?

Posted On: September 18, 2013
Posted By: kandi

pepsi machine not getting cold

I have a pepsi machine that wont stay cold. I believe it was made in 1994 according to seriel no. What kind of freon do I buy to put in. No one nos where I live. Also where can I get a manual. Like a service manual for it. It says coinco on the label. Model no is BA30B. Can anyone help me please


Posted On: September 18, 2013
Posted By: Alex1

Hi, Usually you can find what

Usually you can find what kind of freon you compressor is using. It should be written on the compressor or give me the model number of the compressor and I will tell you what freon is used. To find out about the service manual I need to know the model of the soda machine (BA30B is the model of the bill excepted not the machine model).

Thank you,
Alexander Krupnik.

Posted On: November 4, 2013
Posted By: mbingham

not cooling

I have a Genesis GO-137 machine that won't cool. I replaced the entire cooling unit a couple months ago and now it won't cool again. I don't want to keep replacing the entire unit. I was told they often get Freon leaks, which may or may not be able to be repaired. Since the machine is discontinued I have to buy refurbished cooling units and hope they work. Is there anything I can do to avoid buying a new unit?

Posted On: January 6, 2014
Posted By: Alex1

mbingham, You need to find an

You need to find an honest compressor guy who will find the leak and fix your compressor correctly. The best way to have technician rebuild your compressor and install himself.

Posted On: November 6, 2014
Posted By: goodboy421

not cooling

I have a Antares Vending machine and is not cooling. we checked the compressor, the relay and they are ok and checked the fan but as it turns out it doesn't have one. Help !!!

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