Refrigeration System Restorations

Refrigeration System Restorations
The Soda Jerk Works currently is not providing in house repairs and Restoration Services on Refrigeration Systems. We may be able to point you to someone in your area that is.
Have your old, tired Refrigeration System restored and working like it did when it left the factory.
We know how important it is for you to keep your machine original, our restorations used your original evaporator, condenser deck plate and most times the condenser. We also include new fan motors and wiring harness. In cases where part or all of the system is missing we will do our best to locate the necessary parts. We offered a 2 year warranty.

This service is available for Vendo, VMC, Vendorlator, Cavalier, Westinghouse, Sure Vend, Selectivend and others. Chests or upright machines, wet boxes or dry. Ideal slide in units only at this time such as the 70, 85, 150 and 300.

We are not fans of using 134 or “Hot Shot” as replacements. While they are environmentally friendly your soda machine was not engineered to use it. To use these other coolants the service lines must be changed. We used your original evaporator and shroud because these were engineered for airflow (you don’t want your bottles at the top to be warmer than the bottles at the bottom) which is as important as cooling. By doing this we kept your machine working properly and efficiently.

Many clients are concerned with the amount of energy used. If you are currently restoring your machine we suggest you use rigid foam insulation. It can be purchased at any Home Depot, Lowe’s or any local building supply. Do not use Styrofoam.  On curved area of machines it is still recommend to use R13. Be sure to take off any paper that may be on it.

Please call us or email us prior to removing your system. We want to ensure your unit arrives in one piece and useable as a core.  We expect anyone restoring a system to do it correctly!

The Dry Refrigeration System is utilized in all upright soda machines and many chest type coolers. Dry Systems use "air" as the cooling medium.

The Wet Refrigeration System is utilized in many early chest type coolers and use "water" for the cooling medium.