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My Edina cold soda vending machine which was made by Frigidare is not getting cold. The previous owner (my neighbor who I trust) said it had always worked fine. It had been in his garage, unplugged, for the last year. When I plug it in I can hear it quietly humming when I press my ear against the side of the machine. I looked in the back at the ''guts'' of the refrigerator and nothing looks bent or damaged or leaking. I found the black round thing that had brass tubes and wires coming out of it, (I'm guessing the compressor) it was hot. A label next to it said it had been charge with R134A refrigerant in January of '00. There were no repair/maintenance manuals with it. Is there an easy fix for this? Please help me...nobody wants to buy my warm soda!!! Thank you

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  • pablo Jul 08, 2013

    I bought some of these machines from Antares.Now I have the same problem here in chicago..i bought the evaporator kit #AP 4036412. I cannot find a technican to do the job.They all state they do not work on those machines because the parts are hidden behind the machine and not exposed.They cannot be pulled out like other vending machines. If anyone knows of someone who work on this machine please share the info..

  • pablo Jul 08, 2013

    I can be reached at 773-580-9898

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I have some of those machines. What happens to them is that the evaporators, which are made out of steel, rust out in approx. 7 years. This allows the R134A to leak out. If you can peek back through to the back wall, you will see where the rust has run down. The solution is to order a new evaporator from Frigidaire at around $100.00 and get someone to change this out and recharge the unit. Before turning it over to the mechanic, you may want to remove the vending module which includes the inner doors and plastic shelves. This can be done in 15 minutes and makes the job easier for the mechanic which can save you money. You should end up with less than $300.00 for the total cost of the repair, but since these machines are rather popular, they can be had on ebay fairly cheap. Sometimes you can pick up new machines for five or six hundred dollars. These are the same as the Antares machines which are made by Edina. I hope this helps.

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  • Cecilia Guillot May 30, 2013

    I have the black Antares & can't see the evaporator coil when I removed the shelving???

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You need a new evaporator in your machines. The part you need is Part #AP4036412. Just type this in your search box and it will pop up. They run like a $154.00 This is the excate same thing that is in the machine. It will last approx last 7 yrs. I would suggest what I did and get one made in copper. This way it doesnt rust b/c of all the condensation. Good Luck!!

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    jasonneale00 Apr 08, 2013

    You need a new evaporator in your machines. The part you need is Part #AP4036412. Just type this in your search box and it will pop up. They run like a $154.00 This is the excate same thing that is in the machine. It will last approx last 7 yrs. I would suggest what I did and get one made in copper. This way it doesnt rust b/c of all the condensation. Good Luck!!

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  • fsp394 Jan 27, 2014

    Hi, is the part you listed the same one that is in my pic here?

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    Eric Picardi Jul 11, 2014

    I have the same machine as the one in the picture. The sodas are not getting cold. There is a knob behind the machine at the bottom left side is the the tempriture knob? If not how do I adjust the temperature?

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I have the same problem with my Antares vending machine. Do you know what the model number is on that Frigidaire freezer? I want to buy a new evaporator but can't seem to find it.

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