Vendo 81 Replacement Cooling System / Compressor

(1 customer review)


Drop-in replacement cooling system for a Vendo 81 drink machine.

  • Drop-in, charged and ready to install.
  • The customer responsible for installation, or you can hire a refrigeration person to do it for you.
  • Product may vary from image based on your machine.
  • Order online or contact us by phone or email to order.



Vendo 81 Complete Cooling System / Replacement Compressor

  • This is a completely new cooling system, and it is designed to fit into your vintage cola machine with little adaptation, such as bending the tube.
  • This is a new, not a refurbished, system made to order.  New coils, fans, compressor, wiring, thermostat, tubing, capillary tubing
  • Cooling system comes fully charged and ready to run after you install and plus it in, with 134A Refrigerant
  • Includes a 1-year limited parts warranty, (Shipping & Handling not inc.). Warranty does not cover the customer’s damage nor the return shipping for repair.
  • Note that this is not an exact reproduction of the original but instead is designed as a replacement cooling system.  Your unit may vary from image shown
  • Each order is built to order, the production time is about 1 week.
  • We ship to the USA, and shipping is included by ground.

Additional information

Weight 45 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 24 × 33 in

1 review for Vendo 81 Replacement Cooling System / Compressor

  1. Sam S. (verified owner)

    I had been wanting to get my Vendo 81 Coke vending machine working again for 15 years. The wires were frayed and the machine had been flooded. I really didn’t know where to start. I found this cooling system on and thought it would be the perfect option to get the machine working again. It was a little wary of ordering such an expensive item on the internet. I am beyond pleased on the ordering experience. I received a order confirmation the next day and a picture of the shipping label a few days later. My cooling system arrived in the stated amount of time and securely packed. I had taken the machine apart to clean it and was expecting that I would be able to install the new cooling system myself. The cooling system comes in in two large sections connected by copper tubing and wire. I removed the old cooling system in the same two section. There were a few screws in the back of the smaller section securing it in the back. There is also a plate that protects the wire and tubing between the large and small sections that was easily removed and replaced when the new system was installed. The larger cooling system section was secured with one bolt that was easily removed. The larger section of the new cooling system was installed with the same bolt that held the old cooling system. The tricky part (but not that tricky) was to make pilot holes and install the new smaller section by screwing it to the back of the machine. I also used a metal plate from the old system to use for the thermostat dial. Probably a few ways to do that part but I am pleased with the result I got. I plugged it in and it worked. I then spent some time trying to wire the light to the new cooling system. There was wire with crimp connectors on the new cooling system for the light. I had to remove the panel from the back of the door to get to wire that wasn’t destroyed. There is about a thousand screws so that was awesome. I connected that wire to extension cord wire and then connected that to the cooling system. To my surprise and delight the light in the door still worked. I set my dial to 3 and I have Coke machine filled with ice cold Coke Zero (my preferred beverage) 500ml plastic bottles and 12oz cans. I had to remove the bottle locking devices to get it to fit those sizes so I am obviously not going for authentic. I have been using it for a few days and I could not be happier.

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