How To Read A Koolaire Model Number May 31 2015, 0 Comments

Koolaire ice machineKoolaire ice machines are a new commercial ice maker, manufactured by Manitowoc. Manitowoc is the leader in ice machines and the Koolaire is their budget line, offering the same amazing warranty and service support. It's no wonder Koolaire is making headlines and is an obvious choice for those who just need ice!

Just like Manitowoc ice makers, there are a number of different Koolaire models. Each ice maker has different voltages, difference condensers, and produces a different sized ice cube. This article covers the ways you can read a Koolaire model number, to better fit a maker to your application. The Koolaire model number will tell us everything we need to know about the ice machine.

The first letter in the model number represents the series of the ice maker. With Koolaire, the first letter is a K for Koolaire. The second letter represents the size of the ice cube the machine will make. Y represents half-dice cubes, which measure 3/8" x 1 1/8" x 7/8". The letter D represents a dice cubed size, which measures 7/8" x 7/8" x7/8".

The next series of 4 numerical digits represents the production value of the ice maker. For a 0250, this would be their 250 lb per day ice machine. The 1300 would be their larger 1300lb per day ice machine.  These figures are based off of ideal usage statistics and may not be typical of your application, based on incoming air and water temperatures. The last digit is a letter, which indicates what type of condenser can be found in the ice machine. A represents an air-cooled condenser, W represents a water-cooled condenser, and N represents a traditional remote condenser.

When requesting service or looking up information about your Koolaire, always reference the model number.  This will help the factory and service technicians properly diagnose your ice machine. Keep this model number safe, as it will assist when referencing cleaning techniques and use manuals. In addition, if you ever have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at

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