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Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual for your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the Safety Alert Symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that
can kill or injure you and others. All safety messages will follow the Safety
Alert Symbol and either the words
” DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”.
Danger means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in severe personal injury or death.
Warning means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in extensive product damage, serious personal injury, or death.
Caution means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in minor or moderate personal injury, property or equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert to know what potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and let you know what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
Before the appliance is used, it must be properly positioned and installed as described in this manual,so read the manual carefully. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury when using the appliance, follow basic precaution, including the following:
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter, and do not use an extension cord.
Replace all panels before operating.
It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your appliance be provided. Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. And do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power line of the unit is disconnected.
Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet.
Unplug the appliance or disconnect power before cleaning or servicing. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or death.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your appliance unless it is specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
FOLLOW WARNING CALL OUTS BELOW ONLY WHEN APPLICABLE TO YOUR MODEL
Use two or more people to move and install appliance. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
To ensure proper ventilation for your appliance, the front of the unit must be completely unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16°C) and below
90°F (32°C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain, water spray or drips.
The appliance should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The appliance must be installed with all electrical, water and drain connections in accordance with state and local codes. A standard electrical supply (115 V AC only, 60 Hz), properly grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances is required.
Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord of appliance.
The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
It is important for the appliance to be leveled in order to work properly. You may need to make several adjustments to level it.
All installation must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
Make certain that the pipes are not pinched or kinked or damaged during installations.
Check for leaks after connection.
Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the appliance.
If you use the drainage container, you must set the drain select switch to OFF or the water can overflow from the drainage container
Although the unit has been tested at the factory, due to long-term transit and storage, the first batch of cubes must be discarded.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents of abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may damage or discolor the interior.
Do not use this apparatus for other than its intended purpose.
1.Remove all packing materials.This includes the foam base and all adhesive tape holding the accessories both inside and outside.
2.Inspect and remove any remaining packaging,tape or printed materials before turning on the beer dispenser.
Note: Allow the beer dispenser to stand in an upright position for 8 hours before turning on the power.
Check all supplied accessories in the carton to be sure that all pieces are present and in good condition. A checklist of accessories is showen below for your regerence.If you find any accessories that are not in good condition or are missing, please contact our customer service department for assistance.
1. 1 Beer Tap Includeing: 1 Gasket for the Beer Tap, 1 Washer for Connection to the Keg Coupler.
2. 1 CO2 Regulator
3. 1 Washer for Connection to the Keg Coupler
4. 1 CO2 Cylinder
5. 1 Keg Tap(American Sankey Type)
6. 1 CO2 Gas Line(Red Tube)
7. 2 Hose Clamps
8. 1 CO2 Cylinder Retainer
9. 1 Saftey Guardrail
10. 1 Drip Tray(2 Pieces)
11. 4 Casters
12. 1 Metal Wrench
13. 2 Retainer Fixing Screws
14. 2 Wire Shelves
15. 2 Metal Bracket
Parts and Features _________________________________________________________ 6
Important Safety Instructions ________________________________________________ 7
Installation Instructions ____________________________________________________ 7
Installation Instruction For Beer Dispenser ____________________________________ 9
Spanner Faucet Wrentch 9
Plastic Faucet Lever 10
Dispensing Beer __________________________________________________________ 12
Converting Your Beer Dispenser To An All Refrigerator _________________________ 13
Operating Your Beer Dispenser _____________________________________________ 13
Setting the Temperature ___________________________________________________ 13
Automatic Defrosting _____________________________________________________ 13
Care and Maintenance _____________________________________________________ 14
Cleaning Your Beer Dispenser ______________________________________________ 14
Draught Beer Trouble Guide 15-19
Troubleshotting guide 20
1. Chrome Beer Tap
2. Chrome Guardrail
6. Front Casters
7. Interior Keg Floor Support
8. Keg(Not included.Showen for illustration purposes only.)
9. Drip Tray
10. Adjustable Thermostat(Located in rearl)
11. Shelves(2)(not shown)
(Note: If the refrigerator has been placed in a horizontal or titled position for any period of time wait 24 hours before plugging the unit in.)
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your Beer Dispenser, follow these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the unit.
Risk of child entrapment.
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned appliances are still dangerous . . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days”.
Take off the door. Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the unit.
Never clean unit parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other unit. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
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Before Using Your Beer Dispenser
Remove the exterior and interior packing.
Before connecting the Beer Dispenser to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 2 hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system
from handling during transportation.
Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
Installation of Your Beer Dispenser
This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.
Place your Beer Dispenser on a floor that is strong enough to support the Beer Dispenser when it is fully loaded.
Allow 3 inches of space between the back and sides of the Beer Dispenser, which allows the proper air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.
Locate the Beer Dispenser away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.). Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical consumption. Extreme cold ambient temperatures may also cause the Beer
Dispenser not to perform properly.
Avoid locating the Beer Dispenser in moist areas.
Plug the Beer Dispenser into an exclusive, properly installed-grounded wall outlet. Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Any
questions concerning power and or grounding should be directed toward a certified electrician or an authorized Avanti Products service center.
After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2-3 hours before
placing any contents in the Beer Dispenser compartment.
This unit should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this unit is equipped
with a three-prong plug which mates with standard three prong wall outlets to minimize the possibility of electrical shock.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied. For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
This unit requires a standard 115/120 Volt AC ~/60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded. When a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
The cord should be secured behind the unit and not left exposed or dangling to prevent accidental injury.
The unit should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating that matches the rating label on the appliance. This provides the best performance and also prevent overloading house wiring circuits that could cause a fire hazard from overheated.
Never unplug the unit by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle. Repair or replace immediately all power cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end. When moving the unit, be careful not to damage the power cord.
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, it is strongly recommended that you do not use an extension cord with this unit. However, if you must use an extension cord it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL/CUL-Listed, 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 115 volts and at least 10 amperes.
Reversing the Door Swing of Your Appliance
This appliance has the capability of the door opening from either the left or right side. The unit is delivered to you with the door opening from the left side. Should you desire to reverse the opening direction, please call service for reversal instructions.
Installing the Casters
In order to release or lock the brake, follow the below guide.
Step d own to Br ake
Step on to Release Brake
Remove the 4 castors from one of the boxes inside the unit. Install the two castors with metal bracket at the front designated positions of the cabinet base and the rest two castors at the rear designated positions (Four screw holes pre-supplied).
Spanner Faucet Wrench
Place the gasket over the hole opening on the worktop.
Pass both the wing nut and the beer tube through the hole on the worktop until the beer tap is resting on top of the cabinet.
Revolve the beer tap clockwise and secure it.
Spanner faucet wrench provided for either removing or tightening connection. (See Figure 1)
Attach the black plastic lever (pull handle) provided on the top of the faucet tightening it by hand clockwise until the end, holding in the silver snug underneath so it does not move.
If there is still a small drip from the faucet, you may have tightened the plastic lever too much and may need to unscrew silver snug counter-clockwise (as shown in Figure2) one turn. That should correct the problem if exists.
Figure 1 Figure 2
Installing the CO2 Regulator and CO2 Cylinder
Install the CO2 gas line tube to the regulator by attaching
Remove the bolt with the nut from the cylinder retainer.Using two screws attach it inside the unit on the left side of the back wall.(holes are pre-drilled and screws are included)
Slide the cylinder through the retainer and secure it with the bolt and the nut. Position the cylinder this way that you would be able to read the numbers on the gauges and easy access shut-off valves.
gas can be dangerous, CO
cylinders contain high-pressure compressed gas which can be hazardous if not handled properly. Make sure you
the following procedures for CO
connect the CO
cylinder to a regulator. Failure to do so could result in explosion with possible death or injury when the cylinder valve is opened.
One end of the red tube to the hose barb connection on the
CO2 regulator.Secure the tube by using one of the two self-locking black plastic snap-on clamps.Use pliers to snap the clamp on tightly to ensure that there are no leaks.
Insert a special washer (provided with the kit) into the regulator
To cylinder attachment nut.
Attach the CO2 regulator to the CO2 cylinder by screwing the
Regulator nut onto the cylinder valve and tightening with an adjustable wrench.
connect the CO
cylinder directly to the product container.
follow correct procedures when cylinders are changed.
secure the cylinder in an upright position.
drop or throw a CO
keep a CO
cylinder away from heat. Store extra cylinders in a cool place
(preferably 70°F). Securely fasten with a chain in an upright position when storing.
ventilate and leave the area immediately if CO
leakage has occurred.
check the D.O.T. test date on the cylinder neck before installation. If over five (5) years, do not use, return cylinder to gas supplier.
connect a product container unless there are two (2) safety’s in the pressure system: a. One at or on the CO
regulator b. One at or on the product coupler or in the pressure gas line.
Beer Keg Installation Sketch
NOTE: THIS BEER DISPENSER
ACCEPTS ALMOST ALL BRAND NAME
Installation Of the Keg Coupler
Insert the keg coupler provided into the locking
neck of the beer keg and turn it clockwise to lock into position, making sure the keg coupler is in the closed position. (See Figure 3)
Installation of the CO
Air Line Hose
Attach the end of the red hose to the hose connection on the keg coupler. Secure hose by using the connector and make sure there are no leaks.
Installation of Protective Metal Plate
This plate should always be installed when the keg is in place to protect against unnecessary damage to the floor of the cabinet liner.
Installation of the Beer Keg
Position the beer keg directly in front of the open door. Using keg handles only, carefully lift the beer keg. (See Figure 4)
To place the beer keg inside the cabinet, brace your knees behind the beer keg. Lift the front of the keg just enough so the front edge of the keg is resting on the front edge of the Beer Dispenser bottom cabinet. (See Figure 5)
Grasp the keg handles and slide it all the way into the cabinet.
Figure 4 Figure 5
THE BEER TOWER ASSEMBLY OF YOUR UNIT COMES WITH A FLAT MYLAR WASHER.
YOUR UNIT MAY NOT REQUIRE THE USE OF THIS WASHER AS TOWER IS DESIGNED FOR A
TIGHT AND SECURE FIT.
HOWEVER, WHILE INSTALLING THE TOWER TO THE UNIT THIS WASHER CAN BE USED FOR
A TIGHTER FIT IF NECESSARY.
Connecting the Beer Tower to Coupler
Make sure the washer is properly inserted into the wing nut.
Place wing nut into the top of the coupler turning until tight.
How to Tap a Keg of Beer
Make sure the beer tower faucet is in the closed position.
Pull tapping handle out and press downward until it locks into position. (See Figure 8) The keg is now tapped.
Opening the CO
Cylinder Main Valve
Before doing that, make sure the secondary shut-off valve is closed, as shown in figure 9. To open the main CO
cylinder valve, slowly turn the main valve counter-clockwise until fully open.
Notice the needle on the gauge start to climb.
Adjusting the CO
The gauge monitors low internal keg pressure and should be adjusted to read 10-12 PSI. (See Figure 10)
In order to do that:
1. Release adjustment lock nut marked 2.
2. Using a flat screwdriver, turn regulator screw marked 3. If increased low pressure is sought, rotate screw clockwise. By rotating it counter clockwise, low pressure will be decreased.
When the required operating pressure is attained, retighten lock nut 2.
3. Open secondary shut off valve to let CO
flow into the keg.
Keep beer keg refrigerated at all times.
Never allow beer lines to dry out.
Use clean beer glassware before pouring.
Hold glass at a 45° angle when 2/3 full, start to straighten glass and tap it off.
Always make sure the faucet handle is pushed all the way back.
Keg sizes that can be used in your beer dispenser.
59 Liters 15.5 gals. 1984 oz. 164 / 12-oz. Glass
7.8 gals. 992 oz. 82 / 12-oz. Glass
5.2 gals. 661 oz. 55 / 12-oz. Glass
15 Liters 4.0 gals. 496 oz. 41 / 12-oz. Glass
Our Beer dispenser accepts almost all
Brand Name ½ kegs. However Coors’ kegs do not fit in our unit.
Converting Your Beer Dispenser To An “All Refrigerator”
1. Turn the control knob to the “OFF” position.
2. Close the main valve on the CO
3. Close the secondary shut-off valve on the regulator pipe.
4. Close the connection between the beer keg and the keg coupler.
5. Drain any remaining beer from the lines.
6. Disconnect the beer line and CO
air line from the keg coupler.
7. Remove the beer keg and bottom metal plate.
8. Remove the keg coupler.
9. Disconnect the air line from the CO
10. Remove the CO
air line from cabinet plug
11. Replace the air line rear cabinet plug
12. Remove the beer tower. Also pull the beer line thru the top of the cabinet.
13. Replace the top cabinet plug.
14. Remove the guard rail and cover the guard rail installation holes by the provided plugs.
15. Install the two wire shelves to the desinaged positions.
16. Adjust temperature as desired.
Setting The Temperature
To start, turn the temperature control knob to the maximum setting (6) to achieve coldest position quickly. Allow the unit to run for 48 hours.
Temperature range of the thermostat goes from 36°F to 45°F (2.2ºC to
7.2ºC).Thereafter, adjust the thermostat to desired temperature range.
Optimum temperature for serving draught beer is between 34°F
– 3.3ºC) and that is a key factor to consider in storing and dispensing draught beer.
To turn off the Beer Dispenser, turn the control knob to the “OFF” position.
Keep an accurate thermometer handy and adjust temperature control setting as necessary or according to your needs.
There is no need to defrost the Beer Dispenser. Defrost water collects and passes through the drain outlet in the rear wall into a tray located above the compressor, where it evaporates.
IF THE UNIT IS UNPLUGGED, POWER LOST, OR TURNED OFF, YOU MUST WAIT 3 TO 5
MINUTES BEFORE RESTARTING THE UNIT. IF YOU ATTEMPT TO RESTART BEFORE THIS
TIME DELAY, THE BEER DISPENSER WILL NOT START.
TURNING THE TEMPERAT
URE CONTROL TO “OFF” POSITION STOPS THE COOLING
CYCLE BUT DOES NOT SHUT OFF THE POWER TO THE UNIT.
Cleaning Your Beer Dispenser
Turn the temperature control to "OFF", unplug the Beer Dispenser, and remove the contents.
Wash the inside surfaces with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
Wash the shelves and metal plate with a mild detergent solution.
Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning area of the controls, or any electrical parts.
Wash the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Moving Your Beer Dispenser
Remove all the contents.
Securely tape down all loose items inside your Beer Dispenser.
Tape the door shut.
Be sure the Beer Dispenser stays secure in the upright position during transportation. Also protect outside of Beer Dispenser with a blanket, or similar item.
Leave the Beer Dispenser operating during vacations of less than three weeks.
If the appliance will not be used for several months, remove all contents and unplug the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor and mold growth, leave the door open slightly: blocking it open if necessary.
When beer in glass appears hazy, and not clear.
Foamy head disappears quickly: beer lacks usual zestful brewery fresh flavor.
Do not wash beer glasses together with glasses that have contained milk or any other fatty substance. Lipstick is a fatty substance.. Make sure it is removed from glass.
Excess amount of germicides build up and leave a fatty film on glass, which may cause flat beer.
It is preferable to steam and sterilize glasses where health laws permit.
Wash glasses thoroughly with a good detergent.
Do not use soap.
Do not dry-wipe glasses. Permit glasses to airdry by placing them on wire or corrugated metal.
Rinse in fresh cold water just before serving beer. It is best to serve beer in a wet glass.
Over chilling beverage cooler and/or beverage lines.
Contaminated air source. If possible change to CO2 gas as a pressure source.
Defective Thomas or tongue vents.
Cracking, or when partially opening beer faucet.
General conditions causing cloudy beer.
Unrefrigerated food placed on barrel on cold beer.
Excessive low temperatures may cause hazy, cloudy beer, particularly when beer lies in cold coil for long periods of time. Make certain that lines are thoroughly cleaned, and then raise temperature slightly.
Open faucet quickly and completely.
Replace worn washers and parts in faucet when necessary to permit full opening of faucet.
See wild beer corrections #2, #5, #6, and #7, and flat beer corrections #5, #7, and #8.
See flat beer, correction #7
Always draw fresh air from an outside source to compressor. Attach hair felt filter to the outside intake, in addition to filter in line.
Bacteria growth may result from beer backing up through defective vents in air line, air pressure will then carry this into beer barrel.
Check and replace defective vents frequently, and thoroughly clean air line.
When unrefrigerated products, such as meats vegetables, fish, or fruits, are placed on barrel of cold beer, the beer becomes warm long before these products chill down to the cold temperature.
This change in temperature will cause Cloudy Beer.
Not enough pressure.
Defective Thomas and Tongue Vents.
Pressure is shut off.
Improper drawing of beer into glass.
Pre-color, or beer system, too cold.
Sluggish pressure regulators.
Contaminated air source.
Oil or grease fumes.
Moisture in Air system.
Rapid movement of air.
Increase pressure if beer runs too slowly.
Correct flow is to fill
Open faucet quickly and completely.
Check and find the correct distance to hold glass from faucet when drawing. Proper foam should be a tight creamy head, and the collar on the average glass should be ¾” to 1” high.
Beer drawn without head has appearance of being flat.
Check all washers frequently, particularly the air vents. A clogged vent will obstruct the flow of air or Co2.
Check source of pressure. Check power source when air compressor is used. Air compressor should never be connected to light switch. Make certain to have a separate electric plug outlet for the compressor.
tank, if empty, replace (See inside cover for proper procedure).
When barrel is tapped, and proper pressure applied, pressure must always remain on until barrel is empty.
If beer is started without first applying pressure beer will be wild at the start, and flat towards the end.
With an accurate thermometer, temperature in pre-cooler or box. check
Temperature at the faucet should always be colder by at least two degrees than at the precooler or box.
A regular seat, or the regulator diaphragm, may require replacing.
Also, check the same as you would for
Corrections 3 & 4.
Filter all air after it leaves compressor.
Oil fume from compressor, of kitchen grease fumes, pumped into beer, will cause Flat Beer.
If possible CO
2 pressure source. gas should be used as a
With the use of an air compressor, it is imperative to have a moisture trap installed in the Pre-cooler, and drained daily. This is in addition to an activated charcoal filter, necessary to purify the air just before it enters the barrel.
With tank type compressors, drain the tank weekly.
Moisture traps should be drained daily.
An air fan, or exhaust blower drawing air, or blowing air, across the bar where beer is drawn,
may cause the dead of foam to fall quickly. Fans or blowers should be located so that air movement is not directly across from where beer is drawn.
Large soap-like bubbles (sometimes called fish eyes). Foam settles quickly.
This is generally a Flat Beer condition: the
Causes and corrections for Flat Beer should be followed.
Often bitter and bitey, sometimes completely odor, carrying an unpleasant taste.
Beer lines should be flushed after each barrel is empty. Maintain fresh, Clean, sanitary conditions at bar. Smoke, kitchen odors, fly sprays, and disinfectants will harm the tast and flavor of beer, making it unpalatable. These conditions, as described, may come from an air source, or from actual contact with the glass at bar.
Improper, or no cleaning of coils, hose, leads, and direct draw system.
Coils should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a week.
Brush and clean faucet. (see Wild Beer,
Taps, rods, and tap-Seal fitting should all be scoured, using a detergent, then rinsed clean.
Direct draw Systems must be cleaned the same as coil systems: 4 feet of direct draw line accumulates as much per foot as any other system.
Contaminated Air Line. Defective Thomas or Tongue Bents.
Air hoses, air lines and vents, should be examined, and if contaminated, replaced.
Dirty air lines should be washed with a good cleaning compound, normally used for cleaning coils, and then rinsed clean.
Rubber hose will absorb and retain odors.
Rubber hose will absorb and retain odors. An approved Vinyl tubing is best for air since it does not absorb moisture, and is not affected by oily substances.
A fresh, outdoor, air line is imperative when air is the source of pressure.
Unfiltered air, Air is moisture ridden or oily.
Air must always be filtered.
See Flat Beer, Correction #8 for moisture ridden air.
May taste and smell extremely yeasty, or moldy
Contaminated Air Line.
See Cloudy Beer, Correction #3
See Off-Taste Beer, Correction #2
See Flat Beer, Correction #7
Improper transportation of barrels of beer,
Beer delivered on open truck, during high summer temperatures, may be the cause for starting secondary fermentation.
If at all possible, deliver beer barrels in closed body, refrigerated truck. If open staked body truck is used, cover barrels with a tarpaulin for protection against summer heat, and circulating warm air.
Truck should never be loaded the night before morning delivery, unless beer is refrigerated in truck.
No refrigeration, and improper rotation.
The rule is first barrel in, first tapped.
Refrigeration must be left on winter or summer.
Sour beer is generated as a result of secondary fermentation, above 45 degrees. Retail outlets that do not have refrigeration should ice up barrels, or at least cover barrels with tarpaulin or burlap bags.
Best temperature for barrels is 38° to 40°.
Beer, when drawn, is all foam, or too much foam, and not enough liquid beer.
Improper drawing beer into glass.
Open faucet quickly and completely.
Check and find the correct distance to hold glass from faucet when drawing. Proper foam should be a tight, creamy head, and the collar on the avera ge glass should be ¾ “ to 1” high.
Yeast growth, or other obstructions in faucet.
Worn faucet parts and worn faucet washers.
Clean faucet spout with a good brush daily.
Scour all internal faucet parts at least once a week.
Replace worn washers as required. If faucet does not open wide, worn parts or entire faucet must be replaced.
Kinks, dents, or twists in coils, or direct draw lines: obstructions in line, near, or behind faucet.
Check for, and replace kinked, dented, or twisted line from barrel to faucet.
Examine for frayed coupling washer behind faucet that may cause obstruction.
Sag, or trap in line.
Keep all metal beer lines straight from barrel to faucet; never permit lines to sag, as this creates traps that may cause wild beer.
Beer too warm at faucet;
Beer too warm in Coil System.
Beer too warm in Air Shaft System.
Temperature at faucet must always be at least 2 degrees colder than at barrel.
In sweet-water refrigerated, or ice-water system,
Hot spots in line.
Pre-Cooler, or Direct Draw Dispenser, too warm.
No cold storage space for delivered beer; beer becomes warm in barrel.
Too much air pressure.
Not enough pressure.
faucet shank must always be submerged.
In Cold Air System, the coldest air from the blower must first be directed to the faucet, and then circulated back to pre-cooler.
Insulate all beer lines; a long beer run must be constantly refrigerated. Insulation helps. But insulation is not refrigeration.
Keep all beer lines away from hot water pipes, hot air ducts, and steam lines. A cold steam pipe in the summer is a hot steam pipe in the winter.
It is always summer indoors and in the basement, therefore, maintain pre-cooler, and direct draw dispenser temperature at 40° all year round. If direct draw temperature cannot be lowered, increase applied pressure; however, balance the system by changing to smaller diameter length of vinyl tubing or install a foam control faucet.
Never shut off refrigeration
– day or night.
Coil systems, and direct draw systems, must be properly balanced in order to apply pressure required for warmest temperature to which barrels of beer will be exposed. A control beer faucet can be used in place of a restricted coil to balance system.
Check source of pressure. Adjust pressure to suit properly balanced system. For correct beer flow, fill a 10 oz. Glass in 4 seconds at proper temperature.
Check and replace a creeping regulator and gauge.
Adjust pressure when using CO
as low as possible, however, remembering that the applied pressure must be slightly higher than the internal pressure of the beer (no more than 18 lbs. should be applied.)
The colder the beer and the higher the applied
2 pressure, the more rapid the absorption of
2 by the beer. This over-carbonates the beer, causing Wild Beer.
Check for defective air vents. (see Flat Beer,
Corrections #3 and 4.)
Always turn pressure on before drawing beer.
Rotate stock. The oldest beer should be tapped first; if beer has been allowed to stand in warm temperature beyond 45° for any excessive length of time, it may begin secondary
Store beer at 40° all year round.
Beer draws well at the beginning of the barrel. Towards the end of the barrel the beer is flat.
This is more likely to occur when beer turnover is slow.
Where air is used as a pressure source, air replaced the CO
in beer causing flat beer. Where beer is being drawn rapidly this problem is not so evident.
Wherever possible CO
Gas should be used as pressure source.
In high pressure systems where CO
gas cannot be sued a banner air-gas Blender should be installed. This introduces a small amount of CO
2 back into the beer, thus maintaining normal CO
2 content in beer.
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR BEER DISPENSER?
You can solve many common Beer Dispenser problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer.
Beer Dispenser does not operate.
Turns on and off frequently.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or blown fuse.
The temperature control knob is set in “OFF” position.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
The door is open too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The Beer Dispenser seems to make too much noise.
The door will not close properly.
The temperature control is not set correctly.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
The Beer Dispenser does not have the correct clearances.
Check to assure that the Beer Dispenser is leveled.
The rattling noise may come from the flow of the refrigerant, which is normal.
As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling sounds caused by the flow of refrigerant in your
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause popping and crackling noises.
The Beer Dispenser is not leveled.
The Beer Dispenser is not leveled.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The shelves or metal plate or beer keg are out of position.
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