Instruction Manual
BEER DISPENSER
ABDA049AS
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BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS.
BEER DISPENSER SAFETY
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.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUIDES
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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:
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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.
For household refrigerating appliances
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Try not to open the door too often, especially when the weather is wet and hot. Once
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you open the door, mind to close it as soon as possible.
Every now and then check if the appliance is sufficiently ventilated (adequate air
circulation behind the appliance).
For household refrigerating appliances, in normal temperature conditions, please
arrange the thermostat at the middle setting.
Before loading the appliance with packages of fresh foods, make sure they are
cooled to ambient temperature.
Ice and frost layer increase energy consumption, so do clean the appliance as soon as
the layer is 3-5 mm thick.
If it is the outer condenser, the rear wall should be always clean, free of dust or any
impurities.
Always consider instructions stated in sections Positioning and Energy Saving Tips,
otherwise the energy consumption is substantially higher.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Beer Dispenser Safety
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Important Safeguides
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Registration Information ____________________________________________________4
Help Us Help You 0 ________________________________________________________3
Parts and Features _________________________________________________________4
Important Safety Instructions ________________________________________________5
Installation Instructions _____________________________________________________5
Before Using Your Beer Dispenser
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Installation of Your Beer Dispenser ___________________________________________6
Electrical Connection ______________________________________________________7
Extension Cord
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Reversing The Door Swing of Your Appliance
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Installation Instruction For Beer Dispenser _________________________________ 8-12
Spanner Faucet Wrentch
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Plastic Faucet Lever
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Dispensing Beer __________________________________________________________12
Converting Your Beer Dispenser To An All Refrigerator _________________________12
Operating Your Beer Dispenser _____________________________________________13
Care and Maintenance _____________________________________________________13
Cleaning Your Beer Dispenser ______________________________________________14
Vacation Time ____________________________________________________________14
Moving Your Beer Dispenser _______________________________________________14
Draught Beer Trouble Guide
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Troubleshooting Guide ____________________________________________________20
Service For Your Beer Dispenser ____________________________________________21
Your Products Warranty ___________________________________________________21
Wiring Diagram
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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Beer Tower
Mylar Washer
Safety Guard Rail
Drip Tray
Adjustable Thermostat
CO2 Regulator
CO2 Gas Cylinder
CO2 Gas Cylinder Holder
Evaporator
Reversible Door
Beer Keg (Not Included)
Metal Plate
Metal Bracket (2)
Castors with Lock (4)
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
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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.
DANGER or WARNING: 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”.
Before you throw away your old unit: 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.
-Save these instructions-
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Before Using Your Beer Dispenser
• Remove the exterior and interior packing.
• Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
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1 Pull Handle (Beer Tower Faucet)
• 1 Instruction manual
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1 Metal Wrench
• 1 Safety Guard Rail
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4 Plugs (For Guard Rail Holes)
• 1 Drip Tray (2 Pieces)
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1 Metal Plate for Cabinet Bottom
• 1 CO2 Cylinder Holder
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2 Steel Wire Shelves
• 1 CO2 Regulator (Box)
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1 Steel Clamp for Red Hose
• 1 CO2 Empty Cylinder(Box)
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1 Beer Tower Top Plastic Cover
• 1 CO2 Air Line Hose (Red)
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1 DVD Instruction
• 2 CO2 Hose Connectors
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4 Castors with Lock
• 1 Beer Keg Coupler (Box)
• 1 Beer Tower Assembly
• 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
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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 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.
Electrical Connection
Warning
Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power cord is
damaged, have it replaced by an authorized Products service center.
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.
Extension 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.
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Installation Instructions for Beer Dispenser
WARNING
CO2 GAS CAN BE DANGEROUS
WARNING: CO2 cylinders contain high-pressure compressed gas which can be hazardous if not
handled properly. Make sure you READ and UNDERSTAND the following procedures for CO2
cylinders BEFORE INSTALLATION.
1. ALWAYS connect the CO2 cylinder to a regulator. Failure to do so could result in explosion
with possible death or injury when the cylinder valve is opened.
2. NEVER connect the CO2 cylinder directly to the product container.
3. ALWAYS follow correct procedures when cylinders are changed.
4. ALWAYS secure the cylinder in an upright position.
5. NEVER drop or throw a CO2 cylinder.
6. ALWAYS keep a CO2 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.
7. ALWAYS ventilate and leave the area immediately if CO2 leakage has occurred.
8. ALWAYS 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.
9. NEVER connect a product container unless there are two (2) safety’s in the pressure system:
a. One at or on the CO2 regulator
b. One at or on the product coupler or in the pressure gas line.
Beer Keg Installation Sketch
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Castors with Lock Installation Sketch
• 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).
Metal
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In order to release or lock the brake, follow the below guide.
Installation of CO2 Cylinder Holder
• Install the metal holder provided onto the 4 studs located on the
exterior back wall. Align the holes in the holder with the studs and
push down firmly. (See Figure 1)
Installation of CO2 Cylinder
• Install your fully charged cylinder into the holder stand.
Figure 1
Installation of CO2 Regulator
• Attach the CO2 regulator to the cylinder by turning the regulator nut
onto cylinder valve, making sure washer is securely inserted into
connecting nut. Tighten snug using an adjustable wrench (not
supplied) and assure there are no leaks. (See Figure 2)
Figure 2
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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)
Figure 3
Installation of the CO2 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
Installation of CO2 Air Line Hose through the Cabinet Wall
• Remove plug located at the exterior back (top left hand corner).
• Save it for later use if you decide to convert unit to an all
refrigerator.
• Insert the open end of the air line (red) from the cabinet through
the uncovered hole.
(See Figure 6)
Figure 6
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Installation of CO2 Air Line Hose to Regulator
• Attach the open end of the red hose provided to the hose barb
connection on the regulator.
• Secure hose by using the steel clamp provided. Use
Pliers/screwdriver to tighten clamp and assure no leaks.
(See Figure 7)
Figure 7
Installation Of The Beer Tower
• Remove the top plug by twisting and pulling out, saving it for later use if you decide to convert unit
to an all refrigerator.
• Unravel the beer line (clear hose) from the tower and insert the beer line and wing nut through the
uncovered hole on top.
• Lock the beer tower assembly to the top and make sure to position the beer faucet so it is aligned
with the cabinet front (6 o’clock position). You accomplish this by aligning the bottom of the beer
tower to the 3 grooves on the top cabinet and tighten by hand clockwise to properly lock.
WARNING
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.
Figure 8
Adjusting the C02 regulator
The gauge monitors low internal keg pressure and should be adjusted to 10-12 PSI.
• Release the adjustment lock nut by turning clockwise. Turn the regulator screw to make the
adjustment.
• Turn clockwise to increase pressure or counterclockwise to decrease pressure.
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Figure 9
When you have adjusted the pressure regulator to the correct pressure, retighten the lock nut by
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turning counterclockwise.
Open the secondary shut-off valve to allow gas to flow into the keg.
Allow several minutes for the keg to properly pressurize. The regulator gauge may show a drop in
pressure while this happens. (See Figure 9)
Note:Listen for a hissing sound at all connections to determine if there are any leaks.
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Spanner Faucet Wrench
Spanner faucet wrench provided for either removing or tightening
connection. (See Figure 10)
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Plastic Faucet Lever
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 Figure 11) one turn. That should
correct the problem if exists.
Figure 11
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Dispensing Beer
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.
NOTE: Keg sizes that can be used in your beer dispenser.
1/2 barrel
1/4 barrel
1/6 barrel
1/8 barrel
59 Liters
30 Liters
20 Liters
15 Liters
15.5 gals.
7.8 gals.
5.2 gals.
4.0 gals.
1984 oz.
992 oz.
661 oz.
496 oz.
164 / 12-oz. Glass
82 / 12-oz. Glass
55 / 12-oz. Glass
41 / 12-oz. Glass
NOTE: Our Beer dispenser accepts almost all Brand Name ½ kegs. However Coors’ kegs do not fit in
our unit.
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Converting Your Beer Dispenser To An “All Refrigerator”
Turn the control knob to the “OFF” position.
Close the main valve on the CO2 cylinder.
Close the secondary shut-off valve on the regulator pipe.
Close the connection between the beer keg and the keg coupler.
Drain any remaining beer from the lines.
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Disconnect the beer line and CO2 air line from the keg coupler.
Remove the beer keg and bottom metal plate.
Remove the keg coupler.
Disconnect the air line from the CO2 cylinder.
Remove the CO2 air line from cabinet plug
Replace the air line rear cabinet plug
Remove the beer tower. Also pull the beer line thru the top of the cabinet.
Replace the top cabinet plug.
Remove the guard rail and cover the guard rail installation holes by the provided plugs.
Install the two wire shelves to the desinaged positions.
Adjust temperature as desired.
OPERATING YOUR BEER DISPENSER
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 3 hours.
Temperature range of the thermostat goes from 36°F to 45°F (2.2ºC to
7.2ºC).
Optimum temperature for serving draught beer is between 34°F – 38°F
(1.1ºC – 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.
NOTE: Keep an accurate thermometer handy and adjust temperature control setting as necessary or
according to your needs.
Automatic Defrosting
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.
NOTE:
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 TEMPERATURE CONTROL TO “OFF” POSITION STOPS THE COOLING
CYCLE BUT DOES NOT SHUT OFF THE POWER TO THE UNIT.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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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.
Vacation Time
Short vacations: Leave the Beer Dispenser operating during vacations of less than three weeks.
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Long vacations: 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.
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.
DRAUGHT BEER TROUBLE GUIDE
CLOUDY BEER
When beer in glass appears hazy, and not clear.
Causes
Corrections
FLAT BEER
Foamy head disappears quickly: beer lacks usual zestful brewery fresh flavor.
Causes
Corrections
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• Over chilling beverage cooler and/or
beverage lines.
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• 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.
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• Cracking, or when partially opening
beer faucet.
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• Open faucet quickly and completely.
• Replace worn washers and parts in faucet when
necessary to permit full opening of faucet.
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• 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.
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• See wild beer corrections #2, #5, #6, and #7, and
flat beer corrections #5, #7, and #8.
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• 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.
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• Contaminated air source. If possible
change to CO2 gas as a pressure
source.
• Defective Thomas or tongue vents.
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• General conditions causing cloudy
beer.
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• Unrefrigerated food placed on barrel
on cold beer.
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• Greasy glass
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• Improper drawing of beer into glass.
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• Not enough pressure.
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• Defective Thomas and Tongue Vents.
• Pressure is shut off.
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• Pre-color, or beer system, too cold.
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• Sluggish pressure regulators.
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• Contaminated air source.
• Oil or grease fumes.
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• 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.
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• 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.
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• Increase pressure if beer runs too slowly.
Correct flow is to fill
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• 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.
• Check CO2 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.
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• With an accurate thermometer,
check
temperature in pre-cooler or box.
• Temperature at the faucet should always be
colder by at least two degrees than at the
precooler or box.
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• A regular seat, or the regulator diaphragm, may
require replacing.
• Also, check the same as you would for
Corrections 3 & 4.
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• Filter all air after it leaves compressor.
• Oil fume from compressor, of kitchen grease
fumes, pumped into beer, will cause Flat Beer.
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• Moisture in Air system.
If possible CO2 gas should be used as a
pressure source.
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• 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.
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• 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.
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• Rapid movement of air.
LOOSE FOAM
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Corrections
Large soap-like bubbles (sometimes
called fish eyes). Foam settles quickly.
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This is generally a Flat Beer condition: the
Causes and corrections for Flat Beer should be
followed.
OFF-TASTE BEER
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.
Causes
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• Improper, or no cleaning of coils, hose,
leads, and direct draw system.
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• Contaminated Air Line. Defective Thomas
or Tongue Bents.
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Corrections
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• Coils should be thoroughly cleaned at least once
a week.
• Brush and clean faucet. (see Wild Beer,
Correction #2)
• 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.
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• 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.
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Rubber hose will absorb and retain odors.
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4)
• Unfiltered air, Air is moisture ridden or
oily.
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.
4)
• Air must always be filtered.
• See Flat Beer, Correction #8 for moisture ridden
air.
SOUR BEER
May taste and smell extremely yeasty, or moldy.
Cause
Corrections
1)
• Contaminated Air Line.
2)
• Improper transportation of barrels of beer,
Beer delivered on open truck, during high
summer temperatures, may be the cause
for starting secondary fermentation.
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3)
• No refrigeration, and improper rotation.
See Cloudy Beer, Correction #3
See Off-Taste Beer, Correction #2
See Flat Beer, Correction #7
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.
3)
• 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°.
WILD BEER
Beer, when drawn, is all foam, or too much foam, and not enough liquid beer.
Cause
Corrections
1)
• Improper drawing beer into glass.
1)
• 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.
2)
• Yeast growth, or other obstructions in
faucet.
• Worn faucet parts and worn faucet
2)
• Clean faucet spout with a good brush daily.
Scour all internal faucet parts at least once a
week.
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washers.
3)
• Kinks, dents, or twists in coils, or direct
draw lines: obstructions in line, near, or
behind faucet.
4)
• Sag, or trap in line.
5)
• Beer too warm at faucet;
• Beer too warm in Coil System.
• Beer too warm in Air Shaft System.
6)
• Hot spots in line.
7)
• Pre-Cooler, or Direct Draw Dispenser, too
warm.
8)
• No cold storage space for delivered beer;
beer becomes warm in barrel.
9)
• Too much air pressure.
10)
• Excess CO2.
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Replace worn washers as required. If faucet
does not open wide, worn parts or entire faucet
must be replaced.
3)
• Check for, and replace kinked, dented, or
twisted line from barrel to faucet.
• Examine for frayed coupling washer behind
faucet that may cause obstruction.
4)
• Keep all metal beer lines straight from barrel to
faucet; never permit lines to sag, as this creates
traps that may cause wild beer.
5)
• Temperature at faucet must always be at least 2
degrees colder than at barrel.
• In sweet-water refrigerated, or ice-water system,
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.
6)
• 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.
7)
• 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.
8)
• 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.
9)
• 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.
10)
• Adjust pressure when using CO2 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
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CO2 pressure, the more rapid the absorption of
CO2 by the beer. This over-carbonates the beer,
causing Wild Beer.
11)
• Not enough pressure.
• No pressure.
11)
• Check for defective air vents. (see Flat Beer,
Corrections #3 and 4.)
• Always turn pressure on before drawing beer.
12)
• Old Beer.
12)
• 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
fermentation.
• Store beer at 40° all year round.
TAIL END BEER
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.
Causes
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Where air is used as a pressure source,
air replaced the CO2 in beer causing flat
beer. Where beer is being drawn rapidly
this problem is not so evident.
Corrections
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Wherever possible CO2 Gas should be used as
pressure source.
In high pressure systems where CO2 gas cannot
be sued a banner air-gas Blender should be
installed. This introduces a small amount of CO2
back into the beer, thus maintaining normal CO2
content in beer.
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR BEER DISPENSER?
You can solve many common Beer Dispenser problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible
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service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
Beer Dispenser does not operate.
Turns on and off frequently.
Vibrations.
The Beer Dispenser seems to make too much
noise.
The door will not close properly.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
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 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
Beer Dispenser.
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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SERVICE FOR YOUR BEER DISPENSER
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technicians that provide service on your Beer Dispenser. With the purchase of your Beer
Dispenser, you can have the confidence that if you ever need additional information or
assistance, the Products Customer Service team will be here for you. Just call us toll-free.
YOUR Products WARRANTY
Staple your sales receipt here. Proof of
original purchase date is needed to obtain
service under warranty.
WHAT IS COVERED
LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
LIMITED SECOND THROUGH
FIFTH YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from the date of
purchase by the original owner,
Products will, at its option, repair or
replace any part of the Beer Dispenser
which proves to be defective in
material or workmanship under normal
use. During this period Products will
provide all parts and labor necessary
to correct such defects free of charge,
so long as the Beer Dispenser has
been installed and operated in
accordance
with
the
written
instructions in this manual. In rental or
commercial use, the warranty period is
90 days. All Appliances of 3.5 cubic
feet capacity or less must be
brought/sent to the appliance service
shop for repair.
For the second through the fifth year from date
of original purchase, Products will provide a
replacement compressor free of charge due to
a failure. You are responsible for the service
labor and freight charges. In rental or
commercial use, the limited compressor
warranty is one year and nine months. Cost to
move the Beer Dispenser to the servicers’
shop and back to the user's home, as may be
required, are the user's responsibility.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
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Content losses of food due to spoilage.
Incidental or consequential damages.
Parts and labor costs for the following will
not be considered as warranty:
Evaporator doors, door springs, and/or
frames.
Inner door panels, door shelves, door
rails, and/or door supports.
Chest unitlid liners.
Vegetable crispers.
Light bulbs and/or plastic housing.
Plastic cabinet liners.
Punctured evaporator that voids the
warranty on the complete sealed system.
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Repairs performed by unauthorized
servicers.
Service calls that do not involve defects in
material or workmanship such as
customer education, door reversal, or
proper installation.
Service calls that are related to external
problems, such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate electrical power, accidents,
fire, floods, or acts of God.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting
circuit breakers.
Failure of the product if it is used for other
than its intended purpose.
This warranty does not apply outside the
Continental U.S.A.
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