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Summit SBC590 SBC590_OSmanual
DOUBLE-TAP BEER COOLER Model SBC590
OUTDOOR VERSION Model SBC590OS
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES
AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
FELIX STORCH,INC.
Summit Appliance Division
7701 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, New York 10474
www.summitappliance.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safeguards ......................................................................................................... 2
Before Using for the First Time .................................................................................... 3 – 4
Unpacking the Beer Cooler ............................................................................................. 3
Electrical Requirements .................................................................................................. 3
Tips for Saving Energy .................................................................................................... 4
Installation ..................................................................................................................... 5 – 7
Parts List ......................................................................................................................... 5
Positioning Your Appliance .............................................................................................. 5
Adjusting the Tilt .............................................................................................................. 6
Draft Arm Assembly ........................................................................................................ 6
Beer Kegs and Keg Tappers ...................................................................................... 6 - 7
CO2 Regulator and CO2 Cylinder ..................................................................................... 7
Tapping the Kegs ............................................................................................................ 7
Installing the Beer Kegs into the Cabinet ......................................................................... 7
A Note about Freestanding Installation ............................................................................ 7
Operation ....................................................................................................................... 8 – 9
Temperature Control ....................................................................................................... 8
Dispensing Beer .............................................................................................................. 8
Understanding Beer Temperature .................................................................................. 8
Beer Serving Tips ............................................................................................................ 9
Beer Cooler Sounds ........................................................................................................ 9
Care of Your Beer Cooler ......................................................................................... 10 – 14
Automatic Defrosting ..................................................................................................... 10
Installing the Cleaning Kit .............................................................................................. 10
Cleaning the Beer Cooler ...................................................................................... 10 – 11
Vacation ........................................................................................................................ 11
Moving the Beer Cooler ......................................................................................... 11 – 12
Removing / Replacing the Base Grille .......................................................................... 12
Reversing the Door Hinge ............................................................................................. 13
Disposing of a Worn-Out Appliance ............................................................................... 14
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................ 15 – 17
Problems with the Beer Cooler ...................................................................................... 15
Problems with the Beer ......................................................................................... 16 – 17
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................................... 19
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury when using your appliance,
follow these basic precautions:
1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
2. Use two or more people to move and/or install the beer cooler.
3. The appliance must be correctly connected to the power supply. Plug into a grounded
3-prong outlet. Do not remove the ground prong.
4. Do not use an adapter.
5. Do not use an extension cord.
6. Immediately replace worn power cords, loose plugs and faulty power outlets.
7. Disconnect power before servicing.
8. Do not operate the appliance in the presence of explosive fumes. Keep flammable
materials, such as gasoline, away from the refrigerator.
9. Use nonflammable products when cleaning the refrigerator.
10. Disconnect the appliance from the power supply before cleaning or repairing it. Only a
qualified technician should repair it.
11. Never stand on top of or inside this appliance, or swing on the door.
12. To reduce likelihood of injury, do not let children play with this or any other appliance.
13. Do not operate the valve controls unless the cylinders are completely installed and
connected.
DANGER! Old appliances can represent a suffocation hazard to children.
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Remove doors from your old appliance.
Leave shelves in place so that children cannot easily climb inside.
If old appliance contains refrigerants, it must be recycled by a licensed service
or disposal company.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REGARDING CO2 (CARBON DIOXIDE) GAS:
Always connect the CO2 cylinder to a regulator! Failure to do so may cause an explosion
resulting in possible injury or death when the cylinder valve is opened.
Never connect the CO2 cylinder directly to the product container.
Always keep CO2 cylinders away from heat. Store extra cylinders in a cool place (preferably
below 70°F). Securely fasten cylinders with a chain in an upright position when storing.
Never drop or throw a CO2 cylinder.
Always check the D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) test date on the cylinder neck before
installation. If it has been more than 5 years, do not use. Return the cylinder to your gas supplier.
Never connect a product container unless there are at least two safety devices in the pressure
system: one on the CO2 regulator and the other on the product container or in the pressure
gas line.
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BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME
These instructions are important, and we request you read them before using this beer cooler.
They describe the appliance and the correct and safe way to use it.
The instructions were prepared for various models so you may find descriptions of some
accessories and functions that do not apply to yours. These units are designed for the cooling
and dispensing of beer only, and are not recommended for storing perishable foods such as
meats or dairy products.
Before connecting the appliance to the power supply, leave it standing for a least 8 hours. This
allows the refrigerant to drain back into the compressor and reduces the risk of malfunctions in
the cooling system caused by shipping.
Clean the appliance thoroughly, especially the interior. (See Cleaning the Beer Cooler, pages
10-11.) Proper grounding must be ensured to reduce the risk of shock and fire. Do not cut or
remove the grounding plug! Connect to a 120V, 60Hz grounded AC outlet having a minimum 15
amps. Do not use an extension cord. Use a three-prong plug with a three-prong grounded wall
outlet. If you do not have one, have a certified electrician install the proper outlet.
UNPACKING THE BEER COOLER
Remove tape, and clean off any residual glue from the appliance surfaces before turning the
unit on. Apply some liquid dish detergent over the residue with your fingers, wipe down using
warm water, then dry.
In order to prevent damage to the surface of your beer cooler, do not use rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids, abrasive cleaners or sharp tools when removing the packing tape and glue.
Discard or recycle all packaging material.
Clean the inside of your appliance prior to operation. Refer to the Cleaning the Beer Cooler
section on pages 10-11.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Before moving your appliance into its desired location, it is important to check that the proper
electrical connection will be used.
Recommended grounding method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded electrical supply is required.
It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only your refrigerator be provided. Use an
outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch.
Do not use an extension cord.
Use a three-prong plug with a three-prong grounded wall outlet. If you do not have one,
have a certified electrician install the proper outlet.
NOTE: Be sure to unplug the beer cooler prior to installation, cleaning or general
maintenance such as changing the light bulb.
WARNING:
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Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire, electrical shock or death.
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TIPS FOR SAVING ENERGY
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Try not to open the door too often, especially when the weather is hot and humid. Once you
open the door, try to close it as soon as possible.
If possible, disconnect the power before changing a keg of beer.
When the unit is built-in: While this unit can be installed under a counter and the
compressor cooling is fan-assisted, an air gap of 2” between the rear of the unit and the wall
or counter surface behind is strongly recommended. This will enhance cooling and reduce
energy waste. Also leave at least 3/16” on both sides and 1/16” at the top. Be sure that
airflow under the appliance is not blocked.
When the appliance is used as a free-standing unit: When placing your unit, make sure
you allow at least 4” of clearance at the sides, rear and top to allow for adequate airflow.
Set the thermostat from a higher to lower setting whenever possible, depending on how full
the appliance is or what the ambient temperature is.
Keep the unit out of direct sunlight.
Periodically, check that the beer dispenser seals well and that the contents do not prevent
the door from closing.
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INSTALLATION
PARTS LIST
Remove all packing materials and parts. Inspect to make sure all parts listed below are present
and in good condition:
1 double draft arm assembly (with washer)
1 CO2 cylinder
1 CO2 regulator
2 keg taps (American Sankey type)
1 cleaning kit
Vinyl tubing
1 stainless steel (removable) floor to protect the unit during keg insertion
1 drip tray
Hose clamps
Various screws
POSITIONING YOUR APPLIANCE
WARNING: Two or more people are required to move and/or install this beer cooler.
Failure to do so may cause back or other injury.
NOTE: Beer coolers whose model numbers contain “OS” in their suffix can be used in outdoor
settings. They have special insulation and a weather-resistant stainless steel body wrap.
Also, a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) is built into the line cord. In the event the
cooler is not operating, first check to see that the GFCI has not tripped, then press the
RESET button.
1. Choose a location for the appliance that has a strong, level floor. If such a place is
unavailable, be sure to adjust the rotating leg supports such that the cooler is always kept
level.
2. If it is to be built in, your appliance needs at least 1/16” of air space at the top, 3/16” on the
sides, and 2” at the rear to allow for proper air ventilation. Be sure that airflow under the
appliance is not blocked. If the appliance is installed next to a fixed wall, provide at least 2½”
of room on the hinge side to allow for the door to swing open.
3. When the appliance is to be used free-standing, allow at least 4” of clearance at the top,
back and sides to allow for proper air circulation.
4. Avoid direct sunlight and heat. Light can discolor the finish. In addition, when placed near a
heat source such as stove or direct sunlight, the appliance will consume more electricity.
Similarly, avoid installing in relatively cold locations: Do not install in a place where the
temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C).
5. Avoid moisture. If placed near a sink or water faucet, the evaporator will frost faster because
of the higher humidity.
WARNING: Explosion Hazard: Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from the beer cooler. Failure to do so can result in explosion, fire or
even death.
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ADJUSTING THE TILT
If your beer cooler seems unsteady or you would like the door to close more easily, you can
use the four leveling legs to adjust the tilt of the unit.
Be sure that the unit is in its final position when making adjustments to the tilt, and that it is
plugged into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
WARNING:
Two or more people are required to move and/or install the refrigerator. Failure to do so
may cause back or other injury.
Leveling leg
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Turning a leveling leg to the right will lower the appliance toward the position of the leg.
Likewise, turning to the left will raise the unit away from the leg.
Several turns of the leveling legs may be required before the tilt of the appliance is
properly adjusted.
Turning both front legs the same amount to the left will tilt the beer cooler to the rear. This
adjustment makes it easier for the door to close.
NOTE: It is easier to adjust the leveling legs if someone else pushes against the top of the
appliance to take the weight off the legs.
DRAFT ARM ASSEMBLY
1. Slide the gasket over the wing nut on the bottom of draft arm assembly beer tubes. Slide
gasket up beer tubes to draft arm base.
2. Push the wing nut on the beer tube of the draft arm assembly through the hole in the top of
the cabinet until the draft arm is resting on cabinet top.
3. Align holes in draft arm base with holes in gasket and pilot holes in cabinet, then secure the
guard rail to the cabinet top.
BEER KEGS and KEG TAPPERS
The SBC590 beer cooler comes with a double tap and will accommodate two “Sixth Barrel”
kegs, also known as “sixtels” or “logs”. Each sixtel has a height of 23-3/8” and a diameter of
9-1/4”, and hold 5.16 gallons of beer. Two Cornelius (“Corny”) kegs will also fit. The SBC590 will
not hold a half barrel or quarter barrel, although it can take one “Slim Quarter” barrel.
The Sankey type keg tappers supplied with the beer cooler are the most widely used in the United
States. However, other types of keg tappers can be used. Before installing a keg tapper, check
with your beer distributor to make sure that the Sankey type keg tapper can be used.
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If you need keg tappers other than the Sankey type, it is recommended that you purchase the
tappers you need from your beer distributor. Please keep the Sankey type keg tappers for
future use. The Sankey system is becoming more popular. It may be purchased from our Sales
Department at 718-893-3900.
CO2 REGULATOR and CO2 CYLINDER
NOTE: Your CO2 cylinder is shipped empty to avoid any possible accidents during
transportation. When you purchase the first keg of beer, have your beer distributor fill the
CO2 cylinder. You must read and understand the following procedures for CO2 cylinders
before installation:
1. Install the CO2 gas line tube to the regulator by attaching one end of the red tube to the hose
connection on the CO2 regulator.
2. Secure the tube by using one of the self-locking black plastic snap-on clamps.
3. Insert a special washer into the regulator-to-cylinder attachment nut.
4. Attach the CO2 regulator to the CO2 cylinder by screwing the regulator nut onto the cylinder
valve and tightening with an adjustable wrench.
5. 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.
6. Slide the cylinder through the retainer and secure it with the bolt and the nut. Position the
cylinder this way so that you will be able to read the numbers on the gauges and easily
access the shut-off valve.
TAPPING THE KEGS
1. Make sure the shutoff valve on the CO2 regulator is in a closed position. Connect the
pressure tubes to the nipples of the keg tappers (use hose clamps). Connect the beer tubes
from the draft arm to the keg tappers. (Fasten securely with washer and wing nut.)
2. Make sure the beer faucets and keg tappers are in a closed position, and then tap the kegs.
Open the keg tapper valves.
3. Make sure the kegs are properly tapped, then open the shutoff valve on the CO2 regulator.
INSTALLING THE BEER KEGS INTO THE CABINET
1. Lean one keg on the front bottom edge of the cabinet.
2. Move the keg to an upright position, then slide it into the cabinet. (Use the stainless steel
floor to avoid damaging the unit).
3. Make sure the keg and beer tube do not touch the cold plate.
4. Repeat with the second keg.
5. The kegs and keg supports should be properly positioned in order for the door to remain
closed.
6. Release the air caught in the draft arm assembly by opening the beer faucet until foam
appears.
A NOTE ABOUT FREESTANDING INSTALLATION
If you decide to install your beer cooler in a freestanding position (rather than built-in) you will
need to order the SBC590 Kit, which includes a guard rail and a set of casters. Call our
Customer Help Line at 1-800-287-8799 weekdays between 8:30am and 5:00pm ET.
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OPERATION
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
The beer cooler’s temperature control knob is preset at the factory for
your convenience. When first installing the cooler, be sure that the
control is still in the mid-point setting as shown.
Adjusting the Control Knob
The mid-setting indicated in the paragraph above should be ideal for regular use.
However, if you need to adjust the temperature, be sure to wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments. Check the temperature, and adjust the knob to the next higher setting to make
the refrigerator colder. To make the refrigerator less cold, adjust the control to the next lower
setting.
DISPENSING BEER
Follow these steps to dispense beer:
1. Make sure the beer dispenser is plugged in properly to a 120V, 60Hz, 15 amp grounded AC
outlet.
2. Place the drip tray under the beer faucets.
3. Open the beer faucet by pulling the tap towards you quickly and completely to dispense the
beer.
4. Increase the pressure if the beer runs too slowly. At the correct pressure and temperature, a
10-oz glass should be filled in 4 seconds.
5. Hold the glass steady at a 45° angle. When it is 2/3 full, start straightening the glass. Proper
foam should be a tight, creamy head and the collar on an average glass should be 3/4" to 1"
high.
NOTE: It is normal to see condensation forming on a faucet. It is caused by the difference in
temperature between the cold beer and the inner surfaces of the faucet when beer is flowing
through the line.
UNDERSTANDING BEER TEMPERATURE
The recommended temperature for serving chilled beer is between 38° and 43°F. To maintain
this temperature in average room conditions of 70°F, set the thermostat dial at its midpoint.
NOTES: During the summertime when temperatures are warmer, we recommend that you
adjust the control to a cooler setting. Selecting and maintaining the proper temperature
inside the cabinet is necessary for maintaining the flavor and freshness of beer. Excessively
cold or warm temperatures inside the cabinet may cause a loss of flavor.
The best temperature for storing a keg is approximately 38°F.
Sour beer is produced as a result of secondary fermentation above 45°F.
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BEER SERVING TIPS
The following tips will help you serve the perfect beer. To serve beer from the tap similar to the
way it left the vat, check the following:
• Cleanliness (see Care of Your Beer Cooler, pages 10-11)
• Temperature (see Temperature Control, page 8, and Understanding Beer Temperature,
page 9)
• Pressure (see Troubleshooting, page 16)
• Use only CO2 gas
BEER COOLER SOUNDS
After your new beer cooler has run for a while, you may notice some sounds being generated
by the unit. These are normal. Any hard surfaces surrounding the unit, such as the floor or
cabinetry, can make the sounds seem louder. The following list explains some of the sounds
you may hear and their causes.
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Your beer cooler uses a high-efficiency compressor and fans to keep beer at the desired
temperature while minimizing energy usage. The fan and compressor may therefore run
for longer periods than your old refrigerator. You may also notice a pulsating or highpitched sound coming from the compressor or fans, as they adjust to optimize
performance.
As refrigerant flows inside the cabinet, you may hear some rattling noises. This may also
be caused by items stored inside the cabinet.
After each cooling cycle, you might hear a gurgling sound caused by the refrigerant flowing
in your beer cooler.
When the cooler is defrosting, you might hear water running into the drain pan.
Each time the cooler starts or stops running, you may hear some clicking sounds.
Outdoor beer dispensers contain a rear fan which runs only when the compressor is on, and
some models have an internal air circulation fan which runs continuously. A quiet fan hum
(similar to that of a computer fan) is normal.
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CARE OF YOUR BEER COOLER
AUTOMATIC DEFROSTING
There is usually no need to defrost the beer cooler because the ice deposited on the inner back
wall is automatically defrosted. Ice deposits on the inner back wall during compressor
operation. Later on, when the compressor is not operating, the ice defrosts and water drains
through the outlet in the inner back wall into the drain pan situated above the compressor where
it evaporates. If you see water building up in the rear of the unit, check that the drain trough is
not clogged. Use a pipe cleaner or a piece of flexible wire. During extremely hot and humid
weather, some ice may build up. If necessary, remove contents of the beer cooler, turn the
thermostat to Off and allow defrosting. A hair dryer may facilitate the process.
INSTALLING THE CLEANING KIT
Read and understand the following instructions before installing the cleaning kit.
1. Mix one gallon of warm water and one ounce (one tablespoon) of cleaner in a bucket.
NOTE: Do not use lye, soap or hot water.
2. Remove the cleaner cap. Fill the jar and replace the cap. Leave the remaining solution in
the bucket.
3. Turn off either the air cock on the regulator or the valve on the CO2 tank.
4. Disconnect the tap that is to be cleaned from the keg. Then disconnect the beer line from
the tap by turning the nut counter-clockwise. Place the tap and end of the hose in the
bucket.
5. Remove the faucet from the tower with the wrench and attach the fitting on the cleaning
bottle in its place.
NOTE: Make sure there is a washer at the back of the fitting.
6. Hold the cleaning jar upside down until the solution runs through the system into the bucket.
7. Fill the jar with cold clean water and repeat the process until the water runs clean.
8. Rinse the tap in the bucket with cold water.
9. Remove the fitting from the tower and reinstall the faucet. Make sure the washer is at the
back of the faucet.
10. Re-attach the beer hose to the tap and attach the tap to the barrel.
11. Repeat the process when the second keg is empty.
NOTE: Beer lines should be flushed after each keg is emptied.
CLEANING THE BEER COOLER
NOTE: To prevent the buildup of odors, clean the beer cooler about once a month. Follow the
procedure below for cleaning:
1. Disconnect from power.
2. Remove any parts that can be taken out of the cabinet.
3. Using a clean sponge or soft cloth, hand wash, rinse and dry removable parts and interior
surfaces thoroughly. Use a mild detergent in warm water. DO NOT use abrasive or harsh
cleansers such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes,
concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products. DO NOT
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use harsh cleaning tools such as paper towels or scouring pads, as these can scratch or
damage the surfaces of the refrigerator.
4. For stainless steel and painted metal exterior surfaces, use a clean sponge or soft cloth and
a mild detergent in warm water. DO NOT use abrasive or harsh cleaners, or cleaners
containing chlorine, as these can scratch or damage the material. Using a soft cloth, dry
thoroughly.
5. To help with removing odors, you can use a mixture of warm water and baking soda (2 tbs
to 1 qt [26 g to 0.95 L] of water) to wash the interior walls.
6. After cleaning, replace all of the parts that were removed from the beer cooler.
7. The condenser coils, located behind the base grille, should also be cleaned regularly. This
may be as often as every other month. Cleaning the condenser coils can help reduce how
much energy the cooler uses.
• Remove the base grille (see Removing / Replacing the Base Grill on page 12).
• When the condenser coils are dusty or dirty, use a vacuum cleaner with an extension
attachment.
• Replace the base grille.
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After cleaning the beer cooler, plug in or reconnect power.
VACATION
If the appliance will be turned off prior to your departure, follow these steps.
1. Remove contents from the appliance.
2. Unplug the appliance.
3. Clean the appliance. See Cleaning the Beer Cooler on pages 10 - 11.
4. Prop the door open so that sufficient air can enter the beer cooler. Do so by taping a rubber
or wooden block to the top of the door. Allowing air to flow into the appliance prevents the
buildup of odor and mold.
MOVING THE BEER COOLER
Follow the instructions below to prepare your appliance when moving to a new location, such
as a new home.
1. Remove all contents from the beer cooler.
2. Unplug the cooler.
3. Clean, wipe, and dry the unit completely.
4. Take out all removable parts, wrap them, and tape them together securely so they don’t
shift and rattle during the move.
5. Tape the door shut and tape the power cord to the rear of the cooler.
WARNING:
Two or more people are required to move and/or install the appliance. Failure to do so
may cause back or other injury.
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Important information about moving your beer cooler
Your beer cooler is heavy. When moving the unit for cleaning or
maintenance, cover the floor with cardboard or hardboard to prevent
damaging your floor. You should always pull the unit straight out when
moving it. Do not wiggle or “walk” the cooler when trying to move it, as this
can cause floor damage.
REMOVING / REPLACING THE BASE GRILLE
Required Tools: Phillips screwdriver
To remove the base grille:
1. Open the beer cooler door.
2. Remove the two SCREWS with a Phillips screwdriver. Release and remove the base grille
from the cooler by pushing both TABS in toward the center.
To replace the base grille:
1. Open the cooler door.
2. Align both TABS into position, such that the base grille snaps into place.
3. Replace and tighten the two SCREWS.
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REVERSING THE DOOR HINGE (Optional)
Required tools: Phillips screwdriver
1. Disconnect power from the unit.
2. Remove each of the screws on the top of the unit. There should be a total of seven (3 on
the hinge side, 4 on the unhinged side). Be careful not to lose or discard the screws.
3. Remove the TOP HINGE and WASHER (see picture at bottom) and set aside.
4. Lift the door straight up and off of the BOTTOM HINGE.
5. Remove the screws fastening the BOTTOM HINGE and COVER to the bottom of the beer
cooler cabinet. There are five screws total (4 for the hinge, 1 for the cover).
6. Move the BOTTOM HINGE and COVER
each to the opposite side of the bottom of
the cabinet. Completely tighten the four
BOTTOM HINGE screws, and
tighten the COVER screw gently.
7. Remove the two screws fastening the DOOR STOP SPACER and the DOOR STOP to the
bottom of the beer cooler door, and move the spacer and stop to the opposite side.
8. Re-insert and completely tighten the screws.
9. Install the door onto the washer and hinge pin of the BOTTOM HINGE.
10. Align the top hinge WASHER with the HINGE HOLE in the top of the door. Then, insert the
TOP HINGE pin through the WASHER and into the HINGE HOLE.
11. Fasten the TOP HINGE with three screws and move the remaining four screws to the
opposite side. Completely tighten the seven screws.
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DISPOSING OF A WORN-OUT APPLIANCE
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When an appliance finally wears out, dispose of it.
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Before you dispose of your old appliance, take the door or doors off but leave the shelves
and drawers in place so that children cannot easily climb inside.
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The refrigerating system of the appliance is filled with refrigerant and insulating substances
which should be separately recycled. Either have a licensed appliance repair company or
dealer remove the appliance or call your local recycling office for the appropriate disposal
information.
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For the sake of environmental protection, be careful not to damage the rear wall of the
appliance (the condenser unit or the tubes when moving the appliance) or any part of the
refrigeration system inside the appliance.
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This beer cooler is 100% CFC-free, but the coolant is under pressure and puncturing the
sealed system could be dangerous. The coolant used in the sealed system is non-toxic.
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Many older appliances may contain refrigerants that are harmful to the environment, and
should be recycled by a lawfully licensed company.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Many problems can be resolved without the need for a service call. Try the following list
as a reference to potential solutions of common problems.
PROBLEMS WITH THE BEER COOLER
PROBLEM: The beer cooler is not operating.
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Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Has a household fuse blown or a circuit breaker been tripped? Replace the fuse or
reset the circuit.
Is the temperature control knob in the OFF position or incorrectly set? See
Temperature Control section on page 8.
PROBLEM: The motor is constantly running, or running too much
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Is it hotter than usual where the beer cooler is? At normal temperatures, the motor will
typically run between 40% and 80% of the time. The motor will run even longer when
the unit is in an unusually warm environment.
Has a large amount of product been added to the beer cooler? The more that is added,
the longer it will take for the unit to cool down. During this process, the motor will run
longer.
Is the door frequently opened? Warm air entering the beer cooler causes the motor to
run longer. Keep the door closed as much as possible.
Is the control set correctly? See Temperature Control on page 8.
Is the door completely closed? Push the door firmly shut.
Are the condenser coils dirty? This prevents proper air transfer, and causes the motor
to work harder. Clean the condenser coils. See Cleaning the Beer Cooler section on
pages 10 - 11, and refer to #7.
PROBLEM: The beer cooler temperature is too warm
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Have you just added a large amount of product to the refrigerator? This will warm the
interior of the unit until the unit is able to cool down to the correct temperature.
Is the control set correctly? See Temperature Control on page 8.
PROBLEM: There is excessive moisture inside the beer cooler
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Is the door opened frequently? If so, humidity from the room will enter the beer cooler
and cause moisture to build up. This will happen even more if the air in the room is
very humid.
PROBLEM: The door is hard to open
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Is the gasket dirty or sticky? Clean the gasket and the surfaces that it touches. Rub a
thin coat of paraffin wax on the gasket after cleaning.
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PROBLEMS WITH THE BEER
Problem
Cause
Correction
Beer is cloudy:
The beer in the
glass appears
hazy and not clear.
Excessively low
temperatures
may cause
hazy or cloudy
beer,
particularly
when the beer
lies in the cold
coil for long
periods of time.
Drain a few ounces before drinking.
Glasses may
not have been
cleaned
properly.
Raise the temperature setting of the unit.
Do not wash beer glasses together with glasses
that have contained milk or any other fatty
substance. An excessive amount of germicide
build-up may also leave a fatty film, which will
cause beer to go flat.
It is preferable to steam and sterilize glasses if
such facilities are available.
Wash glasses thoroughly with a good detergent
to remove all fatty substances (i.e., lipstick)
Do not use soap.
Do not wipe the glasses dry. Permit glasses to
air-dry by placing them on a wire rack or on a
corrugated metal sheet.
Rinse the glasses in fresh cold water just before
serving beer. It is best to serve beer in a wet
glass.
Improper
drawing of beer
into glass
Open the faucet quickly and completely; proper
foam should be a tight creamy head. The collar
on the average glass should be ¾" to 1" high.
Beer drawn without a head has the appearance
of being flat.
Not enough
pressure
Increase the pressure if beer runs too slowly.
The correct flow should fill a 10-oz glass in 4
seconds (approx. 8 oz of liquid). Check the
pressure source to determine whether there are
obstructions in the air line. Replace a sluggish
air source or the CO2 regulator and gauge. The
tank pressure must always be higher than the
pressure used on the keg. Always apply
pressure to the keg before drawing beer.
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Beer has off taste:
Often bitter and
bite-y; sometimes
completely lacking
flavor and zest. It
may also have an
oily or foul odor
which may carry
an unpleasant
taste.
Condensation is
forming on faucet.
Improper
cleaning of the
tap
Brush and clean the tap properly. It should be
scoured using a detergent, then rinsed clean.
Contaminated
air line
Beer tube should be examined. If contaminated,
it should be replaced.
It is normal to
see condensation forming
on the faucet. It
is caused by a
difference in
temperature
between the
cold beer and
the surfaces of
the faucet when
beer is flowing
through the line.
Beer that is left
in the faucet is
not cooled by
the beer
dispenser.
After a period of non-use, a few ounces should
be drained before drinking.
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NOTES
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LIMITED WARRANTY
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Within the 48 contiguous United States, for one year from the date of purchase, when this
appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the
product, warrantor will pay for factory-specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a designated service company. Outside
the 48 states, all parts are warranted for one year from manufacturing defects. Plastic parts,
shelves and cabinets are warranted to be manufactured to commercially acceptable standards,
and are not covered from damage during handling or breakage.
5-YEAR COMPRESSOR WARRANTY
The compressor is covered for 5 years.
Replacement does not include labor.
ITEMS WARRANTOR WILL NOT PAY FOR:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your
appliance, to replace or repair fuses or to correct wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs or broken shelves. Consumable parts
(such as filters) are excluded from warranty coverage.
3. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper
installation, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products
not approved by warrantor.
4. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
5. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
6. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
7. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or
is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES – LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL
BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR. WARRANTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE
EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
WARNING! This product may contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth
defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, visit: www.summitappliance.com/prop65
Chemicals known by the manufacturer to be present in this product in concentrations higher than threshold
limits: NONE
FELIX STORCH, INC.
770 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
Phone: (718) 893-3900
Fax: (844) 478-8799
www.summitappliance.com
For parts and accessory ordering,
troubleshooting and helpful hints, visit:
www.summitappliance.com/support
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