Equator BCR199B-49B Owner's manual

Equator BCR199B-49B Owner's manual
BCR 199B-49SS
Beer Tower
Plastic Gasket
Safety Guard Rail
Drip Tray
Adjustable Thermostat
CO2 Regulator
CO2 Gas Cylinder
CO2 Gas Cylinder Support
Reversible Door
Beer Keg (not included)
Metal Plate
Metal Washers(2)
Castors with Lock (4)
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.
WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.
To avoid the possibility of child entrapment, please take the following precautions
before throwing out the appliance.
- Remove all doors from the unit.
- Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
Before you throw away your old unit: Take off the doors. 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.
Refrigerants: All refrigeration products contain refrigerants, which under the
guidelines of federal law must be removed before disposal of product. It is the
consumer’s responsibility to comply with federal and local regulations when
disposing of this product.
Never clean unit parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
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-
Before Using Your Beer Dispenser
• Remove the exterior and interior packing.
• Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
1 Safety Guard Rail
1 Drip Tray (2 Pieces)
1 CO2 Cylinder Support
1 CO2 Regulator (Box)
1 CO2 Empty Cylinder(Box)
1 CO2 Air Line Hose (Red)
1 Beer Keg Coupler (Box)
1 Beer Tower
1 Pull Handle (Beer Tower Faucet)
1 Metal Wrench
4 Plugs: For Guard Rail Holes
1 Metal Plate For Cabinet Bottom
2 Steel wire shelves
1 Steel Clamp for Red Hose
4 Castors with locks
2 Metal Washers
Before plugging in the keg cooler, let it stand upright for approximately 2 hours. This will
reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from handling during
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 door open required space between the sides of the Beer Dispenser ,which allows
the proper air circulation to cool the compressor.
• 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. This unit is not designed for outside installation (ie garages,
porches, etc.)
Avoid locating the Beer Dispenser in excessive humidity.
Plug the Beer Dispenser into a dedicated, 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 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
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 service center.
This Beer Dispenser should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this Beer
Dispenser 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.
Use of extension cords is not recommended.
This Beer Dispenser requires a standard 115/120-volt, 60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground
receptacle. The cord should be secured behind the Beer Dispenser and not left exposed or dangling
to prevent accidental injury.
Never unplug the Beer Dispenser by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull
straight out from the receptacle.
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
1. ALWAYS connect the CO2 cylinder to a regulator. Failure to do so could result in explosion
with possible 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.
Keg Installation Sketch
Install the four castors with lock provided into the unit’s bottom (four screw holes pre-supplied)
The two metal gaskets are used for the front two Castors. Figure (1) before installation. Figure (II)
is the final version.
Metal Washers
Installation Of CO2 Cylinder Support
• Install the metal support provided onto the 4 studs located on the exterior back wall. Align the
holes in the support with the studs and push down firmly. (See Figure 1)
Installation Of CO2 Cylinder
• The CO2 Cylinder does not come filled. The cylinder must be filled with CO2 prior to use.
• Install your fully charged cylinder into the support stand
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)
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Installation Of CO2 Air Line Outside Cabinet
• Remove plug located at the exterior back (top left hand corner).
• Save it for later use if you decide to convert unit to a refrigerator.
• Insert the open end of the air line (red) line the cabinet through the uncovered hole.
(See Figure 4)
Installation Of CO2 Air Line Hose To Regulator
• Attach the open end of the red hose to the hose barb connection on the regulator
• Secure hose by using one clamp provided. Use pliers/screwdriver to tighten clamp to prevent
leaks. (See Figure 3)
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 unit.
• 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.
• The plastic gasket (# 2 in parts list), can be used to make the connection between the tower and
the cooler tighter if needed. If Beer Tower will not turn to lock in place, try removing the plastic
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.
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 5)
• 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 6)
• Grasp the keg handles and slide it all the way into the cabinet.
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
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 7)
Installation Of The CO2 Air Line Hose
• Attach the end of the air line (red) hose provided to the hose connection on the keg coupler.
Connecting the beer tower to coupler
• Make sure the washer is properly inserted into the wing nut.
• Make sure the small round bead is in place (dropped down into the top of the coupler).
• Make sure the ball retainer is in place on the coupler, with the ‘arms’ down into the coupler.
• Place wing nut into the top of the coupler turning until tight.
How to Tap a Keg of Beer
• Make sure that the CO2 is turned off, and the Secondary valve on the regulator is in the ‘Closed’
• Pull out and release the pressure release valve on the Coupler to purge any air pressure.
• 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 CO2 Cylinder Main Valve
• Make sure the secondary shut-off valve (shown in figure 9 in ‘Open’ position) is closed. To open
the main CO2 cylinder valve, slowly turn the main valve counter-clockwise until fully open.
• Notice the needle on the regulator gauge start to climb.
Adjusting The CO2 Regulator
The gauge monitors low internal keg pressure and should be adjusted to read between 10-12 psi.
(See Figure 10). The pressure can be adjusted as needed.
• Release adjustment lock nut marked 2.
• Using a flat screwdriver, turn regulator screw marked 3.
o To increase pressure, turn screw clockwise.
o To decrease pressure, turn screw counter - clockwise.
• Retighten lock nut marked 2.
• Open secondary shut off valve to let CO2 flow into the keg.
• Allow several minutes for the keg to properly pressurize. Regulator gauge may drop while this
happens. (Note: Listen for hissing along all connections to identify if there are any leaks)
¾ Spanner Faucet Wrench
Spanner faucet wrench is provided for either removing or
tightening connection
¾ Plastic Faucet Lever
Attach the black plastic lever (pull handle) to the top of the faucet by
tightening it by hand clockwise until the end, holding in the silver nut
underneath so it does not turn.
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 counterclockwise (as shown) one turn.
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 as the glass fills.
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
59 Liters
15.5 gals
1984 oz.
1/4 barrel
30 Liters
7.8 gals.
992 oz.
1/6 barrel
20 Liters
5.2 gals.
661 oz.
1/8 barrel
15 Liters
4.0 gals.
496 oz.
164/12-oz. Glass
82/12-oz. Glass
55/ 12-oz. Glass
41/ 12-oz. Glass
Note: Our Beer dispenser accepts standard kegs up to 16-1/8” in diameter, and up to 23-3/8” in height.
Check with your distributor to make sure keg is correct size.
¾ Setting The Temperature
To start, turn the temperature control knob to the maximum setting (6). Allow
the unit to run for 24 hours for the unit to cool properly. You may then adjust the
temperature to the desired setting.
In average room conditions of 70°F (21 ºC), set thermostat knob position
between “4” and “5.
To turn off the Beer Dispenser, rotate the control knob to the “OFF” position.
Note: To accurately measure the temperature of liquid in the unit, place a cup of water
In the front corner, and place a liquid thermometer in the water.
During the summer when temperatures are warmer, we recommend that you adjust the control to a
cooler setting.
The time it takes to reach your desired temperature depends on the beer keg size and the room
conditons where the beer keg cooler is located. Normally, on setting of 6, it takes no more than 36
hours for a 1/2 barrel keg to cool down if the ambient temperature is 60°F to 75°F.
The more beer there is, the longer it will take to cool down.
Automatic Defrosting
There is no need to defrost the Beer Dispenser. Defrost water collects and passes thru 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 may not start.
¾ Converting To An “All Refrigerator”
Turn off 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.
Disconnect the beer line and CO2 air line from the keg coupler
Remove the beer keg.
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
Adjust temperature as desired.
This Beer Dispenser has a door that can be set to open from the left or right side. The unit is delivered
to you with the door opening from the left side. To reverse the opening direction, please follow the
instructions below.
Caution: To avoid personal injury to yourself and/or property, we ecommend that someone
assist you during the door reversal process.
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 stand with a mild detergent solution.
Wipe down any electrical controls with a dry clothe.
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.
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.
¾ 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.
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.
The Beer Dispenser seems to make too much
The door will not close properly.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or blown fuse.
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 unit does not have proper clearance.
Check to assure that the Beer Dispenser is level.
The rattling noise may come from the flow of the
refrigerant, which is normal.
Gurgling, caused by liquid refrigerant cycling, is
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may
cause popping and crackling noises.
The Beer Dispenser is not level.
The Beer Dispenser is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The shelves or stand are out of position.
The Keg is not properly centered in the unit.
The Castors are not attached.
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