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EdgeStar BR2001BL Ultra Low Temp Refrigerator for Kegerator Conversion Owner Manual
BR2001BL / SS
Fridge for the KC2000 Kegerators
Owner’s Manual
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Important Safety Information
Improper handling can cause serious damage to the EdgeStar kegerator and/or injury to the user. This kegerator is
designed for domestic indoor use only. Do not use the unit for industrial or commercial use. Any other use may
invalidate the warranty. Please review the ratings label located on the rear panel of the unit for electrical and other
technical data related to this unit. The unit must be used in a properly grounded wall outlet.
Please read and follow the safety information listed below to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury.
Electrical Safety
 Do not exceed the power outlet ratings.
 It is recommended the kegerator be connected on
its own circuit.
 The unit must be installed in accordance with
state and local electrical codes.
 A standard electrical supply (115 V, 60Hz), that is
properly grounded in accordance with the
National Electrical Code and local codes and
ordinances is required.
 Use outlets that cannot be turned off by a switch
or pull chain.
 Always turn the unit off and unplug it from the
outlet when cleaning.
 Unplug the unit if it is not going to be used for an
extended period of time.
 Do not operate the unit with a power plug missing
the ground plug, a damaged cord or a loose
socket.
 Be sure the kegerator is properly grounded.
 Never plug or unplug the unit with wet hands.
 Do not bypass, cut or remove the grounding plug.
 Do not use extension cords or power strips with
this unit. You may need to contact your electrician
if it is necessary to use a longer cord or if you do
not have a grounded outlet. Do not modify the
power cord’s length or share the outlet with other
appliances.
 Do not start or stop the unit by switching the
circuit’s power on and off.
 If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer or a qualified technician.
 Never repair the unit while it is plugged in.
 Immediately unplug the unit if it makes strange
sounds, emits smells or smoke comes out of it,
and contact customer service.
 Do not remove any part of the casing unless
instructed by an authorized technician.
 You should never attempt to repair the unit
yourself.
 Contact customer service for service options if the
unit needs service.
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General Safety
 To prevent back and other types of injuries, use at
least two people to move and install the kegerator.
 This unit is not intended for use by persons,
including children, with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning the use of the
appliance by the person(s) responsible for their
safety.
 Install the unit in a well-ventilated area where the
ambient temperature is above 50°F and below 95°F.
 The temperature range for this kegerator is
optimized for beverage storage. Perishable food
items may require a different storage environment.
 Do not place hot or warm items into the kegerator
before they cool down to room temperature.
 This unit is designed to be installed indoors, and
protected from rain, sleet, snow, and/or moisture.
 This unit is not intended to be used by children.
 Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with this product.
 Never allow children to crawl inside the kegerator. If
disposing the unit, remove the door.
 Do not use this unit near flammable gas or
combustibles, such as gasoline, benzene, thinner,
etc.
 Do not place the unit near heat sources such as
ovens, grills, or direct sunlight.
 Only use in an upright position on a flat, level
surface and provide proper ventilation.
 Do not pinch or kink the power supply line between
the unit and cabinet.
 Do not leave any cleaning solutions in the unit
 Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents or
abrasive solutions to clean the unit as they may
damage the interior and exterior.
 Do not place any other appliances on top of the unit.
 Do not turn the unit upside down, on its side, or at
an angle off level.
 If your model is equipped with a lock, take care to
keep the keys away from children.
 Do not move the unit without emptying the contents
and securing the door in a closed position.
Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ................................................................. I
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................... 1
PARTS IDENTIFICATION ..................................................................................... 2
BACK VIEW .......................................................................................................... 2
FRONT VIEW ........................................................................................................ 2
ACCESSORIES ..................................................................................................... 3
PROPER LOCATION ............................................................................................ 4
INSTALLING THE KEGERATOR ......................................................................... 4
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................ 4
Recommended grounding method ................................................................ 5
LEVELING THE KEGERATOR .................................................................................. 5
INSTALLING THE GUARDRAIL ................................................................................. 5
INSTALLING THE CO2 CYLINDER HOLDER .............................................................. 5
INSTALLING THE CASTERS .................................................................................... 6
OPERATION .......................................................................................................... 6
INSTALLATION CHECK LIST BEFORE OPERATION .................................................... 6
USING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL PANEL ......................................................... 6
NORMAL SOUNDS ................................................................................................ 7
PREPARING THE KEGERATOR FOR STORAGE ......................................................... 7
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE ........................................................................ 7
EXTERIOR CLEANING ........................................................................................... 8
INTERIOR CLEANING ............................................................................................. 8
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................................... 8
TROUBLESHOOTING CONTINUED ........................................................................... 9
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................... 10
First Time Operating Instructions
Before use, make sure all packaging labels and materials are all removed from
the unit. Be sure to keep track of all included parts and pieces before discarding
packaging materials. It is advised that you keep the original box and packaging
materials in case you are ever to move or ship the appliance in the future.
Let the unit stand for at least 24 hours before you use it; this allows the cooling
components time to settle from transit. The instruction manual should be read
before use.
This owner’s manual is provided for reference use only. Specifications may
change without prior notice. Refer to the product label on the back of your
kegerator for the latest technical information.
EdgeStar Kegerator
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this EdgeStar kegerator. We are glad you chose us.
We believe that your purchase of this product opens a relationship between you
and EdgeStar. We will provide the customer support needed to nurture that
relationship.
This manual contains important information regarding the proper installation, use
and maintenance of your kegerator. Following this manual will ensure that your
product will work at its peak performance and efficiency.
Please save the original product packaging in case you need to safely transport
your kegerator.
For Your Records:
Please write down the model number and serial number
below for future reference. Both numbers are located on the
ratings label on the back of your unit and are needed to
obtain warranty service. You may also want to staple your
receipt to this manual as it is the proof of your purchase, and
is also needed for service under your warranty.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
To better serve you, please do the following before contacting customer service:
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
If you received a damaged product, immediately contact the retailer or
dealer that sold you the product.

Read and follow this instruction manual carefully to help you install, use
and maintain your kegerator.

Read the troubleshooting section of this manual as it will help you
diagnose and solve common issues.

Visit us on the web at http://www.edgestar.com to register your
product, download product guides, additional troubleshooting resources
and up-to-date information.

If you need warranty service, our friendly customer service
representatives are available via email at service@edgestar.com or by
telephone at 1 (866) 319-5473.
Parts Identification
Front View
Top Panel
Control Panel
Opening for
Dispense Tower
Cold Plate
Opening for
External Co2 Line
Tip: Gather the model
and serial number
from the product label
and write them down
before installing the
kegerator.
Compressor Step
Keg Plate
Leveling Foot
Can be replaced
with casters
Back View
Rating Label
Opening for
External Co2 Line
Tip: The CO2 tank
can be installed
internally or externally.
Having the CO2 tank
installed externally
provides more room
for kegs inside the
cabinet.
Pegs for Co2
Cylinder Holder
Compressor Grate
EdgeStar Kegerator
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Accessories
Your kegerator will come with a set of standard accessories. These
include a drip tray, guard rail, casters, Co2 tank holder. The other
accessories you receive for the dispense kit and Co2 tank will be based
upon the type of kegerator you purchase.
Standard Accessories:
NOTE: The type of
kegerator you purchase
will determine the type of
accessories you will
receive for the dispense
kit. The most common
options include single,
dual, and triple taps.
1 – Drip Tray
1 – Guard Rail
4 – Casters
1 – Co2 Tank Holder
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NOTE: This appliance is
designed for “indoor” use
only and should not be
used outdoors.
PROPER LOCATION
To ensure the kegerator will last, install it in a location where there is
proper air circulation and electrical connections. Keep the refrigerator
away from heat and direct sunlight. This refrigerator is designed for
indoor use only and should not be used outdoors. It should not be placed
in a built-in or recessed area as it is designed to be a freestanding
kegerator. The following dimensions are the recommended clearances
around the beer dispenser.
Sides
2 to 3” (76mm)
Back
4 to 5” (127 mm)
UNPACKING ACCESSORIES AND INVENTORY
Proper Location
Installing the Kegerator
The kegerator should be installed in accordance with local electrical code
requirements. The kegerator should also be placed in a location that is
strong enough to support its total weight, keeping in mind that it will weigh
substantially more when fully loaded than when empty.
Before you plug the kegerator into a power supply, be sure to let it stand
upright for at least 24 hours to allow the compressor’s oils to settle.
Unpacking the Kegerator
WARNING: Use two more people to move and install the kegerator.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. Carefully remove the
packaging materials. Remove any shipping tape and glue from your
kegerator before using. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your kegerator.
IMPORTANT: Do not remove any safety, warning, or product information
labels from your kegerator.
Electrical Requirements
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD!

Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.

Never remove the grounding prong from the plug.

Never use an adapter to bypass the grounding prong.

DO NOT use an extension cord.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire, electrical
shock, or death.
Before you move your kegerator into its final location, it is important to
make sure you have the proper electrical connection:
A standard electrical supply (115 V, 60Hz), properly grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and
ordinances, is required.
EdgeStar Kegerator
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It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your kegerator, be
provided. Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull
chain. The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 Amps.
Recommended grounding method
For your personal safety, this appliance’s plug must be grounded. It is
equipped with a 3-prong power supply cord. To minimize possible shock
hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating 3-prong wall socket and
grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code as well as local
codes and ordinances. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least
resistance for electrical current.
• Plug your appliance into an exclusive, properly installed, grounded wall
outlet. Do not under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground)
prong from the power cord.
• Any questions concerning power and/or grounding should be directed
toward a certified electrician.
• This appliance requires a standard 110~120 volt, 60Hz electrical outlet
with three-prong ground.
• Do not use outlet adaptors. No other appliance should be plugged into
the same outlet. Be sure that the plug is fully inserted into the outlet.
Leveling the Kegerator
It is important for the kegerator to be leveled for optimum efficiency. It can
be raised or lowered by rotating the plastic sheaths around each of the
feet on the bottom of the machine. If you find that the surface is not level,
rotate the feet until the kegerator becomes level. You may need to make
several adjustments to level it.
1. If available, place a carpenter’s level on top of the product to see if the
kegerator is level from front to back and side to side.
2. To adjust the height of the kegerator, simply turn the feet (Right =
Lower / Left = Raise)
IMPORTANT: Kegerator should be level before installation
Note: A detailed
installation guide of all
the dispense kit
components may be
included with your
kegerator depending on
the type purchased.
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Installing the Guardrail
Snap the guardrail into the top of the cabinet’s guardrail pilot holes.
Installing the Co2 Cylinder Holder
Slide the Co2 cylinder holder onto the four pegs located on the back of
the cabinet. This holder is optional and only needed if you plan to have
the Co2 cylinder installed externally.
Installing the Casters
This unit comes with four casters. These are an optional accessary to
assemble if you would like to make the unit more mobile. To install the
casters:
Note: Allow the
refrigerator to stand in
an upright position for
24 hours before turning
on the power. This will
ensure that the coolant
has settled.
1. Remove the four leveling legs from the bottom of the unit.
2. With the contents inside the cabinet removed, set the beer dispenser
on its side.
3. Screw in the caster to attach it to the cabinet.
4. With all four casters tightened evenly, stand the unit in an upright
position.
OPERATION
Installation Check List before Operation
1. Have all packing materials and tape been removed from the interior
and exterior of the kegerator?
2. Have the installation instructions been followed, including connecting
the machine to electricity? And has proper grounding been installed for
the kegerator?
3. Has the machine been leveled?
4. Is the kegerator in a site where the ambient temperature is between
50º F and 95º F all year round?
Using the Temperature Control Panel
Note: Whether your
kegerator can reach cooler
temperature depends on the
ambient environmental
conditions.
Caution: If you powered off
the unit, please wait at least
5 minutes before powering it
back on.
EdgeStar Kegerator
This kegerator has one control knob located on the left of the inside of the
cabinet. Turning the knob to the right or left will make the unit colder or
warmer respectively; 1 being the warmest and 6 the coldest.
WARNING: Kegerator should only be set to the coldest setting (6) for
short periods of time while dispensing. If the kegerator is set to the
coldest setting for an extended period of time, your keg will freeze. For
keg storage, we recommend setting the knob between 4 and 5.
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Normal Sounds
Your new kegerator may make sounds that are not familiar to you. Most of
the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor or walls can
make the sounds seem louder than they actually are. The following
describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to you and what may be
making them.

Rattling noises may come from the flow of the refrigerant or the water
line. Items stored on top of the kegerator can also make noises.

The high efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high-pitched
sound.

Water running from the evaporator to the water bin may make a
splashing or sound.

As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the
refrigerant flowing in your kegerator.

Cracking or popping sounds are caused by the expanding and / or
contracting of the cooling coils.
Preparing the Kegerator for Storage
If the kegerator will not be used for a long time, or is to be moved to
another place, it will be necessary to defrost the unit and dry the interior.
IMPORTANT:
• Do not touch the power plug
when your hands are wet.
• Never unplug the unit by
pulling on the plug.
1. Disconnect the unit from the power supply by removing the power plug
from the wall socket.
2. Leave the door open to allow for air circulation and to prevent mold,
mildew and unpleasant smells.
CAUTION: Store the unit out of the reach of children. If you have children,
you may want to take additional precautions such as removing the door to
prevent a child from being trapped inside the unit!
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Cleaning accessories and
equipment can be purchased
at Kegerator.com
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A regular cleaning once every 2 weeks of the faucet, beer hose, and keg
coupler is extremely important when the Draft Beer Dispenser is used
frequently. If this is not performed, the beer will foam. Additionally
bacteria, yeast, mold, and beer stone will build up and quickly degrade
the quality of draft beer. A few minutes spent cleaning on a regular basis
will add life to your system, and improve the quality of your draft beer!
Exterior Cleaning
The door and cabinet may be cleaned with a mild detergent and
lukewarm water solution such as 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart
of water.
Do not use solvent based or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft sponge and
rinse with clean water. Wipe with a soft clean towel to prevent water
spotting. If the door panel is stainless steel, it can discolor when exposed
to chlorine gas and moisture. Clean stainless steel with a cloth dampened
with a mild detergent and warm water solution. Never use an abrasive or
caustic cleaning agent.
Interior Cleaning
The kegerator’s interior should be cleaned occasionally.
1. Disconnect power to the unit.
2. Open the door and remove the contents.
3. Wait until the unit defrosts.
4. With a clean cloth, wipe down the interior of the unit.
5. Reconnect power to the unit.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Before Calling for Help
If the unit appears to be malfunctioning, read through the OPERATION
section of this manual first. If the problem persists, check the
Troubleshooting Guide below and on the following page. The problem
could be something that can easily be solved or explained.
Symptoms
The kegerator turns on
and off frequently.
EdgeStar Kegerator
Possible causes
Solutions
The room temperature is
higher than the
recommended ambient
environment.
Run the unit at the appropriate ambient temperature.
The door is being opened
often.
Minimize the number of times the door is opened.
The door is not completely
closed.
Make sure the door is completely closed.
The door gasket is not
sealing properly.
Make sure the door gasket is properly sealing.
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Troubleshooting continued
Issue
The kegerator does not
turn on.
The kegerator will not
reach the desired
temperature
Possible cause
Solution
There is a power failure.
Ensure the unit is plugged in and the power outlet has
power.
The unit is not plugged in.
Plug the unit in to a power outlet that has sufficient
amperage.
A house fuse has blown or
the circuit breaker is tripped.
Replace the broken fuse in your fuse box or reset the
breaker.
The unit is placed too close
to a heat source.
Keep the unit away from direct sun light or other heat
sources.
The door is opened too
frequently or for a long
period of time.
Close the door tightly and do not open the door too
frequently or for a long period of time.
Certain sounds are normal.
Read the “Normal Sounds” section.
The unit is not level or is
touching another appliance.
Check to make sure that the kegerator is level, and that it
is not in contact with another appliance or furniture.
The unit is not grounded
properly.
Contact your local electrician to test your electrical
grounding system.
The kegerator is making
strange noises
The body of the kegerator
is electrified.
The environment is humid.
Frost is forming in the
kegerator.
The ambient temperature is
too low.
The door is being opened
too frequently.
Your unit is not level.
The door gasket is dirty.
The door will not shut
properly.
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If frost builds up manual defrosting may be required.
You can try running the kegerator on a warmer
temperature setting, minimizing the number of times you
open the door, or unplugging the unit to allow the frost to
melt.
Make sure the unit is on a level surface.
Clean the door gasket.
The door gasket is not
installed correctly.
Make sure the door gasket is properly installed.
The keg plate is not installed
correctly
Make sure the keg plate is properly installed.
The keg used is too large
This kegerator will not fit oversized kegs. Please check
the specifications on the next page for proper keg loading.
Specifications
Description of product
Freestanding Kegerator
Model
BR2001BL / SS
Voltage/Frequency
AC 115V~60Hz
Amperage
1.1A
Color
Black Cabinet; Black or
Stainless Steel Door
Storage Capacity Options
Fridge for the KC2000 Kegerators
1 Half Barrel Keg
1 Quarter Barrel Keg
1 Slim Quarter Keg
1-2 Sixth Barrel Keg(s)
1-2 Cornelius Keg(s)
Refrigerant
R600a, 0.67 oz.
Dimensions
(Height x Width x Depth )
33 1/2” x 20 1/16” x 24 13/16”
Weight
86.0 pounds
Note: Technical data and performance information is provided for reference
only.
Specifications are subject to change. Check the rating label on the
kegerator for the most accurate information.
EdgeStar Kegerator
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EdgeStar Limited Warranty
One (1) Year Parts & Ninety (90) Days Labor
This product is warranted by EdgeStar to be free from defective workmanship and materials, subject to any conditions set
forth as follows:
WHAT IS COVERED:
LABOR: For a period of NINETY (90) DAYS from the date of original purchase, labor will be performed free of charge at an
authorized EdgeStar repair facility. At its option, EdgeStar will repair the product with new or remanufactured parts, or
exchange the defective product with a new, refurbished, or remanufactured product. If a product is replaced, it will carry the
remaining warranty of the original product. After the ninety (90) day period, EdgeStar will no longer be responsible for labor
charges incurred. All defective products and parts covered by this warranty will be repaired or replaced on a mail-in basis to
an EdgeStar authorized repair facility.
PARTS: For a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original purchase, EdgeStar will supply new, rebuilt, or refurbished
parts free of charge. EdgeStar may request a defective part be returned in exchange for the replacement part. All
replacement parts or products will be new, remanufactured, or refurbished. All products and parts replaced by EdgeStar
under warranty service become the property of EdgeStar.
This warranty applies to the original purchaser only, and only covers defects in workmanship experienced during operation of
the product under normal service, maintenance, and usage conditions. This warranty applies to the purchase and use of this
product in residential settings within the United States of America.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
The following limitations apply to the coverage of this warranty. This warranty does not cover:
 Labor charges for installation, setup or training to use the product.
 Shipping damage, and any damage caused by improper packaging for shipment to an authorized service center, and
any damaged caused by improper voltage or any other misuse, including abnormal service, handling, or usage.
 Cosmetic damage such as scratches and dents.
 Normal wear and tear on parts or replacement of parts designed to be replaced, e.g. filters, cartridges, batteries.
 Service trips to deliver, pick-up, or repair, install the product, or to instruct in proper usage of the product.
 Damages or operating problems resulting from misuse, abuse, operation outside environmental specifications, uses
contrary to instructions provided in the owner’s manual, accidents, acts of God, vermin, fire, flood, improper
installation, unauthorized service, maintenance negligence, unauthorized installation or modification, or commercial
use.
 Labor charges incurred 91 days or more after the date of original purchase.
 The use of EdgeStar products in commercial settings.
 Optional accessories, attachments, and appearance items.
 Products that have been modified to perform outside of specifications without the prior written permission of
EdgeStar.
 Products lost in shipment, or theft.
 Products sold AS IS or from an unauthorized reseller.
 Products that have had their serial numbers removed or defaced. Products with serial numbers that have been
invalidated.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE:
If you believe your product is defective, contact EdgeStar Customer Support for troubleshooting assistance and warranty
service at 1-866-319-5473. Please have your serial number and proof of purchase available. Once an EdgeStar authorized
representative has confirmed that your product is defective and eligible for warranty service, the product must be returned to
an EdgeStar repair facility. The purchaser is solely responsible for prepaying all shipping related costs to and from the repair
facility. EdgeStar is not responsible for damage resulting from shipper mishandling or improper packaging. Do not return a
defective product to the place of purchase. Products received without a return authorization number will be refused.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY IS REQUIRED BY LAW, IT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE EXPRESS WARRANTY
PERIOD ABOVE. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR ITS DISTRIBUTORS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT,
TORT, OR OTHERWISE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
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