EdgeStar MINI KEGERATOR TBC50S User Manual

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Mini Kegerator

TBC50S

Owner’s Manual

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Important Safety Information

Improper handling can cause serious damage to the EdgeStar mini kegerator and/or injury to the user. This mini 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.

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 mini kegerator be connected on its own circuit.

The unit must be installed in accordance with state and local electrical codes.

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.

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.

If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or a qualified technician.

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.

General Safety

This unit is not intended for use by persons, including children, with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities.

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.

Do not use this appliance 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 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 or allow anyone to sit on top of the unit.

Do not turn the unit upside down, on its side, or at an angle off level.

Do not move the unit without emptying the contents and securing the door in a closed position.

Warning!

The optional accessory kit is not a toy. Keep out of the reach of children. CO2 Cartridges are under pressure. ANY MISUSE MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. DO NOT over-tighten the CO2 components. DO NOT discharge CO2 cartridges towards face or body or place them near heat. READ ALL WARNING LABELS.

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Table of Contents

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.................................................................

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INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................

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PARTS IDENTIFICATION .....................................................................................

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OPTIONAL ACCESSORY KIT ..................................................................................

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THREE QUARTER VIEW ........................................................................................

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INSTALLING THE MINI KEGERATOR ................................................................

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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................

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HEINEKEN BRAND DRAUGHTKEG TAPPING INSTRUCTIONS ......................

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NON-PRESSURIZED ACCESSORY KIT PART DESCRIPTIONS ......................

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NON-PRESSURIZED MINI KEG TAPPING INSTRUCTIONS .............................

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INSTALLING THE BEER LINE AND CONNECTING THE CO2 .........................................

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Connecting the CO2: .....................................................................................

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REMOVING THE CO2 LINE AND MINI KEG......................................................

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TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS................................................................................

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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE......................................................................

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CLEANING THE LINES..........................................................................................

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CLEANING THE MINI KEGERATOR ........................................................................

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS .............................................................................

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ADJUSTING THE TEMPERATURE ...................................................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................

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SPECIFICATIONS...............................................................................................

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EDGESTAR LIMITED WARRANTY ...................................................................

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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 unit in the future.

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 mini kegerator for the latest technical information.

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing this EdgeStar mini 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 mini kegerator. Following this manual will ensure that your product will work at its peak performance and efficiency.

This mini kegerator is designed to refrigerate and serve most 5 Liter mini kegs. Under optimal conditions, it can refrigerate to the high 30°s Fahrenheit. This product is shipped with a tap designed for a Heineken® brand DraughtKeg™ 5 Liter mini keg. An optional accessory kit is available that fits most other brands of 5 Liter mini keg. A 5 Liter mini keg has about 169 ounces of beer in it, so it should provide about 10 ½ pints of beer or the equivalent of about 14 12 oz cans.

Please save the original product packaging in case you need to safely transport your mini 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:

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 mini 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.

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Parts Identification

Three Quarter

View

See-through window

Door

Optional Accessory Kit

(Model: TBC50-ACC)

(Sold separately)

Cartridge Stand

Regulator

CO2 Adapter

(Pierces CO2 Cartridge)

Handle Top

Dispenser Handle

Side Access Door

Regulator Window

Digital Controls

Drip tray assembly

Cleaning Bottle

Non-Pressurized

Tap

Rubber Ring

CO2 Releaser

CO2 Cartridge

Cartridge Holder

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Installing the Mini kegerator

Installation

Carefully unpack all parts.

Place the unit on a flat and level surface. It will work best in a room temperature environment (70°F), away from the sun and other heat sources, and with 3” of clearance between all sides of the unit and other objects for ventilation.

Install the drip tray by sliding it partially underneath the main unit

(align the “tab” sticking out of the drip tray assembly with the notch in the underside of the main unit).

Install the dispenser handle by screwing it onto the dispenser head. There is also a circular top that magnetically attaches directly to the top of the dispenser handle. Place this on the dispenser handle.

Now select the appropriate power cord (three prong grounded 115V or the 12V DC plug [cigarette lighter adapter]). Plug the power cord into the back of the unit, and then plug the other end into your power source. Check to make sure the unit is on by looking at the

LED in front of the unit. If the LED is lit, your unit is powered up.

We suggest you clean the lines prior to tapping your first mini keg, and cleaning them again after every mini keg.

Note that this mini kegerator ships with the connections to tap and enjoy Heineken® brand DraughtKeg™ 5 Liter mini kegs. This is the most popular and widely-available 5 Liter mini keg. Heineken® brand DraughtKeg™ 5 Liter mini kegs are already pressurized and need no additional CO2 to tap them. With the optional upgrade kit, you can tap and enjoy all commercially available 5 Liter mini kegs.

IMPORTANT: Do not remove any safety, warning, or product information labels from your mini kegerator.

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