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Correct placement of small rubber back-flow valve into keg coupler....

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I have a Danby DKC 445 BL. After disassembling & cleaning the keg coupler, I thought I reassembled it correctly, but obviously not because all I get now is the sound of air when I pull the handle and foam... I think I have reinstalled the little rubber (what I call the) check valve / back flow valve. I can't find a detailed assembly chart online. Can you help? Many thanks, Marshall (marshallmaher@aol.com)

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SOURCE: Danby Keg Cooler foam problem

Set co psi 8to10 lbs

Posted on Aug 03, 2007


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SOURCE: Too much foam

well you are right the CO2 is causing the foam you may need to replace the regulator on the tank it is most likely bypassing the bellows inside...as a temp fix you can shut down the co2 and bleed off the air then just crack open the tank to (hand) regulate the flow ..

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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Keg's are normally pressurized at 13 psi. If you only set yours at 8 psi then you are going to cause problems. You should always start at least the same psi that the keg is set to. If you can talk to the keg company as they all differ some. Common problem is to lower the psi which will cause foam until you reach about 1/2 full or a little less then you should get less foam but your beer will become very flat. Too much pressure is usually better than too little, even with too much pressure you'll see the beer come out fine but will start to foam when hitting the glass/pitcher. Also note that the coupler's that Danby use are very cheap, check the CO2 vale (between CO2 line and coupler) to see if there are any cracks or anything.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a danby kegerator that is spitting foam new

Turn off the co2 for now. Turn it on when you need it, but start at a much lower pressure like 2-4 psi. Adjust pressure as needed.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a danby kegerator and i just tap the keg

try changing kegs sounds like the tube in the keg is broken the keg has a tube that runs to the bottom of the keg inside and u push air into the keg to push beer thru that tube and into a cool glass and down to ur gulletbut it sounds like u have a defective keg or an empty keg

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If you are getting foam then finally poors fine you have a temperature problem. If you are getting constant foam then you are probably looking at a pressure problem. First of all make sure that you let your keg sit for at least 4 hours and get down to 38 degrees before you tap the keg. Also ensure that your pressure is set to at least what the pressure is in the keg (generally 13 psi). If you can, try to ask the beer manufactures (if you use a microbrewery) what pressure to set it at. One brew master told me to start at 15 psi and adjust from there.

If you still get foam and you can guarantee that the temperature is correct then you are getting some agitation from something else. Double check all your washers and even check your stop valve on the CO2 line to the coupler. Sometimes the lines are not the correct length or even the correct diameter, when the beer is forced through the line if it starts out thin and then expands or vice versa that gives beer a chance to get agitated and cause foam.

Finally the equipment that is used on these systems are generally not that great. I had a Danby Chill'n Tap and replaced the coupler and the tap and all the lines and that solved my issues, even though my problem was probably a cracked valve for the < $80 it cost me to replace everything it wasn't worth my time to figure out exactly what was wrong with it.

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