How To Keep Your Beer Keg Cooler Running and Save Hundreds in Repair Bills

Dirty condensers kill beer keg coolers. It causes a loss in cooling capacity, high-energy usage and high compressor temperatures. The high temperatures cause the oil it the compressor to break down. This results in compressor failure.

I am convinced that many managers already know this. Often I have diagnosed problems caused by a dirty condenser, on a machine with a sparkling clean condenser. The condenser wasn’t cleaned until the unit stopped working. The trick is to get the condenser clean before the $600+ repair bill.

The simplest way to clean the beer keg cooler condenser is with a stiff brush. The outside edge can get blanketed with lint and dust. Gently brush it off, in the direction the fins run.

Make sure you are actually cleaning the condenser coils. Find the place that is sucking in air. This usually is not the condenser coil, except on ice machines. This protective grill has to be removed. The condenser coil is nothing more than tubing with lot of fins attached to it. A fan is on the other side pulling air.

Brushing only removes the debris on the outside edge of the condenser coil. It still can make a big difference, even if you do nothing else. Having the condenser blown out is best.

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This Is How You Can Prevent a Beer Keg Cooler Compressor Failure

The simplest way to clean the condenser is with a stiff brush. The outside edge can get blanketed with lint and dust. Gently brush it off, in the direction the fins run.

Make sure you are actually cleaning the condenser coils. Find the place that is sucking in air. This usually is not the condenser coil, except on ice machines. This protective grill has to be removed. The condenser coil is nothing more than tubing with lot of fins attached to it. A fan is on the other side pulling air.

Brushing only removes the debris on the outside edge of the condenser coil. It still can make a big difference, even if you do nothing else. Having the condenser blown out is best.

The Best Way To Clean a Beer Keg Cooler Condenser

Blowing out the beer keg cooler condenser is the best choice. It cleans the condenser all the way through. Compressed air can be used. Make sure there is no oil being blown out with it. That would make a worse problem. The dust would start sticking. Using a small air compressor is the simplest solution.

Refrigeration technicians use CO2. You can get a tank from a welding supply company. They can set you up with the whole outfit. You will need an inexpensive regulator, hose and nozzle. Get the cheapest regulator that you can find.

The regulator and nozzle are for safety. Follow the pressure limitation warning on the nozzle. This is the safe way to do it. You may have seen technicians do it without the regulator and nozzle. That can be dangerous.

Reach ins and beer keg coolers usually have sturdy condenser coil fins. Ice machines do not. Be very careful with them. Blow in the direction of the fins, not at angles. If any get bent, you will need to straighten them.

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