We’ve heard from several customers recently who have run into problems installing the regulators on their NewAir AK-200 series kegerators. The mistake is ours – the manual fails to mention a very important feature of the kegerator regulator that – if not utilized correctly – can lead to damage to the unit. Here’s what you need to know.
The large red knob in the photo below is called the regulator knob – it’s what you adjust to raise or lower the CO2 pressure, depending upon the type of beer you’re drinking and your personal taste preferences.
However, the pressure of the gas passing through the kegerator regulator will make the regulator knob slip away from the selected setting. To stop that from happening, there is a small screw on the bottom of the knob that you can tighten to lock the knob in place.
Here’s where the problem comes in: You must loosen this screw before installing the regulator. This will allow you to adjust the knob freely. Do not try to force the knob with a wrench or pliers, as you will damage the regulator.
Use the enclosed Allen wrench to loosen the screw on the regulator knob, adjust the pressure setting appropriately, and then tighten the screw again when you’re ready to serve.
Here’s another shot of screw with the Allen wrench in place.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our customers. We’ll post updated full installation instructions soon. If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact customer service.