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Old 03-16-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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just got a new keg kit and i cant seem to get the beer out disconnect to lock into place. It seems like its locked in but there's no pressure and it wont dispense beer.

If I push down insanely hard it will start to make a noise and then spurt out beer at the right pressure, so clearly its either not connecting, or the inside metal piece is broken (it feels fine when i push on it with my finger after I take it off to test).


this sucks as I have a party tomorrow and no way to get to the beer...

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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this is a ball lock keg...

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Could be that the poppet is either the wrong type, or is one of the "universal" ones that hasn't been trimmed to the proper height. How hard do you have to push on the poppet to get beer to squirt out?

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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Replace the quick disconnect.

Maybe there's some obstruction in the keg dip tube.

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Could be that the poppet is either the wrong type, or is one of the "universal" ones that hasn't been trimmed to the proper height. How hard do you have to push on the poppet to get beer to squirt out?
pretty damn hard. this was a complete kit from morebeer.
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Replace the quick disconnect.

Maybe there's some obstruction in the keg dip tube.
its not that, since if i push hard enough it makes a wailing noise and shoots out beer at pressure. Plus i inverted and shot some c02 through the dip tube to be sure.
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And just to be sure, you're lifting the collar on the QD up, pushing the QD onto the post fitting, and then the collar is sliding back down to lock it in place right?

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Have you taken the poppet out and looked at it? What model of keg is it, and which of these poppets does it look most like?



or is it a "universal" style without the feet, like this-

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universal. There are no legs. Here is a screenshot

http://imgur.com/rMRhoLN

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Does beer shoot out of the post when you press on the poppet? Be careful not the spray beer everywhere. If yes, then the issue is probably with the disconnect. Someone posted recently that they had disconnect issues because a black o ring got improperly lodged during shipping.

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