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Old 08-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone bought a Kegco kegerator? I have a Kegco 2 tap from Beverage Factory. I am still troubleshooting a co2 leak, but my main concern is a loud pop every now and then. It sounds like a bullet. I can hear it two floors away (basement to upstairs bedrooms). This doesn't seem right, so I called the company and they said they all do that. This thing is sitting right next to my couch and I jump every time it pops (scarring the $%!# out of me). Do they all do this? I like the size of the unit and it was on sale, but if I knew it would sound like this I might have went the home built route.

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Old 08-07-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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I bought a Kegco dual tap kegerator about 6 months ago. I have never heard a pop. Only noise I can hear is when the compressor kicks on which is no louder than a refrigerator. Are you able to tell where the pop is coming from? Is it coming from inside the unit, outside towards the compressor? That's strange they said they all do this.
For your Co2 leak do you have a washer where the tank connects to the regulator? Have you sprayed water and star-san solution on all connects to see if you can tell if any bubbles are made? If you see bubbles then that is your leak. I had issues where the ball locks where connecting to the gas and liquid hoses.

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Old 08-08-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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I fired the last guy that told me "They all do that".

Double check the power cord is solidly plugged into the outlet to eliminate arcing as the source of the "pop". The only other thing I can think of that might fit would be a compressor that isn't securely bolted tight to the chassis might make a banging noise from torque twist when it kicks on...

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Old 08-08-2013, 05:58 AM   #5
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Here is my kegco dual tap. I also purchased from bev factory in SD. My wife has heard the "poping" noise in the middle of the night. I myself have not. She said it sounded like it has coming from the inside almost as if the keg was expanding. These are her words of course and she was a bit worried about the keg blowing up. Ha. I have been trying to listen but have not heard it myself.

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Old 08-08-2013, 06:05 AM   #6
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Has anyone bought a Kegco kegerator? I have a Kegco 2 tap from Beverage Factory. I am still troubleshooting a co2 leak, but my main concern is a loud pop every now and then. It sounds like a bullet. I can hear it two floors away (basement to upstairs bedrooms). This doesn't seem right, so I called the company and they said they all do that. This thing is sitting right next to my couch and I jump every time it pops (scarring the $%!# out of me). Do they all do this? I like the size of the unit and it was on sale, but if I knew it would sound like this I might have went the home built route.
Mine does it too. I think it's ice build up on the evaporator in the back. After I read that, I opened my door up and saw a lot of ice build up on it. I removed the ice and the popping sound went away. Give it a try.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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I recently purchased a used Avanti kegerator and after a few weeks of running I noticed the popping. It seems to happen when I lower the temp to 40 or below. It doesn't do it consistently but when it does do it, it's certainly loud. Last night it was really active. Today and this evening, not a peep.

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My first thought on CO2 leak and pop noise is that you possibly have regulator creep where the pressure starts climbing then pops the pressure relief valve. you would notice this by overcarbed/foamy as all heck beer and a high reading on the gauge. Not to mention serving speed. No appliance should be 2 floors away loud, except for maybe speakers.

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It seems to happen when I lower the temp to 40 or below. It doesn't do it consistently but when it does do it, it's certainly loud.
Thats the one. Mine really hasn't gotten below 40, seems mid to low 40's is its lower range.

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No appliance should be 2 floors away loud, except for maybe speakers.
Exactly. Thats why I posted the question. I can understand Beverage Factory sales clod saying they all do that, they made their sale. He said it was because it uses smaller something or other <insert techno jargon here>. The two questions I had were: how come my other small fridge freezers do that and why would you sell something that knowingly behaves that way.
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Check for ice on the evaporator plate. They aren't self defrosting.

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