[permalink id=311]A very important step during initial startup of a BreakMate is getting the water into the system. Once you have the system hooked up to your water source, you want to make sure that the carbonator is empty and not pressurized with CO2. To empty the carbonator of CO2, remove your CO2 tank (or connector, if using an external CO2 source) :
- press and hold the red release button, located to the left of the CO2 cartridge lock (see image).
- Continue to hold the button until there is no more "Air" coming out of the unit.
- After that's done, turn your machine on and let it fill with water.
- After the water has fully filled the unit and the pump turns off, then you may re-attach your CO2 tank/adapter.
If you try to fill your BreakMate with water for the first time and water does not flow, generally it is because the system still has CO2 in the carbonator.
If you've emptied the carbonator and there is zero pressure if water still does not flow, you may have a bad pump or inlet valve.
Failure to empty the pressure in the system before filling at least may cause the system not to fill. If you're using an external pump and/or if your lines are not correct, you could potentially blow the line out or damage the external pump.