How to Change Controls on Danby Kegerators

The Danby Kegerator DKC645BLS does draft beer in a big way.
The Danby Kegerator keeps beer kegs cold and ready for dispensing at home.The Danby Kegerator keeps beer kegs cold and ready for dispensing at home.
It holds it, chills it and dispenses it from half-barrel size kegs that contain the equivalent of seven cases of beer. The Kegerator includes a 5-pound CO2 tank with regulator and all connections and accessories to tap a keg. It has an overall capacity of 5. 8 cubic feet -- when you're not chilling kegs, it can be converted into use as a standard refrigerator. A blue LED display and total cabinet temperature controls are on a front panel above the reversible-hinged stainless steel door.

Step 1

Initiate the default temperature setting by plugging in the Kegerator. The current cabinet temperature displays in Fahrenheit and the thermostat control automatically sets at 41 degrees.

Step 2

Press the "Up" arrow or "Down" arrow on the digital control panel to change the temperature setting. The LED display will flash and show the current thermostat setting. Optimum dispensing temperature for cold beer is 36 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3

Increase the thermostat control setting by pressing the ''Up'' arrow. Each press of the ''Up'' arrow increments the temperature up 1 degree Fahrenheit.

Step 4

Decrease the thermostat control setting by pressing the ''Up'' arrow. Each press of the ''Up'' arrow increments the temperature down 1 degree Fahrenheit.

Step 5

Wait 5 seconds after the last press of the ''Up'' or ''Down'' arrow for the new thermostat control setting to enter. The LED display will stop flashing and display the current cabinet temperature.

Step 6

Press the solid-color oval button to change the Temperature display format from Fahrenheit to Celsius, if desired.

Warning

  • Despite the alcohol content, beer can freeze. Set the temperature control to avoid freezing. In addition, beer that is too cold may have flavor loss and may not dispense from the keg properly.

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