Aarke carbonators are at the forefront of Soda Making carbonation technology.
While they bring all the best parts of the carbonation world straight to your home, they may be a bit confusing to maneuver for the first time and even more so if you don’t have previous experience with carbonation machines. If you’re having trouble with your Aarke carbonation, don’t worry, the answer to your problem is likely easier than you believe.
So the questions that have no doubt brought you here.
Other issues such as a broken nozzle or bottle or a misplaced gasket will require a bit more effort on your part.
In some cases, you’ll need to send your Aarke carbonator back to the manufacturer for repair. However, these types of problems are few and far between.
The best way to avoid dealing with one of these issues is to take great care of your Aarke carbonator. Ensure you always follow all recommended procedures when using it and don’t use any equipment with it that’s not recommended.
Commonly, the damage is done by using the wrong type of co2 canister.
Common Problems When Using an Arke Carbonator
Like with all things mechanical, issues will come and go throughout the lifespan of anything.
Here are a few common problems that people experience when using an Aarke carbonator.
This is because if there is a bad connection, your Aarke carbonator will either produce poor carbonation or simply not work at all.
To ensure all your connections are solid, take a look at where the bottle screws into the Aarke carbonator and where the co2 canister connects to the machine itself.
They should be firmly in place and have little to no wiggle room when fully connected.
If one of these connections aren’t secure, you’ve found the source of the problem.
To solve a bad connection, remove the bottle or co2 canister and attempt to re-screw it into the machine.
This should solve the problem.
Empty Co2 Bottle
If you have an empty co2 bottle, you’ll notice that your fizzy drinks become much less carbonated or not carbonated at all.
To check if your co2 canister is empty, unscrew it from the machine get the weight of the canister.
A full canister will weigh between 800 and 1200g, or between 1.7 and 2.6 pounds.
If you find that your co2 bottle is running extremely low or flat-out empty, you’ll need to replace the bottle or refill it.
Blockage in the Nozzle
Nozzle and Bottle Issues
In this case, the nozzle or bottle connectors may be damaged.
When this happens, you’ll not be able to form a solid connection between whatever part is broken and your co2 canister or water bottle.
To fix this issue, you’ll need to get into contact with Aarke and send your machine in for repairs.
A Fallen Out Gasket
Don’t fret, the solution is simple.
To check your gasket, look for the serial number underneath the foot of the machine.
Take the serial number and check online to verify if you have either Carbonator 1 (the serial number starts with 18, 17, or 16) or Carbonator 2 (a serial number starting with 19).
If you find your gasket isn’t there, an extra gasket is included underneath the foot below the sticker. Use this to replace it.
If you don’t have an extra gasket, you’ll need to get ahold of Aarke’s customer support. You can e-mail them at [email protected]