The following instructions describe the disassembly of the 2 piece ball valve to enable thorough cleaning.
While this is not required after every use, it should be done periodically, say every few months or every 4 brews or so.
|1. Unscrew Ball Valve
Holding fixed side of 2 piece ball value with wrench (right on picture) use a second wrench to unscrew the ball valve (left on picture).
Once loosened the ball valve end cap should just unscrew by hand.
|2. Separate Ball Valve
Picture shows the separated 2 piece ball valve.
The ball part of the valve has a slot at the top which engages with a slot that turns with the ball valve handle.
Be careful not to damage the white seals.
|3. Remove Ball and Clean Valve
Turn the handle so the ball valve is closed. The ball will now just drop out and all parts of the ball valve are accessible for cleaning.
Parts can be soaked in a sanitizer/cleanser and then thoroughly rinsed with clean water before reassembly.
Do not use anything abrasive on the seals as if these are damaged the tap will leak.
Reassembly is just reverse. i.e. Relocate ball in handle slot, screw up the ball valve end cap
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