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PerfectDraft Pro - What is the spinning snake/line on my display?

If you have noticed a spinning snake or line on your PerfectDraft Pro display, don’t worry! Here’s what it means and what you need to know:

Spinning Snake/Line Explained

  • Temperature Calculation:
    • The spinning snake on the display indicates that the machine is calculating the temperature of the keg. This is a normal part of the process when you first load a keg into your machine.

What to Do

  1. Connect and Pour:

    • You can go ahead and connect your machine. If you have pre-chilled your keg, you can even pour yourself a beer while the machine is calculating the temperature.
  2. Temperature Differences:

    • The closer the beer temperature is to the machine's cabinet temperature, the faster the snake will finish and you will get a temperature reading.
    • If you put a pre-chilled keg into a machine that has been on for at least a couple of hours, you should get a temperature reading in less than 15 minutes.
    • If there is a larger difference in temperature between the keg and the machine, the calculation could take longer—up to an hour once you load the keg and close the door.

Key Points

  • Normal Operation:

    • The spinning snake is a normal indication that the machine is working to calculate the keg temperature.
  • Faster Results with Pre-Chilled Keg:

    • Pre-chilling the keg and having the machine on for a few hours speeds up the temperature calculation.

Summary Table

Indicator Meaning and Action
Spinning Snake/Line Machine is calculating the keg temperature.
Connect and Pour You can connect the machine and pour beer if the keg is pre-chilled.
Temperature Calculation Time Faster with pre-chilled keg; can take up to an hour if there's a large temperature difference.

By understanding the purpose of the spinning snake/line, you can ensure that your PerfectDraft Pro machine is functioning correctly and enjoy your beer with confidence. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to contact our customer service team.

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