How to Unstick Sticky Beer Faucets – Cleaning Guide

By Brian Lemay 2 comments


Sticky beer faucets? Here’s how to fix the issue Dab the end of the faucet piston in warm water If that doesn’t work, spray with sanitizer Spray the piston, center hole & inside the faucet spout If that doesn’t work, Disassemble the faucet &clean all the parts Unscrew the lower nut and remove the faucet lever Soak the components in cleaning solution or sanitizer Wait a minute or so Then remove the faucet piston as shown The large surface area of the piston is the problem area Dried beer seizes the piston to the faucet body Use a faucet brush to clean the faucet body Removing protein and mineral deposits left behind Reassemble the faucet as shown Another option is to upgrade to Perlick faucets The ball at the end of the lever has less surface area So there’s less space for sticky beer to accumulate The forward sealing design ensures stick-free operation Without the piston, your faucets likely won’t stick again Shop Perlick faucets

2 Comments

Mari Montgomery

Dec 12, 2017, 1:13 am Reply

Worked like a charm. Thanks!

Daniel Rowe

Dec 12, 2018, 3:16 am Reply

Or you can buy Intertap facucets which are even better

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