Sodamod Troubleshooting / FAQ
Q. How do I adjust the adapter?
A. Please note that the SodaMod is designed to be adjustable. Depending on the tank you may have to use the included 1/16" Allen key to move the pin up or down.
The tanks are shipped empty. Please fill tanks with CO2 before proceeding. Always keep the tank and the adapter pointed away from your face and body (CO2 is under pressure and is so cold, that on contact is capable of burning your skin or eyes). Screw the SodaMod hand tight onto your tank (if the tank leaks upon screwing the adapter onto it, adjust the set screw counter-clockwise as needed). Place long side of the provided Allen key into the adapter’s center pin hole. Slightly press down on the Allen key to assure that it is set into the hex socket of the stainless steel adjustment screw. Using only one or two fingers continue turning clockwise using very small increments until a slight leak is detected. At this point turn the Allen key counter-clockwise just enough that the leak stops. Now install the tank and adapter into your SodaStream and use as you normally would. Never screw the pin in too far as this can damage your tanks pin valve and void your warranty. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Q. My tank leaks when attaching the Sodamod.
A. The Sodamod was designed to be adjustable because the length of the pin valves in the tanks may vary slightly. To adjust use the 1/16” Allen key provided to raise or lower the adjustment screw found in the center of the Sodamod. If your tank adapter combo leaks, try using the Allen key to turn the adjustment screw counter-clockwise until the leak stops. If your tank leaks without the Sodamod adapter screwed onto it please contact Sodamod support.
Q. My drinks are not as carbonated (fizzy) as before.
A. The adjustment screw might not be pushing the pin valve far enough open causing the flow of CO2 into the drink to be restricted. To fix this, simply use the Allen key and turn the adjustment screw clockwise slightly and retest until the desired flow of CO2 is achieved. Be sure not to screw the pin too far as this will cause the tank to leak and may damage the pin valve.
Q. My tanks leaked all of their CO2 out.
A. Be sure that the Sodamod is adjusted properly. If the adjustment screw is screwed too far in, it may cause the pin valve of the tank to leak. Listen for small leaks and/or place the tank with the adapter installed and properly adjusted underwater to check for leaks. If a leak is detected turn the adjustment screw counter-clockwise until the leak stops.
Q. Everywhere I call they say they can’t fill SodaStream tanks.
A. The Sodamod doesn’t use SodaStream tanks it uses standard paintball cylinders which most commercial gas suppliers can fill. When asking around for CO2 fills be sure to ask about filling paintball tanks, not SodaStream tanks.
Q. Where do I fill the tanks?
A. Our customers have used the following locations: Dicks’s Sporting Goods, Big 5, Academy Sports, Airgas, Homebrew stores, a local paintball store/field, or try using Google to find a
local CO2 or gas supplier. We suggest calling the location to confirm that they have CO2 on hand and that they can fill a paintball tank. Please find a location that can fill your tanks before placing your order. Due to the fact that the tanks are a "food item," we do not accept returns on tanks.
Q. Why am I not able to carbonate as much water as I could with the SodaStream tanks?
A. Depending on your model the paintball tanks may be slightly smaller than the Sodastream tanks.
12oz vs 14.5oz for the models that use the 60L carbonators and
20-24oz vs 33oz for the models that use the 130L carbonators.
This size difference is more than made up for by the difference in cost that you are paying for the CO2. The thing to look out for is that you are getting the CO2 that you pay for. CO2 is sold by weight so you should be getting what you pay for. You should be getting approximately 80% or more of the stated capacity. 9.6oz for a 12oz tank and 16oz for a 20oz tank and 19.2 for a 24 oz tank. These numbers are approximations and the reason the tanks are filled to 80% is to allow for expansion. This is an industry standard and is done for safety. So make sure that your supplier is weighing your tanks as they are filling them.
Q. What is the warranty?
A. The Sodamod adapter has a "Lifetime Warranty" for the original purchaser. We guarantee the Sodamod adapter to be free from manufacturer defects for as long as you own the adapter. Sodamod Tanks and accessories are warrantied to be free from defects for 30 days. Due to the fact that they are a "food item," they can only be returned for repair or replacement (at our discretion) and they can not be returned for credit.