Dispenser Start up

Today I wanted to touch on fountain dispenser start-ups. A lot of restaurants have had their fountains out of service for an extended period due to Covid. Now that they are starting to get back into a normal swing of things, your fountain might need a refresh. or fountain service. This would be a great opportunity to reach out to Donastar and schedule a preventative maintenance and start up service. We will send a certified technician to clean and sanitize your dispenser, change filters if needed and make sure your product is dispensing at top quality. If there are any parts that need replacing we could determine what is needed, acquire said parts and change those parts for you as well. We work with service partners all across the country, from the largest of major city’s to the more remote locations within your state. We can help you with beverage service or food service equipment wherever you might be located.


Without calling a service technician, there are some soda dispenser services you can perform yourself as your restaurant opens! This will ensure that your dispenser is clean. It is possible to flush out your syrup lines by placing your bib connector in a bucket of warm water and flushing through each valve. This might not be possible with certain screw on connectors as you will need an adapter.  After warm water, you can run the lines through sanitized water as well.

Cleaning your nozzles and diffusers thoroughly is also a good measure to keep your beverage dispenser germ free. This can be done daily. Simply remove the nozzle and diffuser and clean with a small bristle brush and warm soapy water, then let soak in a sanitizing solution. Along with the diffusers, pour hot water down in your drain tray and clean your drain tray thoroughly, daily. A general once over on the dispenser and valves with a warm rag and cleaning solution is always a good idea to ensure all is clean. Spray the whole dispenser with sanitizing spray.  

For the most efficient and effective cleaning and start up I would recommend having a service tech out to your location for a start up service, and we can help you with that! It doesn’t matter if it is a Cornelius or Lancer machine.  Please reach out to Donastar for this and any other service you may require on you beverage equipment.

For additional questions or concerns, please visit for contact information or call us at 833-366-2782. We are happy to help! We have lots of other content on diagnosing and fixing beverage issues, please check those out for a fast/free way to keep your cups full!








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