Does your SodaStream Source no longer turn on? Does nothing happen when you try to activate the SodaStream Source? SodaStream Sources are susceptible to a range of problems that could cause them to be unresponsive, all of which are simple to fix. Check the following possible causes to identify and solve the problem.
Cause 1: Too Many Sealer Washers
If there are too many sealer washers present in the carbonation attachment area, the SodaStream’s carbonation bottle will not be able to hold in place. If the SodaStream Source does not detect the carbonation bottle, the system will not activate or respond. Check your SodaStream’s carbonation attachment area with tweezers. Pull out the small black rubber ring from the carbonation attachment area and see if there is a second rubber ring present underneath the first one. If there is a second ring, leave that one in place and keep the extra rubber ring for future use.
Cause 2: Washer Needs to be Replaced
If the SodaStream Source’s sealer washer becomes worn out in the carbonation attachment area, the SodaStream’s carbonation bottle will shift or not hold firm when attached. If the SodaStream Source does not detect the carbonation bottle because it is not inserted properly, it will not respond to the user’s commands. To remove and replace the sealer washer, use a pair of tweezers to pull the small black rubber ring out of the area where the carbonation bottle attaches to the SodaStream. Replace the old sealer washer with a new washer and try to reattach the carbonation bottle. If the carbonation bottle is attached firmly, the SodaStream Source should respond.
Cause 3: Battery Needs to be Replaced
If you are trying to use your SodaStream Source and nothing is happening (i.e. there are no lights on the three-level carbonation indicator), the device’s battery or interface chip may need to be replaced. Use this SodaStream Source Battery Replacement Guide to learn how to replace the device’s battery. If you have replaced the battery and are still experiencing trouble with your SodaStream Source, the device’s microchip may need to be replaced. Use this SodaStream Source Microchip Replacement Guide to learn how to replace the device’s microchip.