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The SodaStream Source is operated by a 3V lithium battery. If you are experiencing trouble with your device not turning on, or your LED lights are not coming on it could be that your battery needs to be replaced. This guide will instruct you on how to remove the carbonation block and replace the internal battery.

  1. Remove the soda bottle and the CO2 canister from the machine. Remove the soda bottle and the CO2 canister from the machine. Remove the soda bottle and the CO2 canister from the machine.
    • Remove the soda bottle and the CO2 canister from the machine.

  2. Pull the outer cover away from the front of the device. Pull the outer cover away from the front of the device.
    • Pull the outer cover away from the front of the device.

    We are working on that for the last two hours without succcess. The boytom seems to slide out, but the top is totally stuck.

    Robert Coles - Reply

    Hey Robert Coles, I figured it out. It wants to slide out backwards. You’ll notice the bottom wants to come out but the top is stuck. There is a sturdy plastic catch at the top, I managed to dislodge it by inserting a flathead screwdriver and giving it a little twist while pulling the housing away at the same time. I hope this helps! -jt

    John Tennant -

    I have the same problem.

    John Tennant - Reply

    I’m stuck here too. I’ve pulled a lot of things apart but this has got the better of me. I can’t even get the bottom to slide. I love the way his hands are delicately poised to gently lift the back off. I’ve tried pulling so hard I’m frightened of breaking it. Pity. Such a good, well thought out manual otherwise. Stuck on step 3

    damon.ormsby - Reply

    used two thin wood skewers to break the hold on the top. Slid them in each about 1/2” from the enter. finally released.

    Brian Runyan - Reply

    Brian’s comment is excellent. The only additional piece of information is that the skewers should be inserted from the back. The catch is in the middle near the back. I inserted from the front which was wrong, but still worked. I left a couple of very fine marks that I think would not happen if inserted from the back.

    David Balfour -

    This step was unnecessary. I was able to slide off the front panel without pulling the outer cover off.

    Matthew Dash - Reply

    there might be different variations within the same “model”. in my case (source), i realized that there is a tab at the top of of the housing. i pulled upwards the top of the housing, and was able to slide the housing backwards. there were 2 pairs of tracks on the sides of the housing that i thought they might have latches, but they were only guides to slide the housing. i do not how to share pictures here to show my steps

    Salam Gabran - Reply

    This step was a real bugger. What helped was sliding a medium putty knife between the top and inner piece. The plastic snap is very near the back. They are right above the small “point” in the centre of the mechanism below it. Takes patience and let the plastic give way in time. I thought for sure I was going to bust it, and then it finally slid out like magic.

    Scott - Reply

    Didn’t work I think they glued it shut to keep us from prying.

    Janey Kim - Reply

    • Firmly pull the front cover off.

    • This piece is difficult to remove and requires force. It may help to use a wide, thin object to pry it off (like a Jimmy).

    The plastic spudgers that are supplied for mobile phone or tablet screen removal are perfect for this job. Use 2 - 1 on each side.

    David Balfour - Reply

    Once the 18.2 mm screws are removed, I just pulled the black plastic outer cover a couple mm away from the white plastic internal block on each side to release 4 of the 6 plastic catches, and then rotated upward to release the last 2 plastic catches.

    Tony Hartshorn - Reply

  3. Remove the old battery and replace it with a new 3V lithium battery. Remove the old battery and replace it with a new 3V lithium battery.
    • Remove the old battery and replace it with a new 3V lithium battery.

    I just changed the battery without step 2 and 3. And it worked great. Thank you so much for the instructions

    Petra Reisch - Reply

    I agree. I removed the CO² cartridge as a precaution, but had no trouble removing just the front cover per step 2. To get it off, I pushed the cover down slightly to get room for a screwdriver. Then used the screwdriver at the top to move the cover outward just till it moved a small bit. It very little force. Then I pulled it off. Mine was relatively to pop off after that. A very easy fix.

    Charlie -

    Steps 1, 2 & 3 are unnecessary. Battery needed is CR123A lithium 3V, 1400mAH.

    Screw driver PH2, PH1 too small.

    Phillip Cunningham - Reply

    I would concur, steps 1, 2, and 3 are totally unnecessary to change the battery.

    Pete Wincott - Reply

    Y’all must be weak. No “prying” needed…the cover slides right off when you take out the two screws near the nozzle.

    Lee Keels - Reply

    Schritte eins bis drei sind absolut unnötig! Abdeckung geht ohne auf.

    talldo - Reply

    I was wondering the exact same thing . While its wonderful to see the inner working and see the full teardown thanks op

    he or she should mention to take off the front for battery change only skip all steps that don't address the front , or post his specific model number mines 001 and it has a build date of 2019.

    Should be right at the top “these model and build dates skip to step 4

    Alot of people and even skilled people sometimes have lapses or clumsy moments , extra unnecessary steps , increase the chance of damage

    Kal Jak - Reply


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Heel de achterkant hoeft er hiervoor niet af hoor juist de voorkant 2 vijsjes en je kan het voorste deksel er af klikken ;)

tomclaes1989 - Reply

Perfectly explained! I was afraid to pull the front cover because it does indeed take a lot of force to pull off!!

its important to note it’s a C123A 3v battery, not the C2 3v as I found out after opening

Kevin Shiner - Reply

Where is the best place to find these batteries? Canadian tire?

Dancingdaisy007 S -

Its the same battery many many products use usually built in , motherboards used it for years.

Kal Jak -

Staples has the 123A 3v battery

scottvelasco - Reply

Staples Canada or staples USA?

Kal Jak -

DO NOT DO THIS. It voids your warranty. I was told that would have replaced my machine FREE had I not done this.

meghanheasley - Reply

Yes, sure. This would only apply if the battery fails during your statutory warranty period e.g. 12 months warranty. In the case of our Sodastream, the battery became dead after 4 - 5 years, this is outside the standard 12 months warranty period. In this situation, there is no risk in performing the battery replacement is there?

Pete Wincott -

Steps 1-3 are unnecessary for changing the battery. Start at step 4. Remove 2 screws. Pry front cover off. Replace battery.

Don Current - Reply

I agree. Steps 1-3 were unnecessary and skip straight to step 4. It was very easy to pop off the top front cover and have direct access to the battery.

Sailor Dave -

You don’t need to pull the back cover off in order to pull the front cover off.

Mimi Sakarett - Reply

Target also carries the batteries, listed as 123 size.

donsnish - Reply

Easily completed - many thanks!

Nigel Longman - Reply

ONLY Step 4, 5, and 6 are required. Steps 1,2, and 3 are completely useless for changing the battery.

Lee Keels - Reply

my battery has started leaking and it ate through the plastic of the holder! No wonder it stopped working….. And its -35 outside so I really don’t feel like getting a new battery. Removing the back is completely unnecessary, but was good because mine was FILTHY inside. Its currently drying….

mannekin2001 - Reply

Perfect!! Thank you very much! I could never have done this on my own, but with your instructions I got right the first time! You’re good at this!

Lee Hemphill - Reply

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