Introduction

The SodaStream Source creates soda when the loader tab is engaged. Pressing on this tab initiates carbonation and flavor infusion. This tab may become damaged through use and can be replaced through the steps given in this guide. The tab is located within the carbonating block and has its own cover. Replacement of the loader tab requires both external and internal disassembly of the device. This guide shows the steps to access this internal component.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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

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Image 1/2: This piece is difficult to remove and requires force. Image 2/2: This piece is difficult to remove and requires force.
  • Firmly pull the front cover off.

  • This piece is difficult to remove and requires force.

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  • Push the gold bar, located in the top of the device, out of the carbonating block.

  • You can use the end of your screwdriver to push this piece out.

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  • Slide the yellow battery cover up and away to remove it from the device.

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  • Unhook the bottom piece of the plastic arm on each side of the device.

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  • Lift the top of the plastic arm with the spudger and remove it on both sides.

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  • Remove the plastic piece, located near the front of the carbonating block, from both sides of the device using a plastic opening tool or nylon spudger.

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  • Remove the plastic oval and the spring within it.

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  • Pull the loader tab cover down and away from the rest of the carbonating block.

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  • Remove the three 17.9 mm screws located on the right side.

  • These screws may be difficult to access.

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  • Unhook the four clips on the top of the carbonating block and remove the plastic cover.

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  • Lift the clips located on both sides with the plastic spudger. Slide the front cover off.

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  • Unhook the silver spring arms on both sides of the device by pushing down.

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Image 1/1: Once these two pieces are apart, all remaining internal components will fall out of the device.
  • Grip the right and left sides of the device and pull it into two identical halves.

  • Once these two pieces are apart, all remaining internal components will fall out of the device.

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  • Pull the foam pad up and remove it from the front side of the carbonation component.

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  • Remove the six 17.7 mm screws from the underside of the loader tab piece.

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  • Pull the loader tab out of the nozzle.

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  • Pull the small inner plastic circle out of the large plastic loader tab piece.

Great fixit guide. Thanks. My loader tab fully engages when there is no bottle in it, but not when there is a bottle loaded. It hits resistance about 5cm short. Any ideas why and how to fix?

Fran Batten - Reply

Conclusion

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

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