Re: Desalinator D50 from 1998
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Just one additional note. I completely agree will Bill's description and will add the following. On my Amel SM 2000 SN 335, 160 l/hr Dessalator water maker, the high pressure valve on the control board will occasionally seep a little salt water. Left unattended, this seep, yields salt crystals below the knob. This valve has a small packing or "gland" that surrounds the valve shaft along with a "packing nut" to adjust the pressure of the packing around the valve shaft. This can be adjusted (assuming your system is the same) by removing the valve knob (unscrew the knob retaining screw and simply pull the knob off the shaft), then clean all the salt up by irrigating the area using fresh water. Next SLIGHTLY, VERY SLIGHTLY, torque the packing nut. It will require, in my experience less than 15 degrees of rotation. Replace everything and operate the system. If the seep continues, repeat the process incrementally until the seep ceases. This doesn't mitigate the possibility that you need a new valve, but it is cheap and easy and should be the first step.
Gary S. Silver
Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335
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Thanks Bill and Ian!
Will follow your advice
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15 nov 2013 kl. 08:50 skrev "Ian & Judy Jenkins" <ianjudyjenkins@...>: