Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Reya Bilge Pump not pumping


Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Your answers are below the questions:

1. Is the backflow device 100% responsible for not letting the water drain out of the pump or does the pump need to be attached to the hose for the back flow device to work?
ANSWER: No. The Joker Valve in the strainer is mostly responsible, but if you have the slightest air leak in the pump or where the hose connects to the pump, it will drain. There are two forces at play in keeping the pump primed. Joker Valve physical closure which depends on water pressure against the valve, and suction. Lose one of these and it will drain. That hose is not expensive and neither is the Joker Valve inside the strainer. Id you have not replaced either in 4 years, replace them. Neither may be the cause, but they will be the easiest and cheapest in the process of elimination.

2. Since I could not get the pump to work even when the hose was held at pump height and filled with water, do you agree with my conclusion that the a new re-build kit needs to be installed?
ANSWER
Yes, but....Was the pump mechanically operating the diaphragm? A rebuild kit does not include the gear which appears to be made out of white plastic (actually Delrin). One or more of the teeth of this gear may be missing. I am told that SAV"at"Amel.fr has these. I know that Amel's service rep in Turkey has them. A warning: There are some cheaply made off-brand service kits on the market. Buy your service kit from SAV only to avoid any problems.

3. I know I had seen the instructions for installing the re-build kit on this forum but can't seem to find it. Can some one point me in the right direction or e-mail me the procedure/manual at
ANSWER
Go to the Yahoo Amel website. Click on PHOTOS. In the search box enter bilge. You will see some photos and an exploded view. Click on FILES and do the same thing.

Bill Rouse
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Our Reya Bilge pump (TIPO - MARINA) has stopped pumping. A new kit was installed about a year ago and it has worked fine other than losing prime a few times. I would have to remove the hose and intake from the bilge, fill the hose with water while the pump was running and as soon as it would prime I would put it back in and it would work fine. In the past month, I have had to do this several times.


I remember reading on the forum that the problem can be with the pipe getting old and not sealing properly and letting air back in. So I disconnected the hose and filled it with water with the back flow intake attached. Water slowly drains from the back flow intake and nothing comes out from around the hose.


My questions are:

1. Is the backflow device 100% responsible for not letting the water drain out of the pump or does the pump need to be attached to the hose for the back flow device to work?


2. Since I could not get the pump to work even when the hose was held at pump height and filled with water, do you agree with my conclusion that the a new re-build kit needs to be installed?


3. I know I had seen the instructions for installing the re-build kit on this forum but can't seem to find it. Can some one point me in the right direction or e-mail me the procedure/manual at mshirloo at transpacific dot us.


Thank you

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