Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.
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I do not know who has/had more spares You on BeBe, Alexandre on Nikimat, or Kimberlite.
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2017 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the factory.
You are lucky to have a new AFMA pump. We can no longer buy them.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
My Amfa domestic water pump was leaking.
I removed the pump and found that the circlip that holds the pumps shaft seal was broken and worked its way into the side of the seal. I removed the seal and found it also had a small chip in it.
I ordered the metric seal from a local supplier and also the circlip from McMaster.
Being that I had a complete spare pump I installed it.
The pump would not pump water. I added water in the output side of the pump and it flooded the bronze impeller.
I was quire frustrated.
I assumed there was something wrong with the new pumps impeller. I took it apart, everything was 100%.
I was working on the saloon table and had the old pump next to the new one. Luckily I noticed that the Square D switch was wired backwards from the new switch. Thus the pump was running backwards. I switched the wires and Voila- Water.
Possibly this might help someone installing a new amfa pump.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376