Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic
Hi Paul. I had a similar problem a few years ago. I kept seeing air in the glass vial on the control panel that indicates fresh water flow. I found a tiny leak where the AC pump intake attaches to the manifold. A hose clamp had failed. It was a stainless band, but the worm gear was not stainless. New band clamp tightened down and voila...no more air and steady pump pressure.
I did have to rebuild the pump this year. The motor and pump were turning but no pressure. I never figured out what exactly failed, but the rebuild solved the problem. I did have to prime the rebuilt pump the first time with the fresh water pump/rinse function. It's been working well since. The parts for the rebuild were purchased from Great Water in Maine. www.great-water.com Mark Freuhoff is very helpful...and very expensive. Info"at"great-water"dot"com
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