Re: Dessalator shuts down for no apparent reason - CAT Pump Modification for less than 160 liters

Gary Silver

Hi Bill and Paul:

If the run capacitors on the 230 volt motor are old and out of specification they can cause your motor to run hot.  It might be worth disconnecting the capacitors and testing their capacitance with a multimeter that has a capacitance measuring capability.  My experience is that these capacitors are good for about 10 years.  Just one more thing to consider.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico

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