Re: Dessalator Watermaker 24 volt motor

Sv Garulfo

Hi Bill,

Yes we did at the time and if i recall correctly, they were available at around €55 ex vat each. 


Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia 

On Sat, 15 Feb 2020 at 07:44, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Thanks for your posting. Did you try for these brushes? I think this is important to know.

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On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:

There are 4 brushes on the motor. They are held in place by rubber covers that you unscrew. 
I find it easier to bring the motor out of the engine room to work on the brushes. 

I cleaned the carbon dust twice in the space of a couple of weeks and eventually replaced the brushes. Looking at the new ones, I noticed the old ones were slightly cracked lengthways, which could have explained why they wouldn’t slide so freely in their housing and would eventually lose conductivity. I guess i could have sanded them down a little to fix the issue. 

We sourced the brushes here:

Product code SP1812MC50

They’re not cheap (about €15 each) and they had a minimum order of €180 and would only
ship dhl which was €60. The company was a bit of a pain to work with, as they usually only work with companies, not individuals. 

We got a discount for ordering 3 sets of 4 brushes n springs, and still have a spare one.

Hope that helps

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia 

On 4 Feb 2020, at 13:24, ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:

I have the same problem now with the 24v motor not working.
Can you please explain where the brushes are and how to remove them?
SV Alba
Amel 54 #160

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