Re: Dessalator fresh water rinse - leak?

Matt Salatino

You’re an excellent example. Do you leave the boat for any extended period? If so, how do you store the watermaker?


On Jul 14, 2020, at 5:11 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

When we were getting familiar with Kokomo, I had discussed when the back flush was necessary with Martin at Dessalator.  He stated that it is unnecessary to back flush after making water, if you intend to make more water withing the next 7 days. He mentioned that it is a waste of 25 liters of water. When we are on board, about 5-6 months every year, we almost never back flush since we only fill the tank with dessalator water, and therefore never go beyond the 7 days.


Our original membranes are still functioning fine after 12 years and almost 600 hours of water maker run time. The water made is usually below 250 PPM.


Happy Sailing;



Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099


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I have the same issue I have not taken care of it yet bypass is to make water but do not rinse then there is no issue discovered the problem after making nearly 700 liters of water then waking up to an empty tank.




54 #101

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Schaufert <mail@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 13, 2020 6:20 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Dessalator fresh water rinse - leak?

Dear Amelians,

today I had a wierd situation with my duo D 100.

After turning it off, it did the fresh water rinse like usual, but did not stop.

I checked for a leak (in the entire boat) but there is no leak and no open tap.

I closed the fresh water valve for the water maker, the rinsing stops.

I opened the valve, then the fresh water pump starts again (with rinsing).

During the process of making water there is no problem, the fresh water pump is not running.

Thus now I have to close the valve every time after using the water maker.

That is possible, but not like it should be.


Btw: If I open the fresh water valve for the water maker again (at least) 1 hour later, the pressure is (mostly) stable, no pump is running.

What could be the reason/ problem?
The solenoid (parallel to the filter)?

Thx a lot for your help.

LADY CHARLYETTE, AMEL 54 N119, currently 40 miles to Aruba

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