Re: Watermaker: Dessalator D60 Freedom Pump Problem
I was able to source the high pressure pump seal kit, for the duo 100, which is a CAT 277 pump. The distributor for CAT in NJ, USA is EDI distributors. Skip is the one I worked with, he was able to give me the seal kit for 170 USD, with a new customer discount of 30%. Total cost of $119.00. I didn’t have to ask for it, but just emailed him for a quote and he provided those prices. Dessallator has it on their website for more than twice that amount, plus whatever it would cost to ship.
info@... It isn’t listed on their website as a part, or in their catalogue, but when I emailed him, it was in stock. Then it was shipped the same day, shipping included, as when I communicated with him and I received it the next day. Incredible customer service.
Regarding the DC motor, it was much easier to work on, simply by pulling the water maker assembly out of the engine room. Removing the brushes and cleaning out the holes with a shop vac, as Bill R has recommended in his book, did the trick for mine. I put them back in and it started working again, reliable thus far. And as Bill K indicates below, if there isn’t water flow through the HP pump, then it won’t pull water from anywhere. It requires the water to have a head pressure on it, to make high pressure flow.
S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113
Patuxent River, MD USA
From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Karen Smith via groups.io" <karenharmonie@...>
A 24V motor suitable for the D60 watermaker is available from industrial sources in the USA for ~US$300. Parts for the CAT high pressure pump are also available from CAT. Dessalator's spare parts prices make Volvo's look a bargain, and that takes some doing!!!!