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Re: Watermaker motor

 

OK that indicates a problem with the motor, connections to the motor, or possibly a pulley gear issue. I think that if the one-way pulley gear was frozen you would see some jerky movement when you attempt to start, followed by a breaker opening and cutting off power to the motor. If you think this is the issue, you will need to replace the part. The part I am describing is the DUO 60 24 volt V Belt pulley with a one-way bearing (clutch bearing). If this part is frozen, it probably needs replacing. If you need to order the DUO 60 24 volt V Belt pulley with a one-way bearing (clutch bearing)  from Dessalator, this person speaks/writes English and French:

Nicolas Bouffartigue <contact"at"dessalator.comSecrétariat Dessalator http://www.dessalator.fr/ Tel : +33 (0)4 93 95 04 55


Use this photo, or make a photo yourself:

image.png

MOST LIKELY: If you have current on the motor side of the relay when the system is turned ON, it is more likely a bad connection to the motor, or a failed motor. Check the positive and negative connections to the motor. Are they tight and clean? If there is no connection or wiring issue, the motor has probably failed and needs to be taken to a DC motor repair shop, shipped to Dessalator for repair (if available) or a new motor purchased from Dessalator. Dessalator <contact"at"dessalator.com>

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:43 PM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Same both sides of the relay Bill, as I’m charging it’s 26.2


On 29 Jul 2019, at 8:34 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

What is the voltage reading on the motor side of the relay when the Dessalator panel is turned ON for 24V?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I think that’s what I said happened and whilst I’m not an electrical engineer I understand the basics and will probably be able to fix a simple problem. I am after some guidance about what to check to find the problem.

As you are the only one in the group who has ever answered any query I’ve posted, I look forward to some further input from your extensive knowledge (hopefully!)

Catch up, Den


On 29 Jul 2019, at 3:23 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

When the two smaller wires energizes the relay, positive power should pass from one side to the other when the electromagnet closes the circuit. The switch essentially connects the two large wires on the relay. If you don't understand this, seek expert help. 

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 12:12 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill for replying.

When I switch ‘on’ at the panel the relay clicks in and supplies positive power to the junction box on top of the motor, so I assume it’s OK.

What do you think?


On 28 Jul 2019, at 6:33 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Is the relay working?

<image.png>
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 24v motor Om my Duo D100 has stopped working, still has power going to it and it turns OK but that’s it. The water maker is working fine on the 220v motor.

Any suggestions on how to trace the fault would be appreciated.

Den and Julie
Aventura A54
Manfredonia


Re: problem with the Climma

Lior Keydar <sharona246@...>
 

Dear Paul

Thank you so much for your advice. I could adjust it and now it is working perfect :-)

Thanks again
Lior


Re: Watermaker motor

Denis Elborn
 

Same both sides of the relay Bill, as I’m charging it’s 26.2


On 29 Jul 2019, at 8:34 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

What is the voltage reading on the motor side of the relay when the Dessalator panel is turned ON for 24V?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I think that’s what I said happened and whilst I’m not an electrical engineer I understand the basics and will probably be able to fix a simple problem. I am after some guidance about what to check to find the problem.

As you are the only one in the group who has ever answered any query I’ve posted, I look forward to some further input from your extensive knowledge (hopefully!)

Catch up, Den


On 29 Jul 2019, at 3:23 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

When the two smaller wires energizes the relay, positive power should pass from one side to the other when the electromagnet closes the circuit. The switch essentially connects the two large wires on the relay. If you don't understand this, seek expert help. 

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 12:12 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill for replying.

When I switch ‘on’ at the panel the relay clicks in and supplies positive power to the junction box on top of the motor, so I assume it’s OK.

What do you think?


On 28 Jul 2019, at 6:33 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Is the relay working?

<image.png>
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 24v motor Om my Duo D100 has stopped working, still has power going to it and it turns OK but that’s it. The water maker is working fine on the 220v motor.

Any suggestions on how to trace the fault would be appreciated.

Den and Julie
Aventura A54
Manfredonia


Re: Companionway locker for SM2K

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

You can probably rebuild it, as I did. Probably just a loose screw.

Ken on Aquarius.

On 7/23/19, Olaf Bauer <@olaf_the_snowman> wrote:
Hi AMELians,

Does anyone know where to buy the companionway locker for a SM2K or a
similar one? The original one from AMEL France should cost EUR 575.00 pls
taxes and fees :-o

Hope to get a similiar or original one significantly more favourable

Fair winds

Olaf

S/V Katchopine, SM2K 392




Re: Watermaker looses pressure

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Also check to make sure your water maker is not sucking in Air.

Ken

On 7/25/19, Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hi Carina & Conny,

I have a Duo 100 as well and have had this exact issue from time to time.

I deal with it as follows:
- I let the pressure vary and if the system goes to overpressure (OP), it
shuts down anyways.
- If the problem stated above occurs, I go to the filter clean valve and
clean the filters because in OP, the automatic clean function does not
occur.
- Use it a lot… it will stabilise after about 15 hours of production.

Mohammed’s suggestion is spot on; Martijn De Jong is top caliber (I think he
is the creator/eengineer of the Duo 60 & 100)

GL and big hugs,

Jean-Pierre & Julie, Eleuthera SM007



On 25 Jul 2019, at 17:29, CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:

Hi,
We have a Dessalator Duo 100 onboard and have just changed all three
membranes. After this it worked fine for a couple of weeks but lately the
pressure vary - anyone know why and how to deal with the problem?
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165




Re: Propane Conversion

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi gang,

We have EU fibreglass bottles.  No problem getting gas anywhere except NZ...

We also have a « adapter kit » to connect our tanks to any fitting.

Cheers from Fiji 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM 007.


On 30 Jul 2019, at 06:36, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Porter, et al,

Judy and I filled our US bottles each time we attempted to, around the world. It seems there is always a "guy." I know some EU boat with GAZ bottles that could not say the same.
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:57 AM Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mark. We have not had an issue refilling with our US fiberglass bottles in Nuku Hiva or Tahiti, or Galapagos for that matter. We have both French fittings and US fittings to the gas line but haven’t used the French fitting since Martinique. Haven’t even seen a French bottle out there. 

We’re a little low on the grill bottle so will try to have that filled either here in Raiatea or Bora Bora. I’ll let you know. 

Several buddies got conversion kits. But haven’t  used them. 

Hope this helps. 

Porter
S/V Ibis, A54-152
Raiatea 



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 29, 2019, at 5:21 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

Cream Puff was converted to a USA propane fitting long before our ownership. In getting ready for the Pacific, I understand we will not have access to propane nor USA fittings since most of the islands are French.

 

Can anyone recommend where and what to buy that would enable us to convert cooking gas to the French system. (I probably should have thought about this while in Martinique). We currently have access to Amazon (USA) as we have a guest (aka mule) arriving who can tote stuff for us to Panama. Or, we can just order from Amazon/eBay Europe

 

I am thinking this might work but not having a French tank to look at I am unsure: https://www.ebay.com/p/Tank-Adapter-ACME-Propangas-Gasflasche-Campingflasche-LPG-Autogas-Camping/18006219633?iid=272888174834&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=272888174834&targetid=474173630789&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=2840&poi=&campaignid=1669934834&mkgroupid=65058350339&rlsatarget=pla-474173630789&abcId=1139296&merchantid=6296724&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsvrpBRCsARIsAKBR_0IOdmlLIs7msQF0NVSSsq_paqcVHY1jmMe7oi6RpC4ZYq3TE031dsUaAjS8EALw_wcB

<image001.jpg>

 

Do I also need to replace the regulator?

 

Thanks!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: problem with the Climma

Paul Stascavage
 

Lior,

Not sure if your thermostat is the same as mine, but on mine you can tune or adjust the temperature setting. My adjustment screw is on the back side of the control panel that is mounted on the wall. It is possible that your thermostat is good but needs to be adjusted.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Exploring City Island NY


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

karkauai
 

We are stocking up on spare parts for our S Pacific cruise.  I am wondering about shelf life of the packing for the rudder stuffing box.  In 10 years I have only had to tighten the nut about 1/8 turn to stop a small leak.  It’s 20 years old so I want to be prepared if I need to change it.  Will this packing last indefinitely?  What if I vacuum seal it?

How much would you carry for a 5-10 year cruise?

As usual, thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Kent & Iris


Re: problem with the Climma

 

sounds like the thermostat, or defective thermocouple (which is part of the thermostat)...where is the end of the thermocouple attached to the evaporator coils? Is the thermocouple bent or broken. it should never be bent at sharp angles.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 12:04 PM Lior Keydar via Groups.Io <sharona246=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi John

Thanks a lot for your replay. Maybe the reason why the compressor did not startet and popped the 220 V switch is really because I did not wait with stopping and starting the compressor. I did not  know it could be an issue. When I wait like you said, it start every time without a problem. I think that it must be a foult thermostat. If the sensor is warm enough (too much then it should), the compressor starts normal and it works fine. 

Thanks and regards
Lior


 


Re: Propane Conversion

 

Porter, et al,

Judy and I filled our US bottles each time we attempted to, around the world. It seems there is always a "guy." I know some EU boat with GAZ bottles that could not say the same.
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:57 AM Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mark. We have not had an issue refilling with our US fiberglass bottles in Nuku Hiva or Tahiti, or Galapagos for that matter. We have both French fittings and US fittings to the gas line but haven’t used the French fitting since Martinique. Haven’t even seen a French bottle out there. 

We’re a little low on the grill bottle so will try to have that filled either here in Raiatea or Bora Bora. I’ll let you know. 

Several buddies got conversion kits. But haven’t  used them. 

Hope this helps. 

Porter
S/V Ibis, A54-152
Raiatea 



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 29, 2019, at 5:21 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

Cream Puff was converted to a USA propane fitting long before our ownership. In getting ready for the Pacific, I understand we will not have access to propane nor USA fittings since most of the islands are French.

 

Can anyone recommend where and what to buy that would enable us to convert cooking gas to the French system. (I probably should have thought about this while in Martinique). We currently have access to Amazon (USA) as we have a guest (aka mule) arriving who can tote stuff for us to Panama. Or, we can just order from Amazon/eBay Europe

 

I am thinking this might work but not having a French tank to look at I am unsure: https://www.ebay.com/p/Tank-Adapter-ACME-Propangas-Gasflasche-Campingflasche-LPG-Autogas-Camping/18006219633?iid=272888174834&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=272888174834&targetid=474173630789&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=2840&poi=&campaignid=1669934834&mkgroupid=65058350339&rlsatarget=pla-474173630789&abcId=1139296&merchantid=6296724&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsvrpBRCsARIsAKBR_0IOdmlLIs7msQF0NVSSsq_paqcVHY1jmMe7oi6RpC4ZYq3TE031dsUaAjS8EALw_wcB

<image001.jpg>

 

Do I also need to replace the regulator?

 

Thanks!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Watermaker motor

 

What is the voltage reading on the motor side of the relay when the Dessalator panel is turned ON for 24V?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 11:40 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I think that’s what I said happened and whilst I’m not an electrical engineer I understand the basics and will probably be able to fix a simple problem. I am after some guidance about what to check to find the problem.

As you are the only one in the group who has ever answered any query I’ve posted, I look forward to some further input from your extensive knowledge (hopefully!)

Catch up, Den


On 29 Jul 2019, at 3:23 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

When the two smaller wires energizes the relay, positive power should pass from one side to the other when the electromagnet closes the circuit. The switch essentially connects the two large wires on the relay. If you don't understand this, seek expert help. 

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 12:12 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill for replying.

When I switch ‘on’ at the panel the relay clicks in and supplies positive power to the junction box on top of the motor, so I assume it’s OK.

What do you think?


On 28 Jul 2019, at 6:33 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Is the relay working?

<image.png>
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 24v motor Om my Duo D100 has stopped working, still has power going to it and it turns OK but that’s it. The water maker is working fine on the 220v motor.

Any suggestions on how to trace the fault would be appreciated.

Den and Julie
Aventura A54
Manfredonia


Re: problem with the Climma

Lior Keydar <sharona246@...>
 

Hi John

Thanks a lot for your replay. Maybe the reason why the compressor did not startet and popped the 220 V switch is really because I did not wait with stopping and starting the compressor. I did not  know it could be an issue. When I wait like you said, it start every time without a problem. I think that it must be a foult thermostat. If the sensor is warm enough (too much then it should), the compressor starts normal and it works fine. 

Thanks and regards
Lior


 


Re: Propane Conversion

Porter McRoberts
 

Mark. We have not had an issue refilling with our US fiberglass bottles in Nuku Hiva or Tahiti, or Galapagos for that matter. We have both French fittings and US fittings to the gas line but haven’t used the French fitting since Martinique. Haven’t even seen a French bottle out there. 

We’re a little low on the grill bottle so will try to have that filled either here in Raiatea or Bora Bora. I’ll let you know. 

Several buddies got conversion kits. But haven’t  used them. 

Hope this helps. 

Porter
S/V Ibis, A54-152
Raiatea 



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 29, 2019, at 5:21 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

Cream Puff was converted to a USA propane fitting long before our ownership. In getting ready for the Pacific, I understand we will not have access to propane nor USA fittings since most of the islands are French.

 

Can anyone recommend where and what to buy that would enable us to convert cooking gas to the French system. (I probably should have thought about this while in Martinique). We currently have access to Amazon (USA) as we have a guest (aka mule) arriving who can tote stuff for us to Panama. Or, we can just order from Amazon/eBay Europe

 

I am thinking this might work but not having a French tank to look at I am unsure: https://www.ebay.com/p/Tank-Adapter-ACME-Propangas-Gasflasche-Campingflasche-LPG-Autogas-Camping/18006219633?iid=272888174834&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=272888174834&targetid=474173630789&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=2840&poi=&campaignid=1669934834&mkgroupid=65058350339&rlsatarget=pla-474173630789&abcId=1139296&merchantid=6296724&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsvrpBRCsARIsAKBR_0IOdmlLIs7msQF0NVSSsq_paqcVHY1jmMe7oi6RpC4ZYq3TE031dsUaAjS8EALw_wcB

<image001.jpg>

 

Do I also need to replace the regulator?

 

Thanks!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: New furlers on an Amel 54

Alexander Ramseyer
 

Hi Arno,
Jeff and I are working on my new furler. We need to know which wire goes to which Pin on the relay that we need to install next to the Boxtron.  Can you help with that? I know you sent a Diagram to Jeff, but we would really appreciate if you could use the wire colors and pin numbers to help us with that.
Thank you very much for your continued support, Alex


Re: Watermaker motor

Denis Elborn
 

Hi Bill,

I think that’s what I said happened and whilst I’m not an electrical engineer I understand the basics and will probably be able to fix a simple problem. I am after some guidance about what to check to find the problem.

As you are the only one in the group who has ever answered any query I’ve posted, I look forward to some further input from your extensive knowledge (hopefully!)

Catch up, Den


On 29 Jul 2019, at 3:23 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

When the two smaller wires energizes the relay, positive power should pass from one side to the other when the electromagnet closes the circuit. The switch essentially connects the two large wires on the relay. If you don't understand this, seek expert help. 

On Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 12:12 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill for replying.

When I switch ‘on’ at the panel the relay clicks in and supplies positive power to the junction box on top of the motor, so I assume it’s OK.

What do you think?


On 28 Jul 2019, at 6:33 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Is the relay working?

<image.png>
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 24v motor Om my Duo D100 has stopped working, still has power going to it and it turns OK but that’s it. The water maker is working fine on the 220v motor.

Any suggestions on how to trace the fault would be appreciated.

Den and Julie
Aventura A54
Manfredonia


Propane Conversion

Mark Erdos
 

 

Cream Puff was converted to a USA propane fitting long before our ownership. In getting ready for the Pacific, I understand we will not have access to propane nor USA fittings since most of the islands are French.

 

Can anyone recommend where and what to buy that would enable us to convert cooking gas to the French system. (I probably should have thought about this while in Martinique). We currently have access to Amazon (USA) as we have a guest (aka mule) arriving who can tote stuff for us to Panama. Or, we can just order from Amazon/eBay Europe

 

I am thinking this might work but not having a French tank to look at I am unsure: https://www.ebay.com/p/Tank-Adapter-ACME-Propangas-Gasflasche-Campingflasche-LPG-Autogas-Camping/18006219633?iid=272888174834&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=272888174834&targetid=474173630789&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=2840&poi=&campaignid=1669934834&mkgroupid=65058350339&rlsatarget=pla-474173630789&abcId=1139296&merchantid=6296724&gclid=Cj0KCQjwsvrpBRCsARIsAKBR_0IOdmlLIs7msQF0NVSSsq_paqcVHY1jmMe7oi6RpC4ZYq3TE031dsUaAjS8EALw_wcB

Picture 1 of 1

 

Do I also need to replace the regulator?

 

Thanks!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Watermaker motor

 

When the two smaller wires energizes the relay, positive power should pass from one side to the other when the electromagnet closes the circuit. The switch essentially connects the two large wires on the relay. If you don't understand this, seek expert help. 


On Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 12:12 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill for replying.

When I switch ‘on’ at the panel the relay clicks in and supplies positive power to the junction box on top of the motor, so I assume it’s OK.

What do you think?


On 28 Jul 2019, at 6:33 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Is the relay working?

<image.png>
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 24v motor Om my Duo D100 has stopped working, still has power going to it and it turns OK but that’s it. The water maker is working fine on the 220v motor.

Any suggestions on how to trace the fault would be appreciated.

Den and Julie
Aventura A54
Manfredonia


Re: Shower spray handle

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey all, regarding that Bavaria style button sprayer.... just my opinion, I'm sure there are many happy users, but. I bought one because it is a higher quality than some of the generic plastic sprayers (for the cockpit shower, but they are the same thing). After 2 uses I ditched it and went with a sprayer with a lever activated spray, not the slick button. Why? Because with a little soap or shampoo on your hands, that button was an absolute PITA to use. A too-firm push in a way that you can't easily turn it around to spray the top of your head or other places without grabbing the whole head, finger kept slipping off... My wives hated it, and I did too. Lever action I think is the way to go for the easiest showering experience ;) Just my 2 cents.... 


Re: Watermaker motor

Denis Elborn
 

Thanks Bill for replying.

When I switch ‘on’ at the panel the relay clicks in and supplies positive power to the junction box on top of the motor, so I assume it’s OK.

What do you think?


On 28 Jul 2019, at 6:33 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Is the relay working?

<image.png>
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Jul 28, 2019 at 10:27 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi all,

The 24v motor Om my Duo D100 has stopped working, still has power going to it and it turns OK but that’s it. The water maker is working fine on the 220v motor.

Any suggestions on how to trace the fault would be appreciated.

Den and Julie
Aventura A54
Manfredonia


Re: problem with the Climma

John Clark
 

Hi Lior,
  Jumping in late on this.  If before troubleshooting your only complaint was that the unit would not cool when thermostat was set to the coldest setting, and there was no issue with the breaker tripping then you may be correct that your issue is the thermostat.   The breaker tripping could be caused by bad capacitors, a common fault and easy fix, but in reading your posts it sounds like it could also be caused by repeated starting and stopping the compressor during troubleshooting.  Compressors had a hard time restarting right after bring turned off due to back pressure from running.  Letting it sit for a minute will allow the pressure to equalize and make it easier to start.

A sneaky issue I had was the main 230v AC panel breaker tripping when the AC was running.  It turned out to be caused by condensation dripping on the compressor terminals.  There us a ground fault trip on the main breaker that will open it but not the downstream air conditioning breaker.

Regards, John
SV Annie. SM 37
Brunswick GA

On Sun, Jul 28, 2019, 5:17 PM Lior Keydar via Groups.Io <sharona246=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mark,

the breaker popped when I stopped the compressor by change the temperature to higher and then put it low again. In this case the compressor wanted to start again but couldn't and popped the breaker. when I leave the the temperature low it stopped after a while and when I "warm" the sensor with the fingers, it starts again. Yes, maybe there are two issues but I really think that the thermostat does not work properly. In the saloon it works good. I can start and stop the compressor by changing the temperature level.
Any way, the capacitors are ok. I replaced them and the problem remain the same.

Thanks
Lior