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Old 31-08-2017, 20:55   #1
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katadyn 160e motor specs

Looking for the motor spec for my Katadyn 160e. Mine has saltwater damage and the motor tag is unreadable. I do know the motor is a 12v Leeson. I contacted Katadyn and they only sold the motor with the drive unit and lets just say you could build a water maker for what they wanted. Also didn't give me the specs.
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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

Get the dimensions, current draw, and keep researching. Try to find a newer one you can read the motor tag on. The bastards at Katydyn wouldn't sell me anything but a drive unit (for more than I paid for the entire watermaker) when all I needed was a bearing--they told me the unit was not supposed to be disassembled. It took me a month, but I finally found the cam follower bearing I needed for $12.
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Looking for the motor spec for my Katadyn 160e. Mine has saltwater damage and the motor tag is unreadable. I do know the motor is a 12v Leeson. I contacted Katadyn and they only sold the motor with the drive unit and lets just say you could build a water maker for what they wanted. Also didn't give me the specs.
Take the motor to a rebuilder. Any good starter and alternator shop should be able to rebuild the motor reasonably priced.
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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

I do not have the answer for you but could try to point you in the right direction. It is unlikely that you will find a direct replacement. Some of these motors were custom build for Recovery Engineering. Here is what you need to ascertain:

Voltage: 12V
Power: This is either a 1/3 hp or 1/4 hp motor. Either one will do.
RPMs: If your watermaker was ticking 2x a second (roughly) then you need a 1750 rpm motor. If 4x a second, then 3450 rpms. Try to remember how often it ticked. This is most important.
Duty: You want continuous duty
Case and shaft diameter: measure your existing motor

Then, go to the websites of Baldor, Leeson, etc. and try to match as closely as possible. You can often get a much cheaper motor on ebay.

It also helps to call Katadyne a couple of times. Sometimes you get a much more helpful rep who is willing to volunteer the information. I had to call three times until I got the specs of the 40e motor.
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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

You could try contact ishipaco through his katadyn website (or here at forum, but it seems he is not active at CF anymore), might be worth a try though:

Katadyn Survivor 40E

PUR / Katadyn Watermaker Help from an Ex-Cruiser

He has an e-book also, might be something in there, I recall its free.. If memory serves me right..
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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Ganzie.

http://www.ishipaco.com/katadyn/
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Looking for the motor spec for my Katadyn 160e. Mine has saltwater damage and the motor tag is unreadable. I do know the motor is a 12v Leeson. I contacted Katadyn and they only sold the motor with the drive unit and lets just say you could build a water maker for what they wanted. Also didn't give me the specs.
I thought I would be of help and look at the label on my 160e, but much to my surprise, there is no electrical spec tag on it. The label only has a Katadyn model number and a serial number. Sorry
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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

If he doesn't show up here, you might send Cruisers & Sailing Forums - View Profile: Tellie a private message.
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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

I have a 40E and I have never used it. I was going to sell it for$1000.00 The motor is basically brand new. Let me know if you are interested. Oakville On. Keep boat in Green Cove Springs
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I have a 40E and I have never used it. I was going to sell it for$1000.00 The motor is basically brand new. Let me know if you are interested. Oakville On. Keep boat in Green Cove Springs

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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

I need to purchase a membrane for a PUR 35, anyone know where ?
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Pm tellie he is the man for that on here. Cruisers & Sailing Forums - View Profile: Tellie
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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

Curious why you are not using the 40E?
Looking for one if you are still interested in selling
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Still for Sale Tom if you are interested $1000.00
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Re: katadyn 160e motor specs

Thanks for the reply's. I thought to post a pic of my motor tag as you can see it has chafe from a hose and corrosion right where all the info is. I was hoping someone could look at there tag it would save a lot of guess work.
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