Originally Posted by svlamorocha
Perfect Ride is talking about the solenoid operated valve that "decides" whether fwed/seawater from the big electric
Cat pump goes a) straight back to the sea (for a fraction of a minute upon startup to purge any air out) or b)into the "feed water" end of the ETD. That valve is attached to the ETD and gives lots of problems.
The valve that "decides" if product water
goes to the tank (if good enough) or dumped to the sea (if not good enough) is a different valve. It does not run on a timer but on a TDS sensor. I have never seen it fail.
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Is it the "sliding distribution panel"... the assembly on top of the ETD? I've been through the owners manual, and I think that is what they are talking about. The exterior of mine is the same stainless as the ETD, but I'm guessing they are talking about the "special polymer" sliding control.
Ours HRO is currently sitting in a lazarette after being flushed a few times over a year ago. We're finishing our refit
soon and was going to recommission the watermaker
once we launch.... now i'm a bit nervous.