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Old 10-01-2018, 00:43   #16
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

I believe Dave now has the solution for the 230VAC problem. Good. If you don't mind me drifting a little, I heard that the relay on the 12VDC motor is also a fragile part of the dessalator. Anyone has experience with this ? It seems a bit weird to me that the relay is fixed to the motor as it gets quite hot ! Maybe fixing the relay somewhere else would be a good idea ? Could be the same for the 230VAC capacitor ?
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Old 29-01-2018, 20:13   #17
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

I am a little disappointed in the quality of the capacitor. Picture attached - failed badly. Certainly Lagoon or other owners with the Dessalator or other water maker with 220V should consider carrying a spare or two.
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Old 29-01-2018, 21:08   #18
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

Quite right Dave! My first capacitor melted and cooked the housing unit too. Weve gone thru 3 capacitors in as many years. I picked mine up in a local electrical shop, they aren’t hard to find. I cant judge the quality however. Needless to say, indeed its a good idea to keep a few spares. around.
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Old 30-01-2018, 11:02   #19
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

Did anyone try the Comar MK 450 model?

It is supposed to be the heavy duty version of the MKA 450.
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

Our first one that failed at 300 hrs was a ICAR Echofill capacitor, (The same as one in the photo above) We received the Comar MKA 30 - 450 + spare from Desalator agent in the USA. The Comar is still running 700 hours later. It is a bit longer than the original but same width.
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

Yep just picked up two today for about Eur20 each. Fitted in ok when I hacksawed the end bolt off. Click image for larger version

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Old 31-01-2018, 00:13   #22
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

I have recently bought a Lagoon 450 and am already having trouble with the watermaker, i've got a slight knocking or clicking sound coming when the 220v side is operating. Is there a clutch or something to stop it having to drive the 12v motor when its operating? Also can anyone tell me where the emergency tiller is stowed on the boat. The previous owner has no idea and there's no information in the manual, short of hunting through every place on the boat thought it might be quicker to ask you lot.
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

My emergency tiller is in the port locker in the forward cockpit. On the left next to the wall.
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

Hi All,
I am keen to get a couple of spares also-however I am presently back in Australia so could anyone help with dimensions ?
I have been down to Jaycar 17 dollars so price is right
but it looks a little short and fat?
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Re: Dessalator Duo100 220V motor problem

Hi All,
little more research online and it looks like the original Icar 25mfd Ecofill measures 45mmWx 71mm long.
So no problems
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