I am in the Philippines
now, ready to go in a rally to Indonesia
in one week from now ... I am checking all systems before the departure and I just got a problem with my 260 DML-1 watermaker
I ran it last week for 3 hours ... no problem (after I changed the pump oil
and cleaned it well). Pressure ran 900 and water
quality was good.
Today I ran it fine for about 1 hour when I suddenly saw the pressure be at only 200. No turning of the handle made any difference.
I tried using the alternate pickup in a bucket in case there was a problem with the sea water
intake but that made no difference ... I tried running fresh water pressure as intake (like to flush the system) ... but that does not bring the pressure over 150-200 ...
In the manual it says that "discharge valve chamber may have air trapped within it " and " to allow more time to prime and ensure that there are no air suction leaks". How do one does that???
Anyone has any idea of what to do ??? (yes, I just emailed Echotec themselves also ... but some cruiser might have some great ideas also ... more brains .. more solutions