We have on board a Sea Recovery Watermaker
that has performed faultlessly for 6 or so months. Model Number is SRC 600 UWC.
Recently it stopped producing, no pressure readings and the pump
stroke emitting a low squeal/squelch sound.
I contacted a service
agent who said i should flush for salts, i did this to no effect and went back to reading the manual.
I decided to surface the plastic valves/faces and check their springs etc, when i disassembled the unit i found that one of the pressure lines had been fitted with Steel
Elbows on the end of the flexible lines.
fittings on this hose had broken down forming a black rust residue.
This no doubt has spread iron pollution throughout our unit, why this was fitted i cannot begin to consider, the previous owner has never replaced any hoses on board, this steel fitting hose is identical to the 'wash hose' supplied in the flush kit in that the flush kit hose is also steel.
Any suggestions before i spend money