Originally Posted by Magnetic Sky
Hi everyone. We have a Spectra water maker. It does an automatic flush every 5 days. We just came out of the yard and while in there I turned off the water maker. Yesterday I turned it back on and restarted the flush. I went outside to see if the water was coming out and it was not. I than opened the through hull where salt water
would come in if we were making water. As soon as I opened the through hull the water went out there. It normally exits through an outlet above the waterline. I tried opening the relief valve and it made a whistling noise
and the water went out the side where it normally goes but I have never had to do this before. I would appreciate any ideas anyone has as to why this is happening. thanks.
Thanks Gord and IF
Hi Magnetic Sky,
A few things, first the simple ones. Have you checked to make sure that there is enough water in the tank/s that supply the water maker with fresh water for the flush? Is the power on to the house pressure pump
that supplies water pressure to the rest of the boat? Do you see water flowing through the clear charcoal filter housing during the fresh water flush?
When you opened the intake thru hull
, the water that came out should only have been what was left in the systems salt
water side of the plumbing
and not fresh water from the tanks. When you turned the power back on to the MPC controls did you bypass the "OPEN PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE NOW" message? Opening the pressure relief valve should make no difference if the water flows out of the brine discharge hose or not. I'm more concerned that you are running the feed pump
dry without any water flowing through it. An NP1000 flows a lot of water quickly and can drain a boat left on the hard
. If it is not a simple issue like the solutions above I'd want to make sure the feed pump is not going to be damaged. Also, I agree, do not run this watermaker in bad water. Check these few things first and if that does not solve the issue of no fresh water flush feel free to call me any time (954) 515-7077