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Unable to find a part.

I need the rubber bladder for a Jabsco accumulator. The accumulator part # 30573-0000.

Any ideas on who handles replacement parts? My web search has not been successful.

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Re: Unable to find a part.

Dale--

That part has been discontinued and replaced by a similar product 30573-0000 Accumulator Tank > Xylem Flow Control - Let's Solve Water.. Because these tanks are pressurized to 10 PSI to function, replacement of the bladder doesn't seem possible.

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Re: Unable to find a part.

Bladder would be easy to replace if I could find one. It just slides into one end of the case.

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Re: Unable to find a part.

Looks like that part number is for the entire accumulator.. good chance that even if you find a bladder alone it may cost you similar to a complete unit. (under $100 by the look if it)

... but I know you may still be a 2 boat owner and can't spare the bucks???

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Looks like that part number is for the entire accumulator.. good chance that even if you find a bladder alone it may cost you similar to a complete unit. (under $100 by the look if it)

... but I know you may still be a 2 boat owner and can't spare the bucks???
Yes, that part number is for the entire assembly. I found a nice pdf showing drawings of the accumulator but no part numbers. It would be a shame to have to replace the entire thing.

And yes, I still own a fleet.

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Re: Unable to find a part.

Dale--

There is a temporary fix if the part isn't leaking. Separate the shell halves and insert a partially inflated balloon that's had the umbilical heat sealed in something like a Food Saver, then close the the thing up again. Your pressure pump will fill the cylinder and partially compress the balloon until the pump reaches the cutoff pressure. So long as the cylinder itself doesn't leak and the cutoff pressure isn't too great, you'll be surprised at how long the fix lasts (carry spare balloons). BTDT...

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Dale--

There is a temporary fix if the part isn't leaking.
The issue with the bladder is the lip serves as the gasket between the shell halves. It appears to have been improperly assembled and there is a "pinch" along the edge allowing water to leak.

Guess I could just stick it together with 5200.

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