old swamp cooler

Old 07-11-13, 01:20 PM
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Question old swamp cooler

I have an old swamp cooler that instead of water being run through a tube at the top and down on the filters the filters rotate through the water in the pans. one side turns fine but the other has some electrical issues as i use to be able to wiggle the wire and it would turn for a short while then quit. it no longer does this any info would be helpful as we are roasting thanks
Old 07-11-13, 09:22 PM
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If you wiggled the wires previously and it started working then you'll need to look for a loose wire.

It would be pretty hard for us to help you find a loose wire. You may have to use a meter to check for the proper AC voltages.
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Sounds like you have the old Sears Rotobelt cooler, either that or it is one of the old Bycool units but I'm going to assume Rotobelt, as they were more popular.

If it is a Rotobelt cooler, Sears no longer sells it but they should still be able to get you parts for it.
The cooler was made by Champion/Essick and if you go to their website, you can get any parts you need for it, including new pad motors. Parts are not cheap for those things but it may be time to throw a couple new pad motors in and new pads.
If however you have a Bycool unit, you will have to replace the cooler come time for any new parts, as they went out of business years ago and no parts can be found for them.

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