Old Rotobelt Swamp Cooler

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Old 06-29-18, 11:01 PM
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Old Rotobelt Swamp Cooler

I have an old rotobelt swamp cooler that I got from Sears years ago. I can not find any model or serial number on it anywhere, or the book that came with it when I purchased it. I have purchased new rotobelt pads in the past, but without the book to get the part number I can't look anything up. What I need is new rotobelt pads for my old swamp cooler so that I can make it work and cool the house again. If anybody knows if the rotobelt pads are still available and where I can purchase replacement pads I could really use some help.
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Old 06-30-18, 06:11 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Sears/Kenmore used several different vendors. I'm not familiar with the style of belt they used but another member might be. If you can post a few pictures of your unit... it may jog someones memory.

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That cooler was made for Sears by the essick/champion cooler corp.
Call essick and give them the dimensions of the cooler and they'll be able to help you out. Don't know how much longer parts will be around for those things and as much as I always liked them, it may be time to think about replacing it.
 
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Thanks Sammy..... good to see you still checking in.
 
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I haven't been in here in a while. Lol I'm still around
 
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Thank you. I did check with essick/champion and they said that the cooler (pads) rotobelts are no longer available. I was just hoping that somebody had heard of another vendor that was making them. No such luck I'm thinking.
 
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I made some!

My landlord has the exact same set up and we have the exact same problem! So I ordered a role of cut-to-fit blue foam cooler padding, and I sewed it together on the ends and made my own
 
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Very ingenious. Probably will work adequately for that purpose.
The true test is if you can get enough humidity into the air using that foam.

The stuff used for roto belts is a media and is very dense to hold a lot of water.
 
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Actually it works great. I considered that before I chose the blue pad type. It's rotates and stays wet anyways. There was enough on the roll for good set. 😊
 
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Hi, since I discovered the pads are discontinued I have been thinking of sewing some too but hadnít found any info on anyoneís doing it until your post. I have an old kenmore and needed 6294. The blue pad you used was duracool? Did you have any issues with the thickness of the different pad? Iím scared of ruining the cooler using something other than the roto-belt it was designed to use. Any advice? Iím excited to see that it worked for you, Iíd love any info you have, thanks so much,
 
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