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05-17-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By sammy37

Ive seen plenty of new motors bad right out of...

Ive seen plenty of new motors bad right out of the box but as the others said, re check everything else first.
05-07-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By sammy37

I know this thread is old but important for...

I know this thread is old but important for future Bonaire buyers. There is no difference between either Bonaire unit. I completely checked two different sizes at the store once and couldn't find any...
05-07-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By sammy37

Just a dumb question. Is the airflow as good as...

Just a dumb question. Is the airflow as good as the old cooler? Sometimes coolers get replaced but nobody adjusts the motor pulley to fine tune the airflow. Other than that, I can't see why that...
02-25-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,035
Posted By sammy37

What brand is the cooler? You can get new...

What brand is the cooler? You can get new squirrel cages for many brands, just need to know what unit it is.
07-02-18, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By sammy37

What color wires are behind the wall switch? Some...

What color wires are behind the wall switch? Some builders use two separate romex lines to the roof and then you're left to figure out where two blacks and two whites go. Lol
If that's the case,...
07-01-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,365
Posted By sammy37

The 5900 cfm unit is a crock. Buy the 4500 cfm...

The 5900 cfm unit is a crock. Buy the 4500 cfm unit, it's identical to the bigger model. Bonaire claims to use a different capacitor to make it run faster but otherwise it's identical to the 4500...
07-01-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,817
Posted By sammy37

You still need to bleed off a little bit, water...

You still need to bleed off a little bit, water filtration or not. When water evaporates, it leaves behind a lot of crud. The water in the cooler will get salty in a couple weeks and your pads won't...
07-01-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,307
Posted By sammy37

I haven't been in here in a while. Lol I'm still...

I haven't been in here in a while. Lol I'm still around
07-01-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By sammy37

I've noticed it before also. I'm not crazy about...

I've noticed it before also. I'm not crazy about their customer service either.
As long as the outside of the pad is wet, I wouldn't stress too much on it.
Bonaire is a little bit weird on their...
07-01-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By sammy37

Yeah, call Bonaire USA helpline. They are the...

Yeah, call Bonaire USA helpline. They are the only one you can get that motor from. Nice cooler but when it comes to certain parts, you can't just run to HD or lowes and buy them, especially the motor
07-01-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By sammy37

Need more specifics. Is the cooler a windows...

Need more specifics. Is the cooler a windows unit, or permanent mounted with a 2 speed wall switch? You have things wired wrong
07-01-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,307
Posted By sammy37

That cooler was made for Sears by the...

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...
05-27-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,430
Posted By sammy37

Ok. let me start at the top of the list. You...

Ok. let me start at the top of the list.
You have a 6500 cfm cooler.
McGraw Edison was the original owner before Arvin and then Adobe air.

Arvin came out with the Mastercool in 1984 and I'm not...
05-25-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,430
Posted By sammy37

Well, there may be a slight problem here. I was...

Well, there may be a slight problem here. I was going on the fact that you mentioned one horse motor but when I go to the Symphony cooler website, (they are building the old Adobe air mastercool...
05-25-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By sammy37

You can add a 3-way house light switch next to...

You can add a 3-way house light switch next to the heating cooling thermostat to use the existing hvac stat for your cooler but it would only be able to work on one speed. I have set up a few houses...
05-25-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,430
Posted By sammy37

You have a 6500 cfm unit. The way to always tell,...

You have a 6500 cfm unit. The way to always tell, is the blower opening. Blower openings on side draft and down draft coolers, have had an industry wide size standard for many many years.
Any blower...
05-02-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By sammy37

Theyve been making them for quite a while now and...

Theyve been making them for quite a while now and theyre junk.

I had to return a couple sets last summer to the supply house. The angles inside the pad were constructed wrong and the pad material...
08-28-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,628
Posted By sammy37

Are you talking about the condenser fan motor in...

Are you talking about the condenser fan motor in the precooler? My neighbors just went out on theirs and in hoping it was a bad capacitor, I bought one and it didnt fix it. Where did you find a motor...
08-04-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,650
Posted By sammy37

Swamp coolers had their day and still do somewhat...

Swamp coolers had their day and still do somewhat but with the new efficient air conditioning units, price of parts on the rise for coolers and rising humidity, they are losing their popularity.
I...
06-30-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By sammy37

That white wire may be wired to something...

That white wire may be wired to something different down at the switch, probably the pump terminal at the switch.
This is how most coolers were wired back in the day. We would run two seperate 12/2...
06-05-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,703
Posted By sammy37

The bearings don't require much oil, just a few...

The bearings don't require much oil, just a few drops in each cup, once a year.

As far as the noise, some coolers are like that, all the metal acts like a big speaker and transmits noise.
What...
05-18-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,329
Posted By sammy37

Is the cooler running through a duct system? If...

Is the cooler running through a duct system? If yes, then that would explain the lower amp draw. Anytime you put resistance against the airflow, your amps will drop.
Just for the sake of talk, take...
04-15-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By sammy37

Cheap and easy to change bearings. A bad culprit...

Cheap and easy to change bearings. A bad culprit for vibration is cheap aluminum motor pulleys, check lowes or HD for one of the blue painted steel adjustable pulleys. I won't even use those aluminum...
04-15-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,252
Posted By sammy37

You may want to make sure someone didn't wire the...

You may want to make sure someone didn't wire the pump to be hot all the time. Sometimes people do that to eliminate the dead fish smell that sometimes accompanies restarting a cooler after it sits...
04-02-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,320
Posted By sammy37

Most Celdek media can only be installed one...

Most Celdek media can only be installed one direction, otherwise the water gets drawn to the wrong side.
There are two angles on the pad, one is a 90 degree and the other is 45. The 90 degree angle...
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