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How to Replace a Swamp Cooler Pump

When you have your swamp cooler in your home then you could find that you get some problems with the pump in the system meaning that more than likely you are going to have to remove this and replace the pump.

When you have this system in your home then it is very simple to understand actually; they help save you a lot of money and energy instead of using the usual air conditioning systems.  Any hot air from outside will be filtered through into the system passing through wet pads which filters the air into cool air and then comes in through the vent and into your home without a lot of hassle for you.

Swamp Cooler Pump How to Replace a Swamp Cooler Pump

If you don’t have access to an air conditioning system in the house then these can really be a great substitute for you to have especially during the summer months.

If you do find that your cooler pump is not working as it should be then replacing is probably your only option but it isn’t as bad you as you might think to fix this problem.  You will need the follow however to start;

  • Pump hose
  • Replacement pads
  • Ring clamps
  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement pump
  • Warm water
  • Pliers
  • Water pump filter basket
  • Lubrication oil
  • Towel
  • Detergent
  • Soft brush

Your first step will be to stop all power coming to and from your swamp cooler so you need to shut off all of the power.

Your next step will be to remove your water pump but that means finding it first so you need to look inside your system.  You can get access through your side panel but it is attached by some screws so take your screwdriver and remove all of the screws and put them on some tape and wrap them up in the tape so that you don’t misplace your screws.

You need to remove your panel and you will see a number of things which you are going to have to remove.  These will be you water pads; your hose which needs to be unplugged because that is actually connected to your water pump so you are going to have to remove this by getting your pliers and removing the brackets under the pump keeping it in place.

Now you need to put in your new pump; the installation part is actually quite easy to do however; so take your new water pump and get yourself a mesh filter bag and put that into your bag, your pump should be going into your filter bag.  You can do this to help your unit working better and smoother.

You need to put your water pump into your water reservoir and reattach your pump to the brackets and hose.  You will have to put in two hose ring clamps – one on either side to keep the pump secure but this should be a few inches from the end of your hose.

You need to locate your output and place your hose onto it at your water pump; your next end should have been connected to your distributor of water near your water pads.  You need to keep the hose secure by putting the clamp on the hose and keeping them tight on your hose.

Swamp Cooler Pump 1 How to Replace a Swamp Cooler Pump

Next it could be that you think about checking on the maintenance of your unit now that you are here anyway.  You should know what is working and what needs cleaned or replaced so that you can keep account of anything needed to be done.

You should take out all the water from your water tray and clean that you hot soapy water with an added bit of detergent; then you could use the brush and if there are any stubborn dirt still left remove it.  You should dry off the tray and then replace it once more.

Add a little bit of oil or grease to your fan to help it run better and even if you put in a few new water pads.  You should always check on your water levels also.

Your real last step should be to put your panel back into place.  Reattach your screws and then turn the power back on and the unit should be working as good as new again.

How to Wire a Swamp Cooler

Many of us will have a swamp cooler in our homes though not everyone will have them running properly in our homes.  It can be difficult at times to work especially that if you don’t have the unit wired properly.

Having a swamp cooler in your home it could mean that the home is made easier because it will help cool down you rooms which is really great if you do live in a hotter climate which you need a lot of air conditioning.

How your swamp cooler works can be very easy to understand; your cooler works by taking in al air which is hot or otherwise and then it goes through watering pads and then that filters it to make the air cooler cooling down your home also.

Wire Swamp Cooler How to Wire a Swamp Cooler

Just say that you have installed your cooler then you want to make sure that it is working properly, you are going to have to check that the wiring has been installed correctly which some people do get often wrong so here is what you are going to need to wire your swamp cooler.

What you are going to need

  • A screwdriver
  • A pair of wire pliers
  • A pair of wire strippers
  • A number two Romex cable
  • Circuit breaker with the right amp as your cooler
  • Plastic wire nuts

You are going to have to think about your local requirements that you are going to need for your wiring.  Sometimes it could be that you need to mount this cooler which will be safer for a home or it could be that you don’t want to mount it in a certain place so you are going to have to think about the right option for you.

You should check your instruction manual however so that you could get this worked rightly.  You could get a professional in to help you with the wiring installation or if you know what you are doing then you could wire your unit yourself.

Now take your cable which should be a Romex cable and that you should see will run from your breakers box to your swamp cooler.  You are going to need your wire pliers so that they will be able to connect your wires through the panel of your box then you have to remove it.

You take your wire strippers and take away some of the protective insulation around the wires; this should be around four to six inches of insulation from each end of your cables.  Now you can put your cable into your connector and keep that tightly in place with your clamp.

You are going to have to take away a small part of your white and black wires so that you can connect them up using your connection nut.  You need to do this for both the blacks and the white wires.

You will have to now install your circuit breaker however so you need to put your circuit breaker onto your electrical panel but you need your amp to be the same as on your swamp cooler.  You can put the circuit breaker at your bus bar; you are going to have to make sure that your unit is switched off.  If you are unsure about this part or which breaker that you are supposed to be using then you should be looking at your manual just to be sure.

Now you are going to have to put your wires to your bus bar through to your circuit breaker; your bus bar is found at your panel box which you will have to connect your black wire to this.  This should be going from your bus bar to circuit breaker.  You need to make sure that this is secure before you can try putting your cooler on.

How to Winterize a Swamp Cooler

You might have a swamp cooler in your home but you may have heard it also being called a swamp cooler; this unit is really like an air conditioning unit but it is a cheaper and more environmentally friendly however.  During the summer it is great but during the winter months then you are going to have to make sure there is no additional damage done to it by the weather so you may have to try winterizing your unit to keep it working properly.

What you are going to need;

  • Tarp
  • A putty knife
  • A screwdriver
  • A wrench
  • Some towels or cloths

Winterize Swamp Cooler How to Winterize a Swamp Cooler

You want to winterize your swamp cooler but you are going to be working with electricity and water so these utility things must be switched off before you think about starting your winterization of your cooler.

To turn the water off then you are have to switch the power off by the plug of the unit and take the wrench to help drain the water out.

Your panels; these have to be taken away from your cooler so you will have to get a screwdriver and remove the panel using this.  You should find your filters just inside the unit and you are going to have to remove them also so that you can clean them.

You are going to have to clean out your cooler so this means that you are going to have to clean it thoroughly and make sure that you get all of the dirt from the cooler.  You should think about checking for any signs of damage to the inside – you should pay careful attention to your water trough.  They too should be cleaned thoroughly so that the unit begins to work well during the winter.

If you want to minimize the water leakages then put a few towels or cloths down to make sure the water doesn’t damage your carpets or wood board.

You should take your putty knife to help remove the dirt from the unit; you could also see if there is any rusting there.  If there are signs of rusting then you should think about putting some rust proof paint inside to help prevent any rusting from happening which should be for outside doors also.

You should think about cleaning the tubes of the cooler out; the water travels through the tubes meaning that it is easy to get them clogged with dirt so they need to be cleaned properly also.  You should think about your water pump, if this is damaged or is not working as well then it could be that the piece has not been cleaned properly so remember to clean this out also to make sure there are no problems with the water pump also.

You want to check for any signs of contamination to the cooler so make sure that there aren’t any insects or animals able to get to your unit.  You should also make sure that the unit is clean and free from any dirt.

You are going to have to put in your panels once again; now that you have cleaned your cooler out then you can put the panels back again.  You could change the filters if you want them or just put them back into place once more.

Now you want to think about cover your cooler up with some sort of tarp so that during the winter months it is well protected and insects and smaller animals won’t be able to do either.

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