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Cooler water pump is bad.
Tools / Materials (See Below for
Appropriate cooler water pump (see section on how
to identify the right pump size for your cooler)
Screwdriver (or other fastening device as determined by the
manufacturer's use of fasteners)
Plastic fasteners/cable ties
Bucket of water
A component of the evaporative / swamp cooler,
like anything else,
that will eventually require replacement is the cooler water pump. The following
are steps that you can follow in order to replace an old cooler
water pump with a new one:
Caution: When dealing with any device that requires electrical
power, make sure you take precautions before you work on it,
including disconnecting the power.
If you have not
already done so in heeding the above cautionary statement, in
addition to turning off the power, unplug the plug of the cooler
motor, or, if the motor has no plug, disconnect its power wires
from the wires that are a part of the cooler, making sure you
note what was the arrangement of such wires before you
disconnect them for easy re-connections later on.
Unplug the plug
of the old cooler water pump.
screws that secure the water pump to the metal part of the
If the electrical
cord is wrapped around part of the cooler bar that is not
obstructive of the cooler operation because it was too long to
begin with, unwrap this unplugged cord.
Having done the
above, remove the water pump from the cooler body.
protective screen found around the water pump.
protective screen into a bucket of water so as to remove any
removable corrosive debris found on it.
Then, fasten this
protective screen around the bottom of the new water pump, as
found to be the same screen position of the old water pump; if
the fastener breaks, use another one of any type--plastic
fasteners or cable ties--just so long you can make the screen
secure around the bottom of the water pump.
Place the water
pump in the cooler, allowing it to rest on the interior side of
the bottom pan of the cooler, where the original water pump was
positioned, being mindful of the pump's plug and, if it is long,
its need to be wrapped around part of the cooler bar that is not
obstructive of the cooler operation before you finally plug the
plug of this cord into its respective electrical outlet.
Screw the screws
that secure the water pump to the metal part of the cooler.
That's all it takes to replace your
cooler water pump with a new one.
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