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    Here is a list of possible issues with your cooler: 1. The pads are worn out and need to be replaced.2. The pump is putting too much water into the troughs.3. The blower fan is running faster than it was designed to.4. The float could be defective or improperly adjusted and too much water is in the cooler pan.In order to determine what change has happened since the unit was new and operating normally, you need to be a detective.1. If the pads are worn out or were installed incorrectly, the flow of water could be drawn directly into the coolers blower rather than being drawn out of the pads first.2. If the pump was recently replaced, a larger pump may have been installed than the pump that was replaced. If your cooler was originally equipped with a 5000 series pump, then another 5000 ser...see more »Here is a list of possible issues with your cooler: 1. The pads are worn out and need to be replaced.2. The pump is putting too much water into the troughs.3. The blower fan is running faster than it was designed to.4. The float could be defective or improperly adjusted and too much water is in the cooler pan.In order to determine what change has happened since the unit was new and operating normally, you need to be a detective.1. If the pads are worn out or were installed incorrectly, the flow of water could be drawn directly into the coolers blower rather than being drawn out of the pads first.2. If the pump was recently replaced, a larger pump may have been installed than the pump that was replaced. If your cooler was originally equipped with a 5000 series pump, then another 5000 series pump should be used. If a larger size pump is used in a cooler then what it designed for, there will be too much water put into the water troughs and water droplets can be drawn into the house. A restrictor can be installed on the pump water supply hose to reduce the amount of water that is delivered to the water troughs.3. If the blower pulley has been changed or the motor pulley has been changed or misadjusted, the blower may be turning faster than it was designed to. An increase in air pressure can draw water droplets from the pads and or liquid water directly from the coolers pan. Also if any baffles have been removed from inside of the cooler, splash water can be drawn into the blower.4. If the float has malfunctioned, too much water may be in the cooler pan and water may be leaking from the pan directly into the coolers ducting under vacuum pressure.

    There are two types of coolers sold.1. Centrifugal fan.2. Axial fan.Centrifugal systems: Champion, Phoenix Mfg, Master Cool.Axial fan systems: Bon Air, Master Cool. Let's talk about the Axial fan system's first. The Bon Air ( Durango ) is manufactured in Australia from domestic and imported parts. The Bon Air uses a Axial fan motor, a single circulation pump, a 3 piece rigid media pad (celdek). and a analog controller. I have installed more than 40 of these units in the past four years and only one unit had a detective pump. The master cool unit, although similar in construction, is manufactured almost entirely in China and is assembled in the united States. This cooler has proved less than satisfactory, I have replaced over a dozen of the units digital control modules over the past two...see more »There are two types of coolers sold.1. Centrifugal fan.2. Axial fan.Centrifugal systems: Champion, Phoenix Mfg, Master Cool.Axial fan systems: Bon Air, Master Cool. Let's talk about the Axial fan system's first. The Bon Air ( Durango ) is manufactured in Australia from domestic and imported parts. The Bon Air uses a Axial fan motor, a single circulation pump, a 3 piece rigid media pad (celdek). and a analog controller. I have installed more than 40 of these units in the past four years and only one unit had a detective pump. The master cool unit, although similar in construction, is manufactured almost entirely in China and is assembled in the united States. This cooler has proved less than satisfactory, I have replaced over a dozen of the units digital control modules over the past two years at a cost to my customers of approximately $100.00 per each cooler, it seems that the control modules fail about six months after the coolers warranty expires.The Champion unit uses Aspen pad's. Some models of the Phoenix use Aspen pad's and some models use rigid media. The master cool units ( aero, trophy, ll, etc.) uses rigid media. Replacement rigid media pads range in price from $75-125, depending on the particular cooler.

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