Question about Kenmore Heating & Cooling
I;m assuming that it at one time worked on low speed? If so the wiring from the switch to the unit has come loose, or multi speed motors have multiple windings in the motor itself. The only way to check on either of these neccsessitates visually inspecting, which is usually more safel done by a trained professional. If you decide to look into it yourself, make sure you turn electric off to the circuit before opening anything. If you want to check the motor windings you must know or learn how to perform a continuity test. Good luck. P.S. ou may just want to get by with one speed, replacement motor retails $50-$80.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
is the pump youll have to take off a panel make sure the pump has water. what is the relative humidity if it is high swampers don't work very well .Tom
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Indoor Comfort Evap Cooler
& AC Parts, Phoenix AZ 85021 2001 W Cheryl Dr,
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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They say they have parts for your unit.
Posted on May 19, 2010
Hi, its possible it could be the motor. You should have a 3 speed motor. The switch should be Hi, Med, Low, cool, same on vent, and pump. If it works good on cool, I would say the riostat switch is the problem not suppying enough voltage to run the fan motor at full speed. They are very easy to change out, just have the new one in front of you. You can go on the Internet and type this in, directions for wiring this and it will show you the diagram. You may want to go up and check the condition of your belt also. Look for cracks, see how loose it is, it should have about 1/2 inch of play when you push down with finger. If not, tighten it by moving the motor bracket. It may be just the belt also. Look at it all. My bet would be the switch. Keep me posted on what you find.
Posted on Jun 09, 2010
Evaporative coolers are only for dry climate
conditions or deserts. They cannot cool
as much as central air or air conditioners which have compressors and refrigerant. The mechanics are simple requiring a water
float valve, pump, spider (water distribution), aspen wood pads, blower, belt,
motor, and switch. The unit must have a water
supply to replenish the system due to evaporation. Your system may have a float
valve which you need to adjust to shut off when the water pan is full. Floats
can be adjusted by loosening the pivot screw and moving the float up and down
to adjust the turn off level or by turning the float to extend or retract the
length changing the water shutoff position. You do not want the water to be so
high it flows out the over flow tube but the water should cover pump base. Plug
in the unit and turn the switch to pump if you have that option on your
unit. This will engage the pump to force water from the pan up to the spider to
saturate the pads with water. After a few minutes turn the switch from pump to
low or high cool. New aspen pads will have an distinct smell which will go away
after a few days of usage. If you do not have a pump setting turn the switch to
low or high cool which will blow warm air at first then start to cool down. You
may also have a fan setting which will blow outside air without any additional
cooling if the outside air is humid. Occasional maintenance is to make sure the
pump is pumping water and the filter basket is clean and all the spiders are
working with water flowing freely. You can use a flexible wire to force it in a
spider tube to clean it if it is clogged. You may want to change the water
after a month to keep the system cleaner from slime and calcium. At the end of
the season disconnect the water supply and drain the water pan blowing out the
water line if the winter is below freezing. Replace the pads if they have
calcium build up or dry. Flush the water pan out and clean the Add some oil to the pillow blocks which are
the bearings at each end for the blower. Check the belt and pulley for
excessive wear. Cover the unit with canvas to prevent cold air from coming in
during the winter. Next summer season all you have to do is uncover the unit
and hook up the water supply.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
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