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I have a Breezair evaporative cooling system. The other day it was running for a long time at full fan and then a smell of burning came from all of the vents. It was 39C outside. Turned it off immediately. Tried it again next day and working fine but I did not run it at full fan speed. what caused this burnin smell? and is it safe to use.

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Millerba says it is "probably" safe to use. Will he pay up if he is wrong and your house burns down with you in it? Yes 39 degrees is hot!!
It IS economical to replace the motor provided the general condition of the unit is OK. Call a REAL expert.

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You probably burned up the high speed part of your motor. It is probably safe to use but it will operate at a reduced efficiency. If you are asking me if you should continue to use it, first you would have to tell me what 39 degrees C is, if that is hot, I'd say plan on replacing it pretty soon.

You may be able to replace the motor, but you will probably find that it is not economically feasable.

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