Help me fix my evaporative cooler without being electrocuted.
June 26, 2011 9:57 AM Subscribe
Is it OK to perform exploratory surgery on an evaporative cooler?
posted by Wordwoman to Home & Garden (3 answers total)
I bought a portable evaporative cooler (AKA swamp cooler) on craigslist (NewAir Model AF 350) that doesn't seem to be working correctly now that it's home. The fan works, but no water is being transported to the wick. I'm hoping it's something simple, like perhaps some tubing that came loose upon transport. Is it safe to unscrew everything and have a look? I'm not very handy and want to make sure this isn't the kind of appliance that holds a charge even when it's unplugged. And if it's okay to open it up, what else should I be looking for?