Question Re: Swamp Cooler Wiring
March 18, 2014 1:07 PM Subscribe
My swamp cooler is not working [previously
], and after taking a closer look at the wiring, I see that one of the wires is not connected. Can anyone help me understand this situation?
posted by Mo' Money Moe Bandy to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
It looks like there are five wires going up from the switch box -- white, green, red, black, and blue. It's the blue wire that goes from the switch box to nothing, and there's a corresponding unconnected wire coming down from the cooler that looks vaguely blue (the wires are very dusty).
From the info I'm able to find, that blue wire appears to go to the water pump. My question is, if the pump wire is disconnected, wouldn't the fan motor still work? As it is, when I plug it in at all (even with the box on "off" position), the circuit breaker is tripped.