Question about Mastercool 67471 Evaporative Cooler Air Conditioner
I just installed new mastercool pads for my evaporative cooler. Even though they've had more than a week to break in, they still put off a smell, something like urine. I put in a product that came in round form that was supposed to help with the smell, but it really hasn't. Any suggestions?
The cellulose pads in a mastercool are glued together and usually the adhesive is what you smell. It may take a while for it to go away. Strange as it may seem, as the pads get more mineralization and you use it more the smell will go away. Do not use a cooler for your whole house without plenty of exhaust through a window or an updux. Coolers work best when there is plenty of freely moving air.
Posted on May 31, 2009
Try draining the cooler at least once a day for a week you will see the smell will diminish rapidly
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
I have this same problem and my husband can't smell the "urine" smell :/ our previous house had a different swamp cooler and the new pads had a vague "citrus" smell. I now know that the smell at my elderly friend's house is the cooler - not some personal problem.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
This was quite a bad surprise for me too, as I had my pads replaced during a very hot spell in Arizona and was unable to use them because of the smell.
It is now one month later: The smell actually did go away. In fairness I will say the pads seem to work well. However I stick by my earlier statement that I think its very important that the information about the smell be posted on the box to help consumers make a decision. I would not buy this product again. But my budget did not allow me to follow the advice of the man who suggested I just go buy another brand. $90 was pricey for me for these pads. What ended up working was only using the cooler when i wasnt home( my poor cat) and slowly slowly the smell disapated. It definately took longer than 10 days though.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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