How to Change Swamp Cooler Pads

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Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape

  • New swamp cooler pads

  • Screwdriver

A swamp cooler is an inexpensive way to cool your house during the hot summer months. Occasionally your swamp cooler will need maintenance. When your swamp cooler isn't functioning as well as it should be, it is often simply a case of worn out swamp cooler pads. Swamp cooler pads can be replaced, and once you've changed them, you'll be able to enjoy your swamp cooler at full capacity again.


Step 1

Open your swamp cooler and locate the pads. Measure them with your measuring tape to discern the size your new swamp cooler pads will need to be.

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Step 2

Purchase new swamp cooler pads at your local hardware or home goods store. You should be able to find them in the heating, cooling and electrical section.


Step 3

Remove the old swamp cooler pads by unscrewing the mesh screen that holds them in place. Retain the screws. Remove the screen and simply pull the pads out.

Step 4

Install the new pads by placing them in the swamp cooler where the old pads were, and placing the mesh screen on top to hold them in place. Screw the mesh screen in securely.


Step 5

Roll the sides of the pads if you notice that they stick out past the mesh screen a little. Tuck them under the mesh screen for best results.


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