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Technical More questions on Thermador Swamp Coolers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by beachblu, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. beachblu
    Joined: Sep 21, 2016
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    beachblu

    I reviewed the very helpful thread begun in 2012 about the internals of subject swamp coolers. I'm trying to revive a cooler, but in past it was clearly modified to run with some variety of 6V motor. I'm trying to find out what the internal original spring looks like and how it was arranged, as well as how the original cord was fastened inside the tumbler/drum. Any photos or comments showing this detail would be greatly appreciated. The photo posted is subject cooler. Thanks.
     
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    squirrel
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    my brother overhauled the one we took on the edsel trip....you can see the long coil spring that wraps around the rod in the center. you turn the rod to increase tension, then tighten the nut to lock it in place. The cord runs through the screens/pad, tie a knot inside. pretty simple
     
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  3. beachblu
    Joined: Sep 21, 2016
    Posts: 2

    beachblu

    Thanks for quick reply. My unit has no spring and I can't tell where each end of the spring fastens in your photo.
    1. Does one end of the spring pass thru a hole in the rod? The other end of spring fastened to???

    2. Where is the nut located? Is it at the end of the drum with the plate (rear end of swamp cooler)
     
  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    The nut is at the back end, yes.

    I don't know the details of the spring attaching points. My guess is that you could look for something that you could attach it to, and make it work. Might take some cleverness.
     

  5. Franco51merc
    Joined: Oct 22, 2015
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    Franco51merc
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    Some models came out with an electric fan in the 50's, so that even if you were at a stop the cooler would still work.
    -The spring attaches to the rod via a hole in the rod, the other end attaches to the end plate of the wire cage(also just looped though a hole).
    -The nut goes on the end of the rod that goes through the back plate

    You don't truly need the spring and many early Thermadors didn't have springs in them. All you need is two pull ropes, one rolls the cage one way, pull the other one and it rolls the cage back.
    The cotton ropes were just stuck through the wire mesh and had a knot tied in the end so it wouldn't slip through.
     
  6. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Here's my NOS 12v Thermador
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  7. 59Viking
    Joined: Jul 18, 2018
    Posts: 6

    59Viking

    Did you get your Thermador car cooler working? Needing help with mine!!
     

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