Draining and Cleaning your TurboKOOL
Preparing for freezing weather
About this time of year you should start thinking about draining and cleaning
your TurboKOOL in anticipation of the cold or freezing weather to come. You will
want to make sure the circular tray and the float valve tray are both empty, and
the water line from the main water supply leading to the cooler is drained and
possibly blown clear.
To drain the 1/4” supply line in preparation for cold weather, first close the shutoff
valve from your pressurized supply line. Then loosen the 1/4” compression
nut at the shut-off valve, removing the 1/4” line and allow it to drain into a paper
Next remove the 4 screws securing the hood and remove the hood. Remove the
3 screws that hold the motor mount assembly to the body. (Be very careful not
to misplace the 6 rubber motor mount bushings. Note the sequence - the
bushing with the metal washer is on top and goes washer side up).
Gently turn the motor assembly over and lay to the side. You can now reach
inside and remove the two thumb screws, allowing you to remove the baffle ring.
At this point you may also wish to remove and replace (or clean) the filter. With
the filter and the baffle ring out, you can now clean out all the dust and pollen
that has been removed from the air by the filter element. A sponge works well to
remove the water.
Once clean and dry, you can now reassemble your cooler so you don’t misplace
and lose any of the screws or parts like I do with nearly everything!