Champion Cooler 6500 CFM Side-Draft Wall/Roof Evaporative Cooler for 2300 sq. ft. (Motor Not Included)-5000 SD - The Home Depot

Champion Cooler

Model # 5000 SD

Internet # 100142914

Store SKU # 439959

6500 CFM Side-Draft Wall/Roof Evaporative Cooler for 2300 sq. ft. (Motor Not Included)

Champion Cooler 6500 CFM Side-Draft Wall/Roof Evaporative Cooler for 2300 sq. ft. (Motor Not Included)

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$538.00 / each
  • Designed to work in dry/arid climates
  • Is not an air conditioner
  • High quality components at low costs


Model # 5000 SD

Internet # 100142914

Store SKU # 439959

The Champion Cooler Side-Draft Evaporative Cooler Motor Not Included features stainless-steel construction and an electrostatic ally-applied, polyester powder-coated interior and exterior finish for rust and corrosion resistance. The cooler's high-performance water pump provides uniform water delivery to the evaporative media. The unit cools up to 1,800 sq. ft. and is recommended for residential and commercial use in arid climates. This evaporative cooler performs best in dry, arid climates.

  • Cools 1000 - 2300 sq. ft. to keep your living space comfortable
  • Circulates air at 6500 CFM based on motor selection
  • Designed for use with 1/2 HP and 3/4 HP, 1-speed and 2-speed motors (sold separately)
  • Can be installed with a thermostat and attic-exhaust dampers (sold separately) to provide automatic operation
  • Water pump evenly delivers water to the evaporative media
  • Bolted construction for easy parts replacement
  • Machine-balanced blower wheel offers quiet operation and optimal air flow
  • Bleed-off kit continually removes a small amount of water from the pan to prevent scale buildup
  • Chemically-treated water trough adjusts to help ensure that the filter pads are wet
  • Stainless-steel shaft and a 1-piece bottom pan resist corrosion
  • Polyester powder-coated finish provides durability
  • UL listed for safe operation
  • Evaporative cooler performs best in dry, arid climates
  • Made in Denison, TX

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Assembled Depth (in.)  39 in  Assembled Height (in.)  42.44 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  39 in  Cooling zone (sq. ft.)  2300 
Product Depth (in.)  39  Product Height (in.)  42.44 
Product Width (in.)  39 
Air Volume (CFM)  6500  Amperage (amps)  9.5 
Built-in HEPA filter  No  Built-in carbon filter  No 
Color  Cool Sand  Color Family  Beige / Cream 
Commercial / Residential  Residential  Discharge direction  Side 
Evaporative Cooler Product Type  Roof/Wall Cooler  Maximum compatible motor horsepower (hp)  .5 
Motor Included  No  Product Weight (lb.)  202 lb 
Returnable  90-Day  Single or dual inlet  Ducted 
Voltage (volts)  115 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  3-UL Classified  Manufacturer Warranty  For 8 years from date of purchase, we will replace the original base assembly if water leakage should occur due to rust out. One year from date of purchase, we will replace any original part provided by Champion Cooler which fails. 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Quality I normally do not write reviews but I felt inspired this time. Purchase the Champion 5500 side draft swamp cooler. After 1 month the pump motor went out. The side panels are very hard to remove especially the side where the electrical box is located inside the unit - door rubs the electrical cords - no way around it. I have a feeling that if I get 5yrs out of this one I will be lucky. Not sold with a motor - what is up with that? Certainly not worth the $500 I spent for the thing but could not find anything much better in my area. Fortunately Home Depot normally is good about exchainging bad parts and that is why I shop there. If you can find a different brand - check it out ! June 19, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Poor Pump I just replaced 2 champion swamp coolers that I've had for 10 and 15 years. They simply rusted away which was expected. I always recommended champion swamp coolers to everyone. Both of the new units have very poor pumps in them and I'm very disapointed. If it were not such a huge amount of work to remove them, I would return them. I pulled the pumps out of the old ones to get my unit working again, but I realy would like to make my feelings known because I cannot find any place to complain to. So, you may want to upgrade the pump right off, because otherwise you will be blowing hot air and wasting your money. July 19, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Made in USA does not really mean well made! They need to hire some quality control inspectors or torque assembly tools...It always comes from the top down, the construction implies Champion has sloppy management. It will be fine and do the job but craftsmanship might be better from overseas. Lots of screws stripped out, lots of nuts not tight with extras inside that must have been dropped and the fit on the filter holders is poor....I have the blood blisters to prove it. Maybe Champion needs to see about overseas fabrication! The electrical knock out service entrance is using worn out dies so the knock out is just a print in the steel, finally had to drill out the center of the access first. It will work OK after all it's just a wet box, nice powder coating, but I would not want them making my new car.. Summary; Poorly assembled, bad quality control, worn out dies in fabrication but it is only a wet box and I'm sure it will work OK. Is pride showing, not at all... Mine was still on the factory shipping pallet and container, I suggest not buying if it's been removed and moved around... April 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great value swamp cooler Replaced another similar size from the same manufacturer. Pretty easy to install. Works fine. May 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Would reorder. This product is replacing one that is has lasted 30 plus years and appears to be made from the same mold with a 5500/6500 CFM rating.. Home depot should make it a store item as it is rated for homes up to 1800 Sq feet. Most homes in this area are this large and larger. More care should be taken during the factory assimbly stage as there were several striped out sheet metal screws. April 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Life-saver Could not afford central air, but this unit does the job I need, and has made my house liveable! June 25, 2009
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