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2800 CFM 2-Speed Window Evaporative Cooler for 600 sq. ft. (with Motor)

  • Designed to work in dry/arid climates
  • Is not an air conditioner
  • High quality components at low costs
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Evaporative Coolers for Arid Climates
What Type of Evaporative Cooler is Best for the Climate I Live In?
WCM28 evaporative window is an economical unit that provides high performance, easy installation and low maintenance. Evaporative coolers are intended for use in dry, arid climates. They can lower indoor temperatures by as much as 15°F to 20°F. Evaporative coolers have low installation/maintenance costs; use 75% less electricity; no ozone damaging refrigerants. The water saturated pads act as a type of filter, removing dust and allergens from the air.
  • Cools 400 - 600 sq. ft. to help keep your living space comfortable
  • Circulates air at 2,800 CFM for powerful operation
  • Comes with a direct drive, 2 speed, 115-Volt motor, installation kit and leveling leg
  • Permanently lubricated pump for years of worry free use
  • Machine balanced blower wheel for smooth, quiet operation and maximum air delivery
  • Cabinet made from heavy-gauge galvanized steel to resist weather and impact
  • All metal surfaces treated for corrosion with electrostatically applied UV-stabilized polyester powder finish
  • Bolted construction for easy installation and access to replaceable parts
  • UL listed for safe operation
  • Ideal for dry, arid climates
  • Built of domestic and imported parts
  • Made in denison, TX
  • Which type of evaporative cooler is best suited for your needs?
  • Use our buying guide to choose the right evaporative cooler for your needs

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Cooling Area (Sq. Ft.)600160011001600
Mount LocationWindow MountWindow MountWindow MountWindow Mount
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Air Volume (CFM)2800320040004700
Voltage (volts)115115115115
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
30.25 in
Product Height (in.)
27 in
Product Width (in.)
24 in
Window opening maximum width (in.)
42.38
Window opening minimum height (in.)
11.94
Window opening minimum width (in.)
22.13

Details

Air Volume (CFM)
2800
Amperage (amps)
5.5
Color Family
Cream
Color/Finish
Cool Sand
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cooling Area (Sq. Ft.)
600
Decibel (Sound) Rating
Not Measured
Evaporative Cooler Features
No additional features
Evaporative Cooler Pad Material
Wood Fiber
Evaporative Cooler Product Type
Window Evaporative Cooler
Horsepower (hp)
0.13 hp
Included
No additional components or accessories are included
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Material
Galvanized Steel
Mount Location
Window Mount
Number of Speed Settings
2
Product Weight (lb.)
75 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage (volts)
115
Water Tank Capacity (Gallons)
4
Wattage (watts)
310

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
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.

Questions & Answers

61Questions15Answers

Is the float and valve included

Asked by daisy April 14, 2021
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Answer

Hello, Daisy! A float valve assembly does come with this cooler. -Melissa, Champion Cooler

Does this unit come with the chains to hang from the eaves?

Asked by Jeff October 13, 2020
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Answer

Hello, Jeff! This window cooler does come with 'S' hooks and chains to install from the eaves. -Melissa, Champion Cooler

Why am I not getting cool air, this happens every summer. I have spent hundred s, for people to c...

Asked by Stephie August 17, 2020
1
Answer

Hello, Stephie! If you are experiencing higher than normal humidity levels, this can affect the cooler's performance. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-643-8341 for further assistance with your inquiry. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 5:30 Central Standard Time. Thanks! -Melissa, Champion Cooler

i have a older house with a 20 inch window opening that slides to the left. can i use this cooler

Asked by johnny August 5, 2020
1
Answer

Hello, Johnny! The tunnel on this cooler is too wide for your window. The tunnel measures 22-1/8 inches wide. Thanks! -Melissa, Champion Cooler

Can I get it installed?

Asked by Bobby August 4, 2020
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Answer

Hello, Bobby! Your cooler can be installed. Please contact an HVAC dealer in your area for installation help. You may also speak with an associate at the service desk of your local Home Depot store, as most stores may have a listing of contractors that can assist you. If you have any other questions or concerns, please email us at info@essickair.com. Thanks! -Melissa, Champion Cooler

the fan on one side moves and then starts making a scrapping sound. the nut at the end of the fan...

Asked by Sabrina August 3, 2020
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Answers

I replaced my 1/8th hp motor and both squirrel cage fan modules recently. The fan modules are mounted to the motor shaft using grub screws. My fan modules were corroded on the motor shaft so I could no reuse them. If the grub screws do not hold the fan module in-place the fan module will move on its shaft. To fix your problem, remove the motor and fan modules and reset the fan position ensuring that the grub screw is tight. Taking out the motor/fan assembly requires the front and rear panels be removed so it is not an easy fix.

What are the box dimensions? It seems close to the limit to fit in my hatchback.

Asked by Jesse May 31, 2020
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Answers

I strapped mine into the trunk of my 2003 dodge neon since it was to big to fit through the doors. I drove home with it hanging part way out my trunk tied down with rope. Unsure of dimensions. I think home depot staff gave me their floor model.

low air output

Asked by maximusraylius May 29, 2020
2
Answers

I would guess that you need to open a window in another room in your house. The air isn't able to flow without a place to exit the home.

What is the packaging overall dimension.. I have a 5.5' foot bed with a canopy

Asked by Junoc May 25, 2020
1
Answer

Hello, Junoc! The dimensions are 27 x 24 x 17. This should fit your 60" by 60" inch foot bed. Thanks! -Melissa, Champion

Where can I purchase a inside cover for this swamp cooler?

Asked by Bruce May 7, 2020
3
Answers

I don’t know. I cover the outside with a tarp during the winter to keep the cold air out. I don’t cover the inside at all.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.7
    out of 168 reviews
  • 74% recommend this product
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Setup was easy, and had all the needed parts (and more), you will need to purchase 1/4" copper li...
Setup was easy, and had all the needed parts (and more), you will need to purchase 1/4" copper line and proper fitting at connection point. Direct drive fan looked small, but works well, on low setting; on high setting it gets a little noisy, (you could balance it better) . Time will tell on reliability, so far no issues. Use it about every day since purchase, cools down in Denver , CO; from 98 F to 65 F. Also adds a good amount of needed moisture. Vent directionals can be easily broken if not careful!
by Engineer
Response from EssickAirProductsJul 23, 2020
Hello, Engineer! Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it! -Melissa, Champion Cooler
Paint came off in two years
Paint came off in two years and showed rust coming thru the galvanize underneath. Customer service said there in no warranty on the paint. This unit is extremely cheaply made. I was ok with that until the paint came off. I have purchased 5 of these but will now return the one I bought a few weeks ago. They charge a lot of money for such a cheap unit. Bad value!
by Fred
Response from EssickAirProductsJun 26, 2020
Hello, Fred! As with any home appliance that uses water, you'll need to make sure you keep your cooler clean by performing yearly, seasonally maintenance. During maintenance, we recommend sanding away any rust, peeling paint, and then paint over the sanded area with a rust-resistant paint. For eight years from the date of purchase, we will replace the original base assembly if water leakage should occur due to rust out. For more information about the warranty on your cooler, please email us at info@essickair.com. We appreciate your feedback. -Melissa, Champion Cooler
1 person found this helpful
Too small for our needs, good for a smaller area.
Too small for our needs, good for a smaller area.
by Piiva
Response from EssickAirProductsJun 9, 2020
Hello, Piiva! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. To ensure you purchase the correct size cooler for your home, please contact our Customer Care Team by calling 1-800-643-8341. Thanks! -Melissa, Champion Cooler
Use it in small greenhouse. Works well. The previous model worked 3-1/2 summers but the motor bro...
Use it in small greenhouse. Works well. The previous model worked 3-1/2 summers but the motor broke down. Purchased one last May 2019. Hope this one lasts longer.
by Poch313
Response from EssickAirProductsMay 29, 2019
Poch313, thank you for providing feedback on our product. We greatly appreciate the 4 stars! Thank you, Tammie / Champion Cooler
CAUTION * Installed this unit last spring. It is going to the dump this spring. When getting it r...
CAUTION * Installed this unit last spring. It is going to the dump this spring. When getting it ready for use, I noticed the metal was very thin and actually had to be straightened out to set up. The panels did not fit very well even when new. During monthly oiling & servicing, it became increasingly difficult to remove the panels. Lubed, drained and prepared it well to over-winter. As I opened it up last week to prep for the season, I was amazed that the center shaft had completely rusted and flaked into the fan. The bearings were also completely rusted to the shaft. I may be able to reuse the motor, but this thing is headed to the dump. Less than one season of use and an over-winter. The cooler it replaced had been in service for over 10 years.
by Sayer
Response from EssickAirProductsApr 1, 2019
Sayer,

Hopefully, you have not disposed of your evaporative cooler, because the parts can be replaced. An evaporative cooler functions in a water environment all of its life. The parts in these coolers will very likely rust due to the environment in which they function, however the rusty parts will most likely not render the cooler unusable. If you would like to speak with one of our customer service representatives concerning your issues, please call 1-800-643-8341. Thank you, Tammie
4 people found this helpful
Work fairly well in my small garage work shop(considering it is 110 degrees outside, Fort Worth)
Work fairly well in my small garage work shop(considering it is 110 degrees outside, Fort Worth)
by Lee
Response from EssickAirProductsJul 27, 2018
Hi, Lee. We're so happy to hear that you're loving your cooler! Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. - Sydney, Essick Air Products
The overall cooling ability is barely adequate for 600 sq. ft. It's noisy, the controls are almos...
The overall cooling ability is barely adequate for 600 sq. ft. It's noisy, the controls are almost impossible for an elderly person such as myself to operate. They are recessed and you have to stick your fingers inside to turn the dial. Very difficult. Also it lacks the most basic air flow controls. You can control it side to side but not up and down. I would give it a fair rating at best. Entry level evaporative cooling.
by akabigd
Response from EssickAirProductsJul 6, 2018
Thank you for your feedback. While you will definitely hear a sound coming from the unit while it’s operating, it shouldn’t be disruptive. We’re happy to walk through some troubleshooting with you to ensure that what you’re hearing isn’t a defect. Please give us a call at 800-643-8341 and one of our Customer Service Representatives will walk you through a quick check-up on your unit. Our office hours are 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM CST, Monday through Friday. Thanks! - Sydney, Essick Air Products
It was dented, the parts were NOT flush and it was BROKE on the front plastic. Just with I could ...
It was dented, the parts were NOT flush and it was BROKE on the front plastic. Just with I could have included ALL the pictures I have.
by Diana
Response from EssickAirProductsMay 8, 2018
Hi, Diana. We appreciate your taking the time to tell us about your experience. Please give us a call at 800-643-8341 and one of our Customer Service Representatives will assist you with this issue. Our office hours are 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM CST, Monday through Friday. Thank you! - Sydney, Essick Air Products
1 person found this helpful
Great window cooler. This is my second unit and planning on buying a third. I use them to cool of...
Great window cooler. This is my second unit and planning on buying a third. I use them to cool off my animals and even on low they keep them cool even in 105 degree weather. The first one that I purchased I use to cool my rabbitry. Keeps them very cool even on low. That one is going on 5 years and still going strong. The second one I purchased is going on 12 months also without any problems and I use it for my dog nursery. Its very economical compared to using an air conditioner so even though this unit is more expensive it pays for itself over time in electricity savings. Highly recommend
by Willie
Response from EssickAirProductsDec 5, 2017
Mr. Willie, That is fantastic. Thank you for taking the time to review on our products and for sharing your experience with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are very pleased to hear of your satisfaction with your Champion coolers. If you have any questions or would like some information about our products, please contact our office at info@essickair.com.- Thank You Christina Essick Air Products
I used this cooler in my greenhouse orchid room. It is a replacement for the same Champion unit ...
I used this cooler in my greenhouse orchid room. It is a replacement for the same Champion unit that was eleven years old. It does the trick and works for me by not taking the humidity out of the room while it cools. Home Depot was a great way to purchase it. It was cost effective and easy.
by Carol
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