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Could you please help me. Last night my Brivis evaporative cooling system didn't seem to be working very well (ie not cooling properly). I left the airconditioner on overnight and when I got up this morning there is no display on the controller and I can't turn it on. Is this an electrical problem or an issue with the airconditioner. Can I fix it myself? Thanks.

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You gave us good clues to help you figure this out-- THANKS!

So-- you have an evaporative AC ! Great! -- (I assume you are in a very DRY area?-- For those type of AC units don't work well here in the North East!)

However-- Evaporative AC units depend upon water flow to a mat system-- and air is drawn thru the wet mat-- raising the humidity, and getting a cooling effect from the evaporation of the water from the mat (or pad..)

Over time, parts get badly scaled up from the minerals left behind from the evaporation.
SO-- If you have HARD water, (water with lots of minerals in it..) you have frequent maintenance procedures to do faithfully-- Have these Maintenance routines been done over the years?

Likely YOU CAN FIX it, if your are not afraid of getting dirty, and can work safely where the unit is located-- (Maybe on your roof?-- or up high someplace?)

To determine if it is electrical, look for indicator lights-- any clues?
Can yo take a volt meter to the unit, and check for power inside the unit?-- and trace the power thru the on-off switch, thru the humidistat, and thru overload switches, etc>

Please make a few checks and get back with us--
I'd be happy to talk you thru the next steps-- let me know what you find with the Volt meter.

Mack B

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