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Old 09-23-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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My carrier 58 pav fan froze up, last week. A friend came by and took it out, it is very rusted, and would only turn slowly. He also checked the coil, it is also rusted, and a lot of water has been leaking down into the furnace across and over the gas burners. I would like to know the part number for the burners--I do not want to replace it myself, but would like to check prices. I would also like to know if it is cost effective to replace the burners, coil and fan versus the whole unit. The burners are a little rusted, but has a lot of calcium deposit over it. Should I also replace the outside unit too, and "upgrade" to the Puron units. any help is greatly appreciated

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Are the burners so bad that you cant clean them with a wire brush ?

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I'm not sure they can be cleaned. The deflectors are rusted and pitted as well. The guy is concerned with the rust and deposits especially around the weld seams, because of CO leakage. So, I guess another question is, can they be cleaned? Is that a common thing, to clean the burners and everything else inside the unit?
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Carrier offers a 25 year warranty on your heat exchanger, new burners and anything else you might need, plus labor to install are not covered. I would get a price on repairs vs. the cost of a new unit.

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I am the second homeowner, so does the warranty still apply? I am guessing the first homeowner did not register the product, so will that cause a problem? If the warranty still applies, how do I go about getting this taken care of? Do I contact Carrier, or a Carrier dealer?
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Yes the warranty will still be good, all carrier will need is the serial number from your unit. but you are right you will have to contact an authorized carrier dealer in your area to do the repairs.
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I will give a local dealer a call and see what comes of it. I will post with an update of information. Thank you, I hope this works out.
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O.K., so I spoke with a local dealer, and he says Carrier wouldn't cover the warranty unless it was manufacturer error. Rust wouldn't be covered for the gas exchanger, so he says. He is coming by on Friday to give price on new unit--at that time I will get his opinion on the exchanger itself. Maybe I can get away with replacing coil and fan.
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If its over 10 yrs get a new high efficiency system. It will come with warranties so you wont have to sink any more money into the old one, except annual main. Plus equipment wont be getting any cheaper. I would have estimates from a few diffrent dealers. I would look into American Standard or Trane.

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