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Old 09-25-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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DIY recommendation for Goodman Control Module (Circuit Board)


Any thoughts on whether I should try to replace the Control Module on my Goodman GMP150-5 (Part B1809913S) furnace/AC myself? I have no HVAC experience, but I've replaced a computer motherboard before.

On a related note, a local store charge $230 for the part, Midwest HVAC Parts has it for $172 on their website, and other sites have what look like OEM versions as low as $100. Any recommendations?

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If you want to risk $100 on blind faith, go for it. It isn't hard to replace a board, it's just you need to be able to determine if the board is the culprit.

Why do you think the board is bad?

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A technician came out today who fixed a problem - the pvc that takes the water to be pumped outside was clogged, which caused water to leak out. I mentioned a smell and he identified the board as the source of the smell and said it needed to be replaced, but he didn't usually work on that brand, didn't have the right part, and would have to make some calls to find it.

Can I do any tests to determine whether the board needs replacement? Maybe the smell (electrical burning type) is something else close by?
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As long as the system works fine, then I would not replace the control board based on a smell that you can't pinpoint.

P.S. It's pretty straightforward to replace control boards. You can also bench test them using a 24v transformer, DMM, and some jumpers as long as you have the schematic.
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