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Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 Goodman horizontal air handler with a plastic pan in my attic
. When they installed the condensate lines they
overtightened the male adaptor and cracked the pan at the threaded part.
what kind of glue/adhesive would work best to seal the crack?

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what kind of glue/adhesive would work best to seal the crack?
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I've fixed them temporarily with regular PVC glue, but it would be best to replace the pan. A replacement from Goodman shouldn't cost too much, and it would be money well spent NOW, before they discontinue the model and have no more parts for replacement.
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Good chance you can get the pan under warranty. Its only 4 years old.
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RE: Under warranty - good luck with that. We installed a few of those <expletive removed> units a few years back at the behest of a customer who wanted to save money on renovation to some rental properties. The installers overtightened the fitting into pan on 4 units, and the Goodman distributor understandably wouldn't warranty them (said that Goodman wouldn't warranty, since it was installer error and not manufacturing defect. I told them I thought the entire Goodman line is one big manufacturing defect ... but we still ended up eating 4 drain pans + labor to install.
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I would prefer to replace the pan. Would i have to remove the coils are does the pan slide in?
do all manufacturer's use plastic pans?
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The coils are generally either screwed into the pans on the front and back panels, or sometimes they just sit in the pan. If it's a typical A coil, then you should see a few screws down at the bottom of the "A". Remove those, and the pan should come right out.

In most cases, if you have the room and enough play in the refrigerant lines, you can just slide the coil out of the case far enough to work with it. If you don't then you'd need to reclaim the refrigerant (or pump it into the condenser), cut the lines, replace the pan, and then reconnect the line, evacuate (and install a drier) and then recharge.

And I can't think of any manufacturers that still use metal pans. I think all of them have moved to plastic/composite pans.

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I will get a schematic and give it a try,in the AM, it is pretty toasty up there now
why do they put units in the attic anyway
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Dry it and use either Bondo, or a Fiberglass repair kit to mend.
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I have a crack in the corner of my plastic pan. Not a Goodman, but I used black jack roof caulking/sealant and been good ever since.
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RE: Under warranty - good luck with that. We installed a few of those <expletive removed> units a few years back at the behest of a customer who wanted to save money on renovation to some rental properties. The installers overtightened the fitting into pan on 4 units, and the Goodman distributor understandably wouldn't warranty them (said that Goodman wouldn't warranty, since it was installer error and not manufacturing defect. I told them I thought the entire Goodman line is one big manufacturing defect ... but we still ended up eating 4 drain pans + labor to install.
maybe you should have been a little more polite and professional ..my guess you would have got 4-new pans under warranty,,while i don't care for goodman products there reps have been very fair with us in the past and present....just saying ben jr
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The manager at the Goodman distributor is a very good friend of mine, and he knew I was being good natured about it. He knows what Goodman's market niche is, and he makes no bones about it (and he sells a ton of them too, just not to me).

As i mentioned in my post, I understood why they would not warranty the pans (it wasn't a defect, it was installer error) and it would not surprise me if the Goodman distributor would not warranty the OP's pan either.

And please don't presume that I'm anything but professional or polite. You don't know me, you have no idea what the circumstances were, and therefore your comments regarding my professionalism and manners are entirely off base.

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