AMANA AIR CONDITIONERS PROBLEMS
Information about the problems and breakdowns of Amana air conditioners that were reported from 1992 to 2019.
Common problems: burning, fire, smoke.
Faulty modules: control board, filter, heat pump.
7 safety recalls announced
Amana Recall Of Certain Model Room Air Conditioner Switches
Voluntarily recalling the control switches on certain models of its 208/230-volt room air conditioners. The switch may overheat in the off position and cause a fire. The affected room air conditioners were distributed by Amana nationwide from June 1987 through October 1991. Approximately 130,000 units were sold to consumers or remain in dealer inventory.
Goodman Company, L.P. Announce Recall of Amana, Trane, and American Standard Brand Package Terminal Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps
Fire hazard resulting from this chain of events: filter becomes clogged due to lack of maintenance, severely restricting airflow and resulting in elevated internal temperature; this may cause two safety switches to stop working during the product's expected life; if the blower wheel then stops when the product is operated in the heating mode, a fire hazard can develop. These PTACs are owned mainly by commercial and institutional organizations and are used in the lodging industry, apartments, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, schools, and government buildings. A small number of the recalled units are owned by individual homeowners. The PTACs are beige in color and are intended for through-the-wall installation. Goodman manufactured all of the recalled units, which were sold under the Amana, Trane, and American Standard brand names. Goodman and Trane/American Standard are separate, unrelated entities. The recalled PTACs consist of Amana brand units manufactured from January 1996 through March 2003, and Trane and American Standard brand units manufactured from January 1996 through August 2002, that use electric heaters rated at 3.5 kilowatts (kW) or greater.
Goodman Company Expands Recall of Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
This recall involves Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (PTAC), and Amana-branded Room Air Conditioners (RAC). The units are rated 230/208 volt, 3.5 kW and are most often installed through the walls of hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control. The RAC units are installed through the walls or windows of the same types of properties. The recalled units are beige and have serial numbers ranging from 0701009633 through 0804272329. Additionally, any PTAC and RAC units that have a beige power cord labeled with a four-digit date code in the MMYY format and ending in 06 or 07, or ranging from 0108 through 1808 are included in this recall.
Goodman Company Reannounces Recall of Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Units Due to Fire Hazard
The power cords on the PTACs can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard. The recall includes 5.0 kW Amana-brand, Comfort-Aire-brand and Century-brand Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner units with model numbers PTxxx3x50xx (Amana) and EKTxxx-150x (Comfort-Aire and Century) and serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. Sold at Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from February 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1,000.
Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTAC) Units Due to Fire Hazard
The PTAC’s power cords can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard. The recall includes 5.0 kW Amana-brand, Comfort-Aire-brand and Century-brand PTAC units with model numbers PTxxx3x50xx (Amana) and EKTxxx-150x (Comfort-Aire and Century), and serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. Sold by Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from February 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1,000.
Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
The recall involves Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. The units are rated 230/208 volt, 3.5 kW and are most often installed in walls of hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control. The recalled units are beige with serial numbers ranging from 0701009633 through 0804272329.
Goodman Company Recalls Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
This recall involves Goodman, Amana, York International and Energy Knight branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (PTACs). Models that begin with the following prefixes are included in this recall: EKTC15, EKTH15, PMC15, PMH12, PMH15, PTC15, PTH12, PTH15, UCYB15 and UCYH15. Only units with the first four digits of the serial numbers in the range between 1001 and 1709 are affected.
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6 issues reported
Consumer reported that Power Cord of Air Conditioner burn, melted plug & receptacle. Consumer stated that it damaged wire & entire home lost 220V service.
The submitter stated that they have 75 of these PTAC units at their long-term care facility and they have had two of the power cords overheat and burn. They also had to replace approx half of the control boards due to a circuit burning up bad enough to leave smoke stains.
The consumer stated that the breaker kicked off, she started smelling smoke, and found that the plug on the wall air conditioner unit had melted into the plug in. The repair people were called and they had to replace it.
While preparing AC unit for warm weather consumer noticed that breaker was tripped. Consumer turned it back on, & it tripped again. There was burning smell coming from power cord. It turns out power cord was short circuiting & breaker inside was not working.
A melted relay and some melted wires in an apartment's air conditioner produced smoke and a burning smell. The male homeowner came home and noticed the smoke and smell. Firefighters responded to the scene.
Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire. They noticed a burning electrical wire smell but not flames or smoke. They turned off the electrical breakers. They removed the panel on the air handler and found melted wires and evidence of charring.
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