This HVAC unit came with our home in Chesapeake, VA. This winter we noticed
what sounded like pipes rattling or banging in the walls on the second floor
of our 2-floor home. I went into the attic and noticed that the sound was
actually coming from within the unit itself - somewhere behind the gas jets.
It almost sounds like it is coming from the blower, but I can't tell. The
sound starts around 15-30 seconds after the blower starts up. The unit is
still working fine, but the sound is terrible, like a "shuddering" or pipes
banging. It seems to be getting louder. We are in the process of finding a
qualified technician, but thought I'd ask to see if anyone else had this
problem or knew what it might be. Any help would be appreciated.
This is is Turtle.
Yes I have seen this on the GMP Models of the Goodman twice with the clam shell
heat exchanger touching each other inside the burner housing. There is some
burner hangers that should stop the burner clam shell tubes from touching each
other but some contractor may have removed these hangers which will let the clam
shell touch each other only in heating mode. The solution was to pull the heat
exchanger and replace it with a free heat exchanger from Goodman but be sure to
replace the hanger for the burner clam shell tubes. This problem is only on the
GMP series only when made from 1994 to 2000 year models. The two that I had
trouble with was the GMP-075-3 and not the GMP-075-4 like yours. Now the two are
the same but your's has a 1/2 H.P. Blower motor and my two has a 1/3 H.P. Blower
motor on it but the frame and size , and three burner fire chamber would be the
Now the noise that it will make is like two empty metal gas cans rattling in the
truck of your car. Now in this type problem it will make the noise only in
heating mode and if you just run the fan or cooling system it may not make the
noise but just about all the time you run the heat it will be noisey.
Now on these models you have a 20 years heat exchanger warrenty on it and should
get a new exchanger to replace it with but you will have to pay the labor to
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.