Went to a customers home today that told me their heat went out
Friday. Actually it had been working intermittently for weeks. It got
cold enough over the end of last week that the owner thought he better
get the upstairs furnace fixed before someone called child services.
Why the builder couldnt have made a closet on the second floor for
that furnace with all the room in that house is BEYOND me!
Up I go into the attic from the second floor closet in one of the
kids bedrooms. Full of blow in insulation, no lights, no walk boards
and no secondary drain pan under the unit!!! It is a 13 yr old Bryant
350MAV. Flashing a code about the gas valve relay or mis-wired
circuit. It had the HK42FZ-004 circuit board in the inducer/burner
compartment. My local Bryant dealer 30 miles away had one. Remember
how you had to do the conversion and move the new board down into the
blower compartment? Gee, they dont seem to be to worried about that
anymore. Just a new board (kit) with a small wiring harness.
Everything Bryant has takes a "kit" to fix it. Sounds better that way
and costs more.
$600+ later and all is well again. Unbelieveable what they charge us
for that board and its all because of Bryants mistakes and revisions
of it. I think its gone through over 5 revisions now. Oh well.......I
just love those Bryants/Carriers. Keeps the cash flowing through my
I know the feeling....Carrier and Bryant ...sisters in the same
closet....they can keep them. They are always upgrading or changing
something and charging us out the nose. Yes, I realize it ends up in the
customers lap...but still it make us look bad
I've replaced 5 boards and one blower motor on carriers in the past
week. Last year it was Goodman that I worked on a lot, this year it
seems to be carrier.
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