Coleman Furnace Parts

Inevitably a furnace is going to need repair. If you own a furnace made by Coleman, then you will be in search of Coleman furnace parts. Where do you shop for their replacement pieces?

The good news is that all Coleman products have a written limited warranty including parts. What exactly does that mean? Simply put— nine times out of ten the parts you need to replace are covered by warranty. Simply follow the directions on your warranty paperwork. Generally you will need to contact Coleman by calling or visiting your local authorized Coleman dealer.

Local dealers are convenient to work with, and customer studies indicate local establishments respond much quicker than corporate headquarters. You can deal with a person face-to-face instead of sitting on hold and trying to troubleshoot which Coleman furnace parts you need over a phone line. As long as your warranty is still active— which your local dealer will have record of— Coleman guarantees in their own statement “that a replacement part will be furnished for any part of the product that fails in normal use and service.”

The most commonly purchased replacement parts include the filters, humidifier, and thermostat. Coleman recommends conducting regular maintenance on these products. However, over time they eventually require replacing.

Many homeowners opt to purchase different filters once the factory originals wear out. A great majority of homeowners visit their local home improvement store to choose a filter that more closely matches their air filtration and air quality needs. Coleman does not discourage a customer from purchasing a non-Coleman filter, but they do caution about proper installation to avoid possible unit damage.

If you are in the market for a Coleman furnace, you may be reviewing this to discover how easy it will be to hunt down Coleman furnace parts. You might also be interested to know that the manufacturer expects their gas furnace units to last approximately 20 to 25 years— so long as a qualified technician performs regular preventative maintenance, the customer replaces parts that need repair, and suggested servicing of the unit is followed as best as possible.

Originally posted 2011-09-06 11:48:28.

Coleman Furnace Recall

Coleman furnace recall — what should you know? This recall is for owners of Coleman, Coleman Evcon, and Red T Gas Furnaces. The heat exchanges have been found to overheat under certain circumstances, leading to the heat exchanger and furnace failing.

The number one question on your mind right now is probably: is this problem dangerous? Internal components of a furnace running hotter than the temperatures they were manufactured to withstand are never a good thing. It has been discovered that the problem leads back to application factors, differences in installation, and variations in components. The recall warns that if the situation is left unresolved, significant property damage, personal injury, and/or death could result.

What do you do? Call your local dealer. Ask for your furnace to be inspected if it is one of the affected models. The Coleman furnace recall states:

The Coleman, Coleman Evcon, and Red T furnaces are commonly used in manufactured housing. The name plate will be found mounted on the left inside surface, behind the lower panel. The furnaces are silver with white access panels. The units were manufactured between 1995 and 2000. Affected model numbers include:
DGAM075BDD
DGAM075BDE
DGAM075BDF

DGAT070BDD
DGAT070BDE
DGAT070BDF

DGAT075BDD
DGAT075BDE
DGAT075BDF

DLAS075BDD
DLAS075BDE
DLAS075BDF

If you own one of the affected units, you will need to contact a participating Coleman Authorized Service Center. You can find a local dealer by inputting your zip code into the online Coleman location finder, or by calling the Program Support Center.

Inspection of your unit will be free. A qualified technician will inspect your unit fully and then install an upgrade kit or a new heat exchanger. All adjustments to your unit will be free. You will not need to purchase or have a replacement furnace issued. Your warranty will not be voided by these changes.

The Program Support Center is available to answer any additional questions you might have about the Coleman furnace recall. You can reach them toll free at (888) 665-4640. Ask the technician who upgrades your unit about maintaining proper maintenance procedures to prolong the life of your unit and keep it in tip top working condition.

Originally posted 2011-08-06 11:46:06.

Coleman Furnace Manual

I am not very impressed with how hard it is to track down a Coleman furnace manual. While some other brands make it easy and accessible, sometimes I had to wonder if a manual for Coleman furnaces really existed.

I went to other websites that insisted on charging a fee just to get a copy of the Coleman furnace manual. If Coleman were really interested in helping their customers they would make it readily available to them when they need it.

While it is true that there are troubleshooting websites out there, you really should be able to have clear detailed information straight from the manufacturer.

I was finally able to find a link that said “Parts & Manuals” on the Coleman website for their G9T – 90% High Efficiency Gas Furnace, but that still lead me to a dead end when it said “No Parts Found” and it still didn’t provide me with any manual to speak of.

If you are really in a bind and need some help right away, they suggest calling their customer service line at 800-835-3278.

I feel disappointed that my diligent searching wasn’t able to come up with anything truly constructive to share. This is an area where Coleman is truly lacking in its customer service. It isn’t easy being a Coleman customer.

After a bit more searching I was able to find the “Maintenance Tips” section at the Coleman Air Conditioning website. They give some tips on what to do if your unit is not working as well as it should. They give advice on tuning up your blower, checking your thermostat, working with humidifiers and duct cleaning. However, this is still no replacement for an actual Coleman furnace manual.

Originally posted 2012-06-13 09:17:20.

Coleman Furnaces for Mobile Homes

A Coleman furnace for mobile homes— is quality a concern?

For mobile home owners, purchasing important home appliances like a furnace or air conditioning unit is a challenge. It can be tough to find a brand that installs in a mobile home with the same standards as a stationary home. Although we don’t like to admit to it, our society has a preset stereotype about modular homes. How do you combat that when furnace shopping?

Coleman offers an electric furnace that is very popular to mobile home owners. The price is reasonable and affordable. The units come with a written limited warranty that protects all parts and pieces of the unit. The hard part, according to consumers, is hiring a qualified installer and making sure the warranty is in working order.

Purchasing a Coleman furnace for mobile homes is best done through a local affiliated dealer. Seasoned consumers will tell you that not all dealers are equal. Some take greater pride in their work than others. Track down a dealer with experience installing units in mobile homes. Experience can make all the difference in the world, and proper installation is vital to avoiding problems down the road.

Take time to read, understand, and detail the warranty. Many mobile home consumers say that “normal use and service during the applicable warranty period” is sometimes applied differently to a mobile home. They said by having the dealer detail exact terms in this regard they were able to have a fully functional warranty that was easy to use when needed.

Coleman units manufactured for modular homes in the last 10 years do not have a high customer satisfaction rating. Consumers who did not push setting the exact terms of their warranty often end up paying for service calls and repairs, which can become increasingly expensive.

About 30% of consumers owning a Coleman furnace for mobile homes would recommend it. Almost all of them say proper installation is absolutely vital. Finding a dependable installer is best done through a local dealer. Make sure whoever you choose to install offers a guarantee of a proper installation.

Originally posted 2011-08-13 07:59:22.

My Coleman Furnace is Not Heating

A Coleman furnace not heating is a remarkably common problem. This does not mean that the brand is of poor quality. Quite the contrary, in fact, Coleman units have a good Energy Star rating and are noted to have 20 plus years of longevity. However, a unit can stop heating for various reasons, several of which are fairly simple to fix on your own.

If the pilot light keeps going out, the furnace will not heat your home. A device called the thermocouple is usually the cause of this heating issue. The thermocouple is a sensor. It sits inside of a steel sleeve located in front of the pilot light.

It must be heated by the pilot light before it can send an electrical charge to the furnace, stopping the gas valve from closing. The pilot light flame should be a minimum of two inches long. You might need to adjust it to meet this size. It should then heat the thermocouple. If the light continues to go out, the thermocouple may need to be replaced. Replacing it can stop the gas valve from closing, thereby allowing you unit to heat again.

A Coleman furnace not heating properly can also be due to a buildup of gunk in the air filters stopping warm air from circulating. Check the filters and clean them if you notice a buildup. You can use a small vacuum to remove dirt.

Rinse the filters with water and let them dry completely before replacing them. If this does not solve the issue, there might be an issue inside the unit itself.

Locate and open the access panel of your unit. You’re looking for the blower motor. It should be at the base of your unit. You will see a belt connected to the fan assembly. Check to ensure it is tightly in place, adjust it if needed. If the belt is frayed, you’ll need to replace it. If this does not solve the issue, then chances are the burners are dirty.

If the cause of your Coleman furnace not heating is dirty burners, a service technician will need to be dispatched. Only a qualified tech can successfully and safely clean the burners. If your warranty is still valid, this fix should be covered.

Originally posted 2011-08-19 08:01:55.