Coleman Furnace Warranty Review

Purchasing a furnace is a major investment that takes a great deal of consideration prior to choosing a brand. One of the biggest selling points consumers review is warranty. It is vital to understand the terms and conditions of a warranty before purchasing a product.

You need to make sure the warranty if something you can use. Being knowledgeable about the Coleman furnace warranty that accompanies your unit is vital. Warranties are designed to save you money, making a good investment an investment in less headaches and minimal worry.

The good news: according to Coleman, all of their products come with a written limited warranty on parts. This is a fairly powerful selling point that many brands wield without truly living up to it. The warranty itself states “that a replacement part will be furnished for any part of the product that fails in normal use and service during the applicable warranty period.”

Note that the warranty also states a warranty is only good “during the applicable warranty period specified in accordance with the warranty’s terms.” Make yourself knowledgeable of this fine print.

Coleman’s website does not supply a clear definition of their terms, or a copy of a standard warranty. However, the Coleman furnace warranty is backed by local certified Dealers. Units are purchased through a local Dealer, who sits down and reviews your personal written warranty with you. You can make some educated decisions armed with this knowledge.

Ask the Dealer to write on the written warranty the definition of “normal use and service” accompanied by the exact “applicable warranty period.” This will protect both you and the Dealer. Consumers who keep the boundaries of their warranty clearly stated like this say it is easy to use.

Remember: in order to utilize the written warranty you hammer out details on with your local Dealer, you must register your product. You can do this right from the Coleman website or with the help of your local Dealer. As warranties go, the Coleman furnace warranty is one of the easier ones to use. Consumers label it a “No Argument” warranty, meaning they rarely have to argue about the exact meaning of terms prior to using it.

Originally posted 2011-08-25 11:05:06.

My Coleman Furnace is Not Working

Years ago when an important necessity—like a gas powered furnace—decided to stop working, folks attributed it to little mythical creatures called Gremlins.

Today we know better than to blame the case of a Coleman furnace not working on little mischief-causing mythical creatures, but the problem still remains. What do you do on that one snowy day when your furnace decides to an extended lunch break without warning?

The very first step to take is checking the fuse box and the circuit breaker. Make sure that the unit is indeed receiving power. If your power supply checks out, take a look at the power switch.

Coleman units have a power switch that has an “On” and “Off” position. For peace of mind, make sure the switch it flipped to “On.” If it is, then on to the next troubleshooting step:

In the case of a Coleman furnace not working, it is possible that the motor has overheated. Typically this does not happen. However, if your unit has been running for several hours it is possible. The best course of action is to let the unit sit for about half an hour.

Start it again after this cool down period. If the unit does not start, check the pilot light. If the pilot light is not burning, re-light it after ensuring there are no gas fumes present. If you smell gas, avoid any further troubleshooting and contact local authorities as you leave the area.

If no gas fumes exist and re-lighting the pilot light does not work, next check the gas valve. It should be completely over. If not, open it completely. This covers the basics of troubleshooting a furnace that is not working. If these steps do not remedy the unit, it is time to contact a local dealer and ask for a qualified technician to come investigate the problem.

In good news, most consumers are happy to call their local dealer. Local dealers have quick response times, and in most causes their warranty covers all of the work. While your Coleman furnace not working is an inconvenience, it is a fixable problem that even a Do It Yourselfer can have a stab at handling.

Originally posted 2011-09-12 11:52:48.

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.