Goodman 060 servicing


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Old 03-26-13, 05:54 PM
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Goodman 060 servicing

I have a Goodman GMNT 060 Natural Gas Furnace, installed in 2004, which has performed well during that time. It has been serviced each year professionally but now as a retired electrician, I have obtained the schematic and sequence of operation, and wish to do my own servicing. Firstly is this safely realistic, and if so, what parts should I keep on hand. Also what parts of testing and cleaning should I be concerned with.

I hope that you understand my interest and concerns.

Thanks for any help and advice.

TonyC
 
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Old 03-26-13, 06:21 PM
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parts to keep on hand might be a circuit board and a hot surface ignitor and filters. The only real maintenance you need to do is clean the flame sensor before every heating season with 000 steel wool.
 
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Old 03-26-13, 06:38 PM
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Check/inspect the heat exchanger every year if it's accessible. That's the most important part of servicing.

Call a pro at least every few years, and every year once it hits 15+ years. Don't take chances.
 
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Old 03-26-13, 06:40 PM
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Muggle has a good point. Your furnace is KNOWN for cracked heat exchangers....
 
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Thanks for the advice. I will do as you all say.

I'm peeved that my model is "known for cracked HE" I thought that the older GMP was the only problem with Goodman. Do all Goodman furnaces have this problem? If so, which brand would you buy next time?

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Old 03-27-13, 05:16 PM
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new goodmans have tubular stainless steel HE's... they are much better. Brand is not so much important as installation. I have replaced a lot of GMP and GMNT HE's
 
 

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