How to replace Amana condensate trap.


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Old 03-01-21, 04:40 PM
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How to replace Amana condensate trap.

Hello.

The Amana furnace started to leak water, but the furnace itself still runs fine. After poking at for a bit, I have determined that it is due to the fact the condensate trap (basically a plastic bucket) has developed a crack underneath, and water is dripping out of it.

I believe I have found a replacement part on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/Goodman-Drain-.../dp/B004GFO9PM

The parts certainly seems to look like what I have.

My questions are:

1. For people who are experienced with the Amana high efficacy furnace, is the part on Amazon correct?
2. How do I safely remove the wire and hose from the condensate trap.
3. Once new trap is screwed back in, how do I safely re-house the wire and re-connect the hose?


Just want to make sure I purchase the correct part, and do not break the hoses

I have attached the photo of the furnace, the condensate trap, and where the crack is.

Thanks.




 

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Old 03-01-21, 11:35 PM
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Yes..... that replacement sump looks correct.
The two black hoses just sit in there.
I would break or cut the plastic ear off where the wires were run thru.

You'll need to get the white PVC fitting if it's glued on the sump. 3/4" male connector.
Don't worry about running the wires thru that eye. That's not what it's for.
 
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Old 03-03-21, 01:15 PM
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Ordered the part, but unfortunately, the replacement Pan would take about a week and half to arrive.

In the meantime, I'm thinking of temporarily fixing it. First I will remove the broken pan, and then put the two black pipes that are coming out of the furnace (why does this furnace have two condensate pipe?) into a funnel that will be taped to the hose. Hopefully that will just carry all the water away until the pan arrives. Sort of a makeshift drain trap with a funnel.

Would this method work? Or does the two black pipes that come out of the furnace has to be somehow soaked in water?

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Old 03-03-21, 05:11 PM
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The black pipes may need to sit in water as in a trap.
Drain the trap. Dry it. Put some silicone or glue over the crack from the outside.
Superglue would probably seal the crack too.
 
 

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