Recalls and Service Alerts

Furnaces - Air Conditioners - Heat Pumps

Bristol Two Stage Compressor or Unit Replacement Program

Type: Service Alert
Equipment: Air ConditionerHeat Pump
Recall or Alert Date: 09-17-2012
Serial Number: DSB 14-0025
Brands Affected: BryantCarrier

Description of Problem:

This bulletin sets forth the modified replacement program for Bristol two stage compressors or complete outdoor units due to a compressor failure occurring on or after April 1st, 2014 IF such failure occurs within 10 years of the unit production date. The Bristol two stage reciprocating compressor has undergone continuous improvements to extend its long term reliability, but is more sensitive to certain operating conditions than a scroll compressor. Oversized equipment, improper airflow and charging issues are a few examples of applications and operating conditions that can cause additional stress on the system’s components, including the compressor.

Affected Products:

Bryant: 698B, 598B, 286A, 187A
Carrier: 38YDB, 38TDB, 25HNA6, 24ANA7