Recalls and Service Alerts

Furnaces - Air Conditioners - Heat Pumps

Need for Proper Grounding of Silicon Nitride Integrated Ignition Control Systems

Type: Service Alert
Equipment: Furnace
Recall or Alert Date: 03-14-2003
Serial Number: GF-162
Brands Affected: Amana

Description of Problem:

We have received field complaints of premature Silicon Nitride Igniter failures (Amana Part #’s 11111701 & 11111702), which are used on our 40" 80% and 90% gas furnaces (Models GUIC/GCIC-FA/FX, GUIS/GCISFA/ FX, GUCA/GCCA-BX, GUVA/GCVA-BX, and GUSA-BX).

Our investigation of the problem has determined that an Improper or Inadequate Earth Ground Connection can cause an error in the voltage regulation to the Silicon Nitride Igniter causing excessive voltage output to the Silicon Nitride Igniter resulting in premature igniter failure.

Affected Products:

Amana 40" 80% and 90% gas furnaces (Models GUIC/GCIC-FA/FX, GUIS/GCISFA/ FX, GUCA/GCCA-BX, GUVA/GCVA-BX, and GUSA-BX)

Source:

Amana