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December 13, 2021 –
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Evaporative coil drain pans on light commercial and residential condensing gas furnace in a vertical, or “upflow configuration,” manufactured by Goodman Manufacturing Company are being recalled due to a fire hazard.
The drain pans can overheat, melt, and deform, potentially resulting in fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The furnaces were installed between January 2019 and November 2021. Evaporator drain pans with serial numbers with prefixes ranges from 1901 to 2101 are covered by the recall. The evaporative cool is on top of the vertically installed furnace and the serial number is on a label attached to the front of the coil.
Those who have drain pan products eligible for a recall are instructed to call Goodman Manufacturing Company at 888-520-0579 for a free repair by a qualified technician. You can also visit Goodman’s recall site for more information.
So far there have been 23 reported fires involving these evaporative cool drain pans, resulting in significant smoke and fire damage. No injuries have been reported.
Greg Zimmerman is editor, Building Operating Management magazine and FacilitiesNet.com.