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I have a Bryant Plus 80 furnace. I can''t locate the filter. It might be inside furnace itself (there is no separate cabinet for a filter). How do I open the front of the furnace? (It''s vertical.)
Could you explain your situation a little more?
What is the model number of the furnace?What is the age of the furnace?Do you have a digital camera that you could use to send pictures of the furnace if needed?
Briant has made several models of the Model 80 furnaces over the years. Most had a filter box attatched to the firnace. Do any of these resemble your furnace? When was the last time the furnace was professionally serviced?
Many homeowners do not realize, the complications of not having a professional inspect the heating system yearly, can cause. If a fire, or worse, is caused by the furnace and there are no records of the furnace being maintained, the insurance company can and will deny the claim for damages. I have worked on systems after they have caught fire and the homeowners got no help from their homeowners insurance for the damage. I have installed furnaces in new homes that the owners were building to replace a home that was destroyed by fire from not having the furnace serviced. I like every customer to have this information to consider.
Click here to download or view a manual for a Byrant 80 furnace. It may not be the exact model you have but it shows the filter and how to access it and this information will be the same as yours.
Thank you for your superb advice.
This link has several Bryant manuals, you might look and find one that looks like yours since you do not know the model number. > http://www.gogeisel.com/geiselonline/support/homeowner_manuals.html
If there are not similar to what you have please let me know and I will look farther.
Want to thank you so much for your excellent help in this matter. With your advice and the print-out of the manual, I was able to not only successfully locate the filter (in a vertical position, lower right portion of cabinet), but I cleaned it as well. What a relief! I don't know what I would've done without you.I will also follow your advice re having a yearly check-up of the furnace.