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, the unit runs 20 seconds and the kicks out. i

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Customer: Billy,
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: the unit runs for abou 20 seconds and the kicks out. i saw in a another acticle that said that it was the secondary heat exchanger. is this hard to fix or clean. Or shoul I buy a new one. The furnace is from 1991
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

What is the brand and model of your unit?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Carrier weather maker sxi 585 k8060 66 13168
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

I'm going to open this backup to my colleagues so one of them can help. Please don't respond (even to acknowledge this post)until you get a response from us. If you respond first it will only delay your answer.

Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

The Carrier 58SX series only had a 10 year het exchanger warranty.The units actually had a factory recall because of the heat exchangers.This of course has long passed as far as receiving any benefits. See link:

Even the ones with no defects were good for about 10 to 12 years. So at 25 years the best and probably only solution is going to be to replace the furnace if the heat exchanger is defect and it probably is.

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