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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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Carrier weather maker sxi 585 k8060 66 13168
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1991
HVAC Technician: Rick, HVAC Supervisor replied 2 years 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.

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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:

http://www.omaha-home-inspection.com/carrier-settlement-on-high-efficiency-furnaces.pdf

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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