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  1. #1
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    Confused Faulty parts right out of the box.

    It seems that I am getting more and more bad parts right out of the box or only working for a very short while. Am I just unlucky or is anyone else seeing this problem? I have had more sequencers and thermostats go south early than any other replacement part lately.

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    I've had sequencers fail in a short period of time. We switched brands and haven't had any trouble with the new brand. Knock on wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welling service View Post
    It seems that I am getting more and more bad parts right out of the box or only working for a very short while. Am I just unlucky or is anyone else seeing this problem? I have had more sequencers and thermostats go south early than any other replacement part lately.
    must be using white rodgers parts
    We really need change now

  4. #4
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    T87 seem to all be junk but most don't work at all

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    I have a small Mountain of Honeywell t87s and aquastats

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    We unwrapped a brand new carrier furnace, and found this.

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    The blower was separated from the mounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cool-blew View Post
    We unwrapped a brand new carrier furnace, and found this.

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    The blower was separated from the mounts.
    That will certianly help speed up the trouble shooting when the customer calls complaining about noise lol.

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    The "bulk" sequencers from Johnstone are usually ok, but i've had a bunch of em lately that are prone to failure. I save em up and return them when I get to go to town. Doesn't make me happy to replace them under warranty, but as long as Johnstone continues to warranty them for a year, I'll continue to buy from them.
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    I refuse to use T87s of any type, not even on the truck!!!!.

    Put in a powered stat and forget it, battery operated or "C".

    as for sequencers, yes there has been some quick failures. sometimes, if it is the same unit, I am looking for a reason and rarely find one. if all checks out connection, power and operation wise all you can do is replace the sequencer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cool-blew View Post
    We unwrapped a brand new carrier furnace, and found this.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA too funny

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    I have been using LuxPro stats for several years now and seeing more failures than I used to. I got a call from a church on Christmas Eve with no heat. Turned out to be the thermostat. We installed a Braeburn stat and right out of the box it would not output on "W" terminal. back in the summer we had replaced an old package heat pump with a Westinghouse dual fuel heat pump and the customer loved it. Got a called from the customer a couple of weeks ago that it wasn't keeping the house warm. The temp had been in the high twenties for a few days. The Braeburn stat quit outputting on "W" terminal. The unit was heating on heat pump only and with the temp being so cold we only had an eighteen degree rise in the supply air. I wished there was some way to charge the manufacturer with this service call. I hate charging the customer. It is not his fault nor is it mine. Had the same problem with a LuxPro heat pump stat about the same time. I think the problem is with the pin connectors on the stat that plug into the base. I say this because I checked the output at the pins and had continuity there. Replaced the stats and solved the problem.

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    Just had the second hydrostat 3150 boiler control bad out of the box, I love the control but I cant keep on changing them before i leave the service call The one before this one was on Christmas eve, and you guys know the story, no supply house open, but I was lucky and had a new one sitting on my work bench(with temp reset contol option) for my house and never put it in, so it saved my ars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmanacman View Post
    must be using white rodgers parts
    +1
    I refuse to buy White Rodgers parts because of their poor quality.

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