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  1. #1
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    Heater kit installed backwards

    I have a 2002 era Goodman ar36-1 with a heater kit.
    Looks like someone put it in backwards. The arrow that identifies the
    air flow is pointing in the wrong direction.

    Is this bad, dangerous, worrisome, or other ?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamk View Post
    I have a 2002 era Goodman ar36-1 with a heater kit.
    Looks like someone put it in backwards. The arrow that identifies the
    air flow is pointing in the wrong direction.

    Is this bad, dangerous, worrisome, or other ?

    Thanks.
    If it's electric heat,I think the over temperature devices might be in the wrong place ,so if the fan failed it might get hotter then designed before the trip out.Could be a fire hazard,again IF it's inverted.

    Worth having it checked .

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    Have it reinstalled the right way.
    As dash said, the safety not sensing temp tight is the concern.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Okay, I was wondering if there was a order the heating elements came on
    and the sensing for the next element. Less heat would bring on more elements
    than were necessary.

    Adam

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    Depending on sensor positioning, it wouldn'r make a difference.
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    We don't install Goodman's. But you would think that they would only make it so it goes in 1 way. It wouldn't be that hard. Just make the screw holes line up 1 way. I guess some yahoo would just drive screws in where they wanted them with their nut driver on their cordless.

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    STOP!!!
    Yes ,the arrow needs to be pointed in the airflow direction, call a pro to check it out DO NOT ATTEMPT repairing it yourself very dangreous!!!!
    WARNING:IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEN DON'T DO, SO THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW DON'T END UP UNDOING WHAT YOU DID SO IT COULD GET DONE RIGHT!

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    I believe the kit is marked with airflow direction stamped on it for upflow or downflow depending on the application, same airhandler.

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    some of the kits go one way in a package unit and the other way in an air handler, might be ok, have it checked out

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    I have the HKR-15C heat kit on my Goodman ARUF air handler. If yours is like mine, you can easily remove the 6 sheet metal screws that hold it in place, flip it around and re-install it properly (kill power first to be safe). Mine is electrically connected to the air handler with a male/female connector.

    Good luck.

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    220 v

    Yea & he could aslo burn his house down too ! No diy info
    My avatar is a picture of a Goodman Silencer .....These were commonly used in Goodman country ....Photos by hvac tech ( PaysonHVAC )

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    > 220v ...

    Yes, 220v, 60a.

    Lot of power can flow in there. Hence the worry about the orientation.

    Adam

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    You need to fix that. Most likely never cause you a problem, but it could also one day burn down your house. Don't play with fire, get it fixed.

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