Consumer Reviews of Rheem central air conditioners
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Date created: 2012-08-15
Name: Russ Lemelin
"Rheem a/c issue"
Rheem 5 ton rhll model Had unit installed and less than 2 year after installation the evaporator coils had multiple leaks. Had two companies come out to evaluate the unit and both told me this was a common problem with the Rheem units. Both said the coil was under warranty however the labor was not. $915 of labor and freon later I did some reseach online and have found that this is a common problem and that technicians are not happy that they are replacing so many of them under warranty and customers are upset. I contacted Rheem and was summarily dismissed as this not being a problem. Do your research so that you do not end up with my problem by purchasing a problem unit (Rheem).
Date created: 2012-08-02
Name: HOT in the South
Location: Daphne, AL
"I hate it!"
Home built in summer of 2010, I purchased home March 2011. July 2012 my a/c stopped cooling, the tech. told me it was out of freon. He filled it up $140.00, within a week it had all leaked out and was not cooling again. So another company comes out and says it is the coil, the original installers did not leave vacuum on long enough?????? $300.00 and warranty covered for the part only. Not sure?? It cooled for another two weeks after that, but now I am having problems regularly it is still not cooling my very small home. Would never recommend a Rheem. Many of my neighbors have had similiar issues with their Rheem.
Date created: 2012-07-28
Name: Michael bunn
Location: Skiatook ok
"Rheem central air units"
I had to replace the condenser fan motor every year an a half. Found out it was made in china, so I took one apart. I found cheap plastic parts that wear out causing problems. Yes, I would like to be reimbursed for three mirrors. I invested around $900 in service repairs when a mirror should last about five years before needing replaced.
Date created: 2012-07-27
Name: P. Crawford
Location: Spanish Fort, AL
"Just Another Statistic?"
I live in a small (newly developed) community. My A/C system is a Rheem (the builder purchased and had installed). Our home was built in May 2010. July 2012, our unit quit working. A reputable company came for service and said they were cheap systems that the contractors use (Contractor Grade). Had to replace 2 pounds of coolant. Service call, labor and coolant cost us $225. They will be back to check for leak. My next door neighbor has same system and her cost for repairs was over $300. Bad coil, leak, coolant, etc. This is crazy that new systems go bad. The manufacturer should be penalized for knowingly producing products that release R410A into our air!!! I have checked with 3 different repair companies and all have said, the Rheem systems are "junk" and to "trash it"!
Date created: 2012-07-25
Name: Jorge A Zapatier
Location: Sunrise,Fl, 33323
"Royal LEMON of a unit"
New unit installed 07/2010. rheem split system:410a outdoor mod:14ajm42, indoor mod:rhll-hm3821-rcsl-h*3821, 16seer. Biggest piece of crap in the valley!. Broken down sixteen  times in less than 2 years!. Air Around the Clock sold me this junk. They have -by now- replaced just about anything/everything that can be replaced and yet, it goes down on an average of 2 times every 3 months!!. My previous 18 year old unit only broke down five times in 18 years!!!. Atc replaced it with this bolo unit!....I Am a pissed customer!!
Date created: 2012-07-12
Location: Stuart, FL
"Rheem a/c unit"
We purchased a Rheem a/c unit in June, 2010. On June 27, 2012 we had a service call for an evaporator coil leak. It was repaired on 7/10/2012 for a total cost of $339. After only 2 years (and not running the unit 12 months of the year), this should not be happening. We previously owned a Goodman unit and had numerous service calls for the same thing. We thought we were upgrading to a better quality unit. Boy, were we wrong!! In our previous home, we had an a/c unit that lasted for 22 years and never had any serious problems with it.
Date created: 2012-07-08
Name: Unhappy man
Location: Houston, TX
Builder Plantation had this unit installed in attic less than 5 years ago. Now had to have the coil replaced due to coil leak. It cost me $1,075 dollars for labor although the part was under warranty.
Date created: 2012-07-03
Name: Unsatisfied customer
Location: Los Angeles California
Well I guess thats just how they operate!! Hvac system is junk!! The Water Heater is junk! I have been through countless replacement parts! They are also junk!!! If you value your money then I suggest picking another brand! They ripped me off and probably a lot of others!!!
Date created: 2012-06-14
Name: FRED MASTERMAKER
Location: PORT ST LUCIE, FLORIDA
I have only had this unit for 2 years on 8/10/2012 the circulation pump is gone and the coil leaks I have been without a/c for 4 days so far the a/c company said they are still waiting on parts the temp on the past 4 days was 90% model # rspmao48jk00
Date created: 2012-05-28
Name: Jennifer haner
Location: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
"I Hope Mine Is Around For Another Twenty"
We got a 3 ton when we were told a 2 ton would do. We did it for two reasons, one the unit would not have to work as hard and two we may add onto our home. We have not done anything other than clean and oil the unit in twenty years. The furnace part of it, had to have a new control panel put it in at 15 years and we did that ourselves for the cost of $225.00. It was easy, there is a trouble shooting light on the unit that lets you know what you need to replace. I don't know if the new Rheems are as good as mine, but I hope mine is around for another twenty. Take care of your units and they'll take care of you.
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