Consumer Reviews of WEIL-MCLAIN boilers
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- AHE (1 review)
Date created: 2012-04-01
Location: Lake Winnepesaukee NH
Years owned: 16
"Stay away from Weil-Mclain"
Boiler was installed 16 yrs ago and maintained regularly. Crack developed in the casting. This is completely inexcusable. Stay away from this brand. Also one of my technicians who services it said that the system 2000 is also terrible. I'm going with Slant-Fin now. My original Slant-Fin lasted over 25 years.
Date created: 2012-02-20
Name: John W.
Location: Wellfleet, Ma.
Years owned: 2
"No problems here"
I'm in the HVAC/R trade; I installed this boiler in my residence here on outer Cape Cod. My family's vacation home here has a wgo-3 installed in '06. There are lots of these Gold Oil units in service out here, as well as considerably older models still in service. While no manufacturer's equipment is completely fault-free, by and large Weil-McLain boilers have a great track record out here -- but only if they are properly installed and only if they are regularly -- and properly -- serviced.
Date created: 2012-01-12
Name: J. Wojski
Location: No. Kingstown, Rhode Island
"Is this a sign of things to come?"
We had a Mclain boiler installed by a professional 3 years ago. The pressure temperature gauge is leaking. I'm just waiting for it to fail catastrophically and flood the basement. I'm waiting for the tenant to be away for a while to make the fix. My brother who owns 80 housing units doesn't remember the last time he saw a gauge fail. So much for a 4 thousand dollar unit!
Date created: 2012-01-10
Name: terry potier
Location: sturgeon bay,wi
Years owned: 4
This is the second Super High Efficiency furnace I have owned in 8 years. This Ultra 80 has not made it through a winter since it was installed 4 years ago. It has a 5 year warranty thank God. I recently contacted Weil-McLain to extend the warranty beyond the 5 years or send one of their technicians to look at my furnace and all I got was a phone number for my furnace guy to call which he already has. The first furnace company ignored me as soon as the warranty was up and I have a feeling Weil-Maclain will ignore me as soon as their warranty is up. I;m afraid they're all the same.
Date created: 2011-12-12
Name: Frustrated Weil-McLain owner
Location: North Shore, MA
Years owned: 15
""Gold" boiler an utter failure after only 15 years"
Our Weil McLain wgo-3 has failed after only 15 years. One of the castings on the internal boiler core must have been cast improperly because it's covered with rust on the outside and water is seeping through the metal itself. Of course, Weil McLain is honoring the "limited" warranty and crediting us something towards the part itself, but nothing towards the labor. All told, we'll be out $3,000. Everything made these days is just crap, and it's pretty infuriating.
Date created: 2011-12-08
Location: columbus ohio
Years owned: 3
Needed a new section of cast iron, it split open at the support rail, took over a week to get it while was below freezing outside, was told it was on the way twice.
Date created: 2011-10-28
Name: C. Reehl
Location: Gouldsboro, PA
Years owned: 12
"What a nightmare...."
Well, we built our house in 1998 and had a Weil-Mclain Gold Oil Furnace installed. We moved in sometime in January and on Good Friday had our first failure. Without fail, we have had failures every year since then.It is now around 11:30 P.M. on a Friday night and I just got the unit back on line. I'm hoping this is one of the two average failures that we will experience this year.
Date created: 2011-10-26
Name: G. Bocelli
Location: Mount Laurel NJ
Years owned: 27
"Propane Boiler that can't be beat"
The best boiler money can buy. I have had only two problems in twenty seven years. One was a bird came down the chimney and got into my blower motor. It was easy to replace. The other was a water pump wore out. Not a problem. I use this Weil-Mclain HE Series #3 boiler summer and winter. I want to convert to natural gas if parts are available. If not, I will buy another Weil-Mclain.
Date created: 2011-09-20
Years owned: 9
"5 section Gold oil fired Steam"
This boiler out performs 3 previous boilers in this building and is still running after 9 years with out a hick up. The only negative was it was heavier than taking down the stairs to the basement. Thank you Weil-Mclain!
Date created: 2011-05-18
Name: Often Cold
Years owned: 4
"Unreliable, Expensive and Poorly Supported"
We've had an Ultra 230 for 4 winters for we have never had a winter without problems. Multiple broken starters, compromised fire chamber gaskets, gas exhaust escaping into the house, fire hazard...on and on. There's always another excuse from wm about why it was the installer's fault (Which is extremely ironic becasue I've had their area reps & techs look at the system and i)even they didn't know how the system is supposed to be installed, ii) they don't actually know how to work it). They also claim they don't have problems like ours on their units. So supposedly "we are the first." But I scanned prior reviews here and I can see they clearly have them quite often. So its been our hard won experience that the system dies in the middle of the winter, when its below freezeing. Then their parts are not available when needed and their support is ridiculously slow or non-existant. I've seen my boiler guy wait for hours on the phone to get technical support. John Q. Homeowner can't even talk to their tech's so you'd better have a very patient boiler guy. I've been days without heat while we wait for some part to come from michigan factory. So thats all terrible right. To add insult to injury, the system costs just as much to run as the 30 year old system it replaced. Sorry for the rant. Thank you Furnacecompare for creating a site where owners can learn from each other and avoid purchasing mistakes. Bottom line. I bought WM's system based on their brand thinking they make good products and stand behind them. They don't. They sold me a piece of junk at top of the line prices. Its become clear to me that I will need to rip it out and start over. BTW-- Take a look at the preceeding 2 reviews...they are ridiculously obvious plants. Weil McLain..why don't you try improving your rating the old fashioned way. By improving your products..... rather than creating fake reviews.
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