GOODMAN GCH9 Furnace
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The GCH9 is a gas furnace series with 93% AFUE. It utilizes Dual$aver technology as a way to avoid abrupt changes in operation (and ultimately temperature). The furnace can be installed in several different positions, with different options available for outflow.
The series comes in a well-insulated steel cabinet with enamel coating. It can be manipulated from a control board with color-coded terminals and an error LED. It uses a silicon nitride igniter which is controlled electronically.
When considering other Goodman series or products, their naming convention is easy to understand: G is for Goodman, C is for Downflow/Horizontal (the blower), and H means the device is two-stage and multi-speed.
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Consumer Reviews of the GOODMAN GCH9
Date created: 2012-10-05
Name: Dan M
Location: Superior WY
First the ingnitor went out, replaced it with a white-rodgers, Next two snap switchs failed. Lost one vacum switch. Then this fall I vacumed out the furnace, replaced the cover and turned it on,blower started, was watching the ignitor-got bright but no flame then it expolded blew the combustion blower apart, bent the metal door, and didnt shut down on any type of vault. All of this in less than 2 heating seasons. Needless to say I am now buying a new furnace.
Date created: 2012-04-02
Name: john getz
Location: warren mi
Years owned: 5
"The best furnace at the best price"
I have multiple rentals and the Goodman seems to take a beating and never have any problems. Lennox, Carrier, and Bryant give me a lot of problems and parts are expensive. Give me a goodman every time.
Other GCH9 Reviews
Online reports from consumers about the GCH9 are pretty reasonable. One user on FixYa.com requests help with the error LED and receives the response that the unit can be reset with a red button. There are several complaints on this site and elsewhere about problems with the igniter.
Most forums that mention the GCH9 praise Amana/Goodman's warranty on the heat exchanger and remaining parts.
GOODMAN GCH9 Model Numbers
The GCH9 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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The GCH9 comes with a limited lifetime warranty on its heat exchanger. There's a ten-year warranty for replacing the whole unit, as well as a ten-year limited warranty on the parts. You must register the product within sixty days of installation to qualify for any of these warranties. The warranty is not automatically transferable, although you may be able to purchase transferability coverage as well as extensions.