Rheem 14AJM Central Air Conditioner
Updated: Jun 14, 2016
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Overview of the 14AJM
The Rheem 14AJM is a single-stage, Energy Star rated air conditioner with an efficiency of up to 16.5 SEER. It uses a scroll compressor and a psc fan motor designed for low-speed, quiet operation. The unit's condenser coils are constructed with copper tubing and enhanced aluminum fins. A steel cabinet with painted finish is corrosion-resistant and protects against the elements. The 14AJM uses R-410A refrigerant.
Consumer Reviews of the Rheem 14AJM
Date created: 2016-06-14
Name: R. Patek
I have two 3-year-old coated condensing units that the bottoms have rusted and fallen out of, leaving the compressor hanging in mid-air. One of the fans pulled through the mounting bracket and fell on the compressor. Rheem says too bad! Never use them again. Absolute junk!
Date created: 2015-09-10
Name: Rich Miller
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
In April 2010 I had the A/C replaced with the above model. Less than 2 years later a bad pass through breaker was replaced ($125). June 2014, a leak in the inside evaporator coil ($495). Sept 2015, bad blower motor bearings ($295). This is with special prices for labor only. These breakdowns are for the first 5 years - what's going to happen in the next 5 is what I'm afraid of occurring. Even the repairmen who came said there were problems with the Rheem units. My son is looking to replace his A/C and I told him to stay away from Rheem. I went on the Rheem website and the complaint wouldn't go through - error messages came up.
Date created: 2015-06-30
Name: C. Dutchin
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
Our condenser and air handler were replaced on April 12, 2014. On September 12, 2014, the installer returned to hook up the electric heater and check the A/C. Everything was working well. On April 10, 2014, we noticed water on the garage floor next to the evaporator. I then opened the door and found that there was water in the panel area. I placed a mirror on the bottom and saw that the coils were frozen solid. The condenser and suction lines were also frozen. On April 17, 2015 the installer found that the expansion valve strainer was plugged. He replaced it and checked the operation. Again, on June 11, 2015, there was water on the garage floor. Upon checking the plenum with the mirror, it was completely frozen again. This time, another installer found that the unit was leaking oil and Freon was low. Four pounds of Puron 410A was added. When the technician came, he replaced the entire coil. Rheem needs to either repay customers for the labor charges or replace the entire unit.
Date created: 2015-01-12
Name: Jose Escobar
Location: Davie, FL
The unit is only 18 months old and the ECM fan motor of the air handler broke. The part is under warranty but you have to go through your Certified Installer that typically will charge 350.00. The tech that came (from Sawgrass Air Conditioner 954-749-2300) said that the motor will last about 2 years. So during the expected life of the unit you will end up paying $1,750.00 in repairs. Watch out, and check what are you buying. I do not recommend Rheem.
Date created: 2014-12-13
Name: A. Feingold
Location: Miami, FL
"Motor failed after 21 months"
We replaced our central air 21 months ago. After researching our choices we picked a moderately priced 3 ton Rheem. During a cold day in December the unit stopped working. The heating element would turn on before the fan motor, causing the unit to shut down. The repair technician told us that the DC fan motor control circuit was broken. The motor and motor controls are one unit and needed to be replaced. The warranty covered the cost of the motor, but the 90-minute installation charge was $409. Something is wrong with the quality of a Rheem AC that fails in 21 months. DC motors/controls should last for many years. Perhaps there are no incentives for quality parts. The manufacturer is out the small cost of the motor, but the installation/service company is rewarded with a generous repair charge.
Date created: 2013-07-11
Name: L. Marks
Location: Brownsville, Texas
"Should've Done My Research First!!"
Had two Rheem units installed (2 tons) by Ideal A/C in Feb. 2011 and have had A/C guy come once cause it was not cooling right. He said there was no problem, it was too hot and humid outside!!! Later came back 1 unit had completely no freon. One month later, other unit was not working, had to replace dryer and pay labor fees. One month later again came for same unit cause A/C was not cooling at all. He said too much voltage caused breaker to go off cuz freon lines were not working right, so now we have to replace TVX?? I think it's a valve?? What problems!!! Regret getting these units!!
Date created: 2013-07-07
Name: M. Bobrowski
Location: Rhode Island
"Do NOT Buy a Rheem!!"
I live in New England and had a Rheem central air conditioning system installed less than 2 years ago. So far it has not made it through even one cooling season without problems. The blower motor had to be replaced half way onto the first cooling season. Now, on 4th of July weekend the motor died again and of course, it is very hot and humid. Even when the system is working, it does not really work on humid days. Do not buy a Rheem!!
Other 14AJM Reviews
Among the few online reviews of the 14AJM, a reviewer on hvac-talk.com referred to the unit as a low-end, no frills unit but said it was not bad for the price. In a discussion on hvac-talk.com comparing the 14AJM and a similar Trane unit, one reviewer stated that the Rheem unit was much quieter than the Trane.
Product registration is required within 60 days for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Rheem 14AJM air conditioner is comprised of the following:
- 10-year conditional parts warranty
- 10-year conditional compressor warranty
Labor and shipping costs are not covered by the warranty.