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Date created: 2010-03-28
Name: Brad McDonald
Years owned: 10
"Well dunkirk boilers falled to start again turn off breaker let sit one minute it starts i hope pipes are not frozen tec repla"
Tech says it's a good boiler. I think that is bs. I wish I have gotten a forced air because it failed to start again. I hope pipes did not freeze . This is the third time.
Date created: 2010-02-07
Name: N. Ryan
Years owned: 5
"This is important"
Replaced an old and reliable boiler for a small apartment building with a Dunkirk 90 200,000 btu boiler. I have had to replace 2 circuit boards within approximately 1 year of each other, the draft inducer and the ignitor twice. Something is terribly wrong with this picture. I am interested in other owners problems.
Date created: 2010-01-31
Name: brad mc donald
Years owned: 9
"Dunkirk boiler stops working at cold temps"
Replaced ignitor pipes. Almost broke, one zone thermostats does not work.
Date created: 2010-01-18
Name: B. Whitehead
Years owned: 2
"Done with my Dunkirk Q90-100"
Bought my second home in 2007. q90-100 was installed in 2001 by previous owner. Have had 4 service calls when boiler was not working in cold weather. Spent over $1,000 plus repairmen gave me freebie hours trying to figure problems. Replaced circulator, purged system, etc. In January 2010, boiler gasket blew and water-antifreeze leaked through condensate tube. This boiler is scary because you never know if it will work. No pipe freezing . . . yet. Decided to skip the warranty claim and go with another brand. Wish me luck!!
Date created: 2010-01-14
Name: R. Schreiner
Years owned: 1
Problems from day one, blower noisy, vacuum lines left open from factory, condensate line clogged from metal shavings, metal shavings on burner caused bad ignition by shorting spark from ignitor. Bad fitting on return which leaked. Tappings plugged from factory are starting to leak, main electronic board going bad keeps shutting off with 05 error code. And this is all within 4 months. Haven't seen any savings. The 95% is rated for radiant heat and temps of 120. When you have baseboard heat, you need 190 then the ratings drop into the 80'S. Any savings you do get will most likely be lost in repair bills. Customer service from sales rep was bad, supply house didn't have parts. Stay with a basic boiler.
Date created: 2009-12-16
Name: Ken Quon
Years owned: 4
"Q90-150 Dunkirk leaking water"
Can't believe it! I thought my Lennox Complete heat was useless but it lasted 7 years and now the Dunkirk was the replacement and it has failed after just 4 years. Same boat, in regards to Dunkirk. They will cover the new heat exchanger but will not cover labor costs which has been estimated at $1500+. Why won't they just give us the money so we can upgrade to something new instead of paying a ton of money to change out the leaky heat exchanger. These things should last more than 4 years!
Date created: 2009-12-15
Name: R. Ellis
Years owned: 3
"95M-200 Boiler Constantly Errors out"
I had the Dunkirk 95m-200 boiler installed by a contractor in a 4-unit rental house in October 2006 and have had nothing but trouble ever since. The unit constantly errors out after trying to fire up. The installation contractor has returned dozens of times to fine tune the gas mixture, installed a larger gas supply line, replaced the burner and ignitor, installed larger diameter air intake/exhaust lines and lowered the air supply fan speed per Dunkirk's recommendation. The utility company has even replaced the gas meter twice, but the unit continues to error out on start up at least once per day. It doesn't matter whether it's 40 degrees or zero outside, it still errors out on start up every morning. My tenants are tired of waking up to no heat. I'm switching my personal residence to hot water radiant heat, but I won't purchase another Dunkirk boiler.
Date created: 2009-11-29
A local company install the q20-100 water boiler in 2007 and replace a 45 years old boiler. The first year, the boiler worked fine. The second year, the problems started by the boiler shuts off after the first cycle. The installer was called many times to troubleshoot the proble. Each time, the technician spent at least 5-6 hours trying to find what the problem was. On 11/27/2009, the technician spent more than 7 hours trying to locate the problem, then he decided to replace the blower. The boiler worked just fine, then on 11/28/2009, the boiler shuts off after the first cycle and does not start again. Therefore, the problem is not with the blower, it is with something elase. The technician will be called next morning, 11/29/09 and god only knows how long is going to take him to find anything. I don't recommend this boiler. I wish I can get back my 45 years old boiler which I never had a problem with. Before deciding to purchase a Dunkirk boiler, please review the comments of other and I am sure you can make the right decision.
Date created: 2009-10-14
Years owned: 12
Have had 3 carbon monoxide incidents and am now ready to throw this thing out. I'm surprised they haven't been recalled.
Date created: 2009-08-14
Name: C. Chernin
Location: Western NY
Years owned: 12
I have had nothing but problems with my Dunkirk Plymouth furnace! Now the boiler itself has cracked. Sure Dunkirk will cover the boiler under warranty and then I can pick up the $2,100 to pay for the labor! What good is a warranty when I can put some more $$ and upgrade to a higher efficiency boiler(most definitely made by another manufacturer.) I've replaced most of the parts including the burners already. The efficiency was never good, spent over 6k in propane last winter. It's a shame too because I live just a few miles from Dunkirk in Western ny.
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