AMANA AMV9 Furnace
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Overview of the AMV9
The Amana AMV9 gas furnace has up to 96 percent AFUE and heating input of 46,000 to 115,000 BTU/hour. The furnace’s two-stage gas valve is capable of operating on single- or two-stage thermostats, while its variable-speed circulator motor is designed to “ramp up” or down as per your heating or cooling needs. Other features include the durable SureStartTM Silicon Nitride igniter; patented MillionAirTM stainless steel heat exchanger; and a furnace control board with color-coded low-voltage terminals and compatibility with 120- or 240-volt humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. The unit’s low, constant fan lets the user users circulate air throughout the house at low speeds—and using little energy.
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Consumer Reviews of the AMANA AMV9
Date created: 2014-09-26
Name: Steve Rhoades
Location: Findlay, OH
"Hope you never need parts."
I had the controller for my furnace and central air go out in mid-August and there were no parts to fix the issue anywhere in the country, according to our service person. We have been waiting for 6 weeks for the parts to be made (I guess). The heating and cooling contractor who installed the unit is going out of business. Locally, we have no other option, so we have a non-Amana contractor working with an Amana distributor in Toledo (Blue Flame) to get us parts. Now it is a waiting game and is going to cost us over $600.00 to repair.
Date created: 2013-12-24
"Amana High Efficiency Furnace"
Amana amv9 Gas furnace is the lifetime heating package. This furnace has up to 93% afue performance with the two stage variable speed heating technology. Amana amv9 Gas Furnace is a forced air gas furnace with a durable heat exchanger assured with the high quality standard of Amana.
Date created: 2013-01-14
Name: L Hoekstra
Location: South Carolina
"Solid unit for a long time"
Primarily thrilled with the stainless steel heat exchanger and unit replacement warranty that comes with it. Got a very good parts and labor warranty and it's provided good heat with no issues so far. Furnace and AC are both a good bit quieter as well. I'd recommend Amana to anyone.
Date created: 2012-11-05
Name: David E.
Location: Bethesda, MD
"3 years and working fine"
I see that a large number of unsatisfied users of Amana products, so it might be related to model type or installer expertise. However, my installer saw that I have one Carrier unit and this Amana unit. He said he prefers Carrier, but he was not specific about why. I recall that the installer had a little difficulty with the wiring of the thermostat: at first he said the fan would only come on with a call for heat or cool, but I wanted "fan on" for air circulation. He finally found the way to wire it for that functionality. Had a problem with over-pressure: it worked fine for a year, then all of a sudden it was shutting down due to the pressure switch. The technician released some puron to lower the pressure, and it worked fine since, but no one could explain how it became over-pressurized. Apart from those installation issues, the unit has operated well.
Date created: 2012-03-13
Name: Tom L.
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Years owned: 6
Installer indicated the unit had a full warranty. They did not register the AC/furnace units, nor did they indicate that I needed to. I called the installer (Sharp Heating and Air Conditioning for service to replace the failed inducer motor, they billed be for the call charge/labor and replaced the motor presumably under warranty. I later got a bill for the motor since The furnace (&ac) weren't registered within 60 days of install. I spoke with an Amana (Goodman) customer service rep and they refused to instate the full warranty even though I have full documentation of install date serial numbers, etc. I am very unhappy with Amana/Goodman as well as Sharp heating and Air Conditioning)
Date created: 2010-07-04
Name: Dick Zimmermann
Years owned: 5
We had an Amana amv9 furnace installed in our cabin when it was built. The furnace has never operated properly. When it works at all, it goes through many start cycles before it finally lights. The room temperature gets 10 to 15 degrees below the thermostat setting as it does this. Three different igniters have failed completely, and the entire control board has also been replaced. The furnace now does not work at all. Goodman (who bought the Amana brand) doesn't care. They did respond to a letter, but denied any responsibility. They will not even exchange parts under warranty unless they are installed by a licensed contractor, thus maximizing our expenditures on a furnace that simply will not work.
Date created: 2010-02-20
Name: Cold in Toronto
Years owned: 1
"Amana High Energy Means No Heat --"
Bought the Amana High Efficiency Furnace 2stg ecm mtr (Model amv90704cx) from Direct Engery last April 2009. Since last Feb. 11, I have had 4 technicians come in and same problem! They say, the high level of condensation in the motor is the problem! Two new hoses (and many very cold days/nights), the problem still exists. How can a technician come in one night and we're freezing the next? Technician said this happens in cold weather. Wait a minute, that's when we need the furnace! Perhaps, we should be demanding a spec sheet with these furnaces that tells us the breakdown rate -- Yes, it should be mandatory. I want my money back and get that useless piece of metal out of the house.
Other AMV9 Reviews
Several Amana AMV9 furnace owners posting on wetheadmedia.com have had issues with the product, saying that the unit tends to ramp up and produce loud noises at high speeds. Two users mention that they have experienced ignition problems starting from the time they bought the unit. According to one of these users, Amana has not accepted responsibility for this problem and contractors have been unable to find a cause for the problem.
Reviewers posting on houserepairtalk.com discuss an issue with an igniter working improperly. One homeowner says that in low temperatures, the blower comes on but the air is note heated, until he manually resets the igniter. Experts on the site suggest that the flame sensor may have a build up of dirt that’s preventing the unit from working properly. It is suggested that the “flame rod” should be cleaned regularly (every few years) to keep the unit performing optimally.
AMANA AMV9 Model Numbers
The AMV9 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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The Amana AMV9 is covered by the manufacturer’s lifetime unit replacement limited warranty and 10-year parts limited warranty. In order to receive coverage under the warranty, the online registration must be completed within a period of 60 days from the date of purchase of the furnace (excluding buyers from Quebec and California who do not need to register online).