Payne PG8UAA Furnace
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Overview of the PG8UAA
Payneís PG8UAA furnace is a discontinued upflow forced air furnace equipped for use with natural gas at altitudes of 0 to 10,000 feet. A propane conversion kit is available directly from the manufacturer. The furnace is designed to run at a continuous return-air temperature of 60 degrees and maximum of 85 degrees.
The PG8UAA is available in sizes ranging from 44,000 through 154,000 BTU/H input capacities. Recommended installation areas include closets, attics, basements and utility rooms. Prior to this unit being installed, it is important to thoroughly inspect the installation area, as well as check with the gas company for safety purposes. The user manual thoroughly reviews safety measures and step-by step-procedures so that once the Payne PG8UAA furnace is installed, it performs at full capacity.
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Consumer Reviews of the Payne PG8UAA
Date created: 2016-03-22
Name: Keith Reynolds
Location: Erie, PA
"Had good luck"
I wish people would add the model numbers when they write a review. I have had a Payne 80% for the last 13 years. I have had no problems with it. It was a scratch and dent model. The person who installed it did a great job. I have only changed the filters on it, yearly. From reading most of the reviews, it seems that having a good installer is the most important part.
Date created: 2015-01-11
Name: Bob Meirkatze
Location: United States
"Runs like a champ"
We've had our furnace for over 10 years and nothing has been required but simple annual maintenance. It runs strong and is super reliable. No problems!
Date created: 2012-01-19
Location: Ontario, Canada
Years owned: 11
"Literally A Payne"
We bought this unit in 2000, after a 1.5 yrs had to replace the ignitor. Since then the ignitor has been replaced 5 times total, the blower has been replaced and now another motor is gone costing over $600...don't think we are going to fix it...time to scrap it and get a different unit. Will it be a Payne, heck no it's literally a pain.
Other PG8UAA Reviews
Reviews about this particular furnace are mixed: some reviewers love the furnace, while others find it to be a continuing source of frustration. The most common problem is a code 33 error on the LED diagnostic board. Contractors on appliangtology.org suggest solutions that involve replacing the thermostat, as well as tapping the limit switch, which seems to solve this problem for one homeowner.
Another error commonly reported is code 31, which occurs when the pressure switch is not closed. When a homeowner writes in to allexperts.com about this issue, a contractor explains that this is attributable to a bad switch, control board or inducer fan. The experts advise contacting a professional determine the exact cause in this case.
Code 14 also is troublesome for homeowners. One individual posts about this error on diychatroom.com, to learn that cleaning the flame sensor is all thatís required to address this issue.
Payne PG8UAA Model Numbers
The PG8UAA is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Payne furnaces come with a 10-year limited warranty on parts. If the unit is not registered within the first 90 days of installation, however, the warranty period for parts is good only for 5 years. Additional warranties covering items such as labor are available, for an additional fee.