TAPPAN FG6RC Furnace
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Overview of the FG6RC
The Tappan FG6RC, manufactured by Tappan parent company Nordyne, is a condensing gas furnace offering up to 92.1 percent AFUE. Manufactured in nine models, this series offers a variety of heating inputs ranging from 40,000 to 120,000 BTU/H. Units can be configured in upflow or, with a conversion kit, horizontal positions with a direct or non-direct vent.
The FG6RC is promoted by the manufacturer for its "clean and quiet operation," due in part to an insulated blower motor compartment and the design of the aluminized steel in-shot burners. The hot surface ignitor and gas valve are designed to provide efficient combustion. A multi-speed PSC motor blower also contributes to quiet operation and airflow.
This series features an aluminized steel heat exchanger, stainless steel secondary heat exchanger, integrated control system and simple design geared toward easy installation. The system also is equipped with humidifier and electronic air cleaner connections. A full line of accessories, including an LP conversion kit, are available.
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Consumer Reviews of the TAPPAN FG6RC
Date created: 2012-01-20
Years owned: 10
Very upset with this furnace, always needs servicing. Had for 10 yrs. serviced twice before 5 yrs old, 3 times in one year. Already paid more for service than what the furnace was even worth. Would never purchase another Tappan product, and I tell everyone to stay away from this unreliable brand!
Other FG6RC Reviews
The FG6RC is the subject of several troubleshooting inquiries posted on consumer forums such as justanswer.com and doityourself.com. Complaints include problems with the unit not working on very cold mornings, constant starting and stopping, regularly failing interior components, and difficult-to-interpret troubleshooting codes. Issues are frequently reported in units only a few years old.
In addition, contractors on these forums are hesitant to suggest to shoppers a Tappan furnace over competing brands. Despite the low price of the unit, professionals suggest purchasing a less expensive unit from a more commonly recognized name brand for reliable customer support and equipment.
However, hvac-for-beginners.com rates Tappan highly for offering a solid warranty and high-efficiency units, and for providing robust features in both its low- and high-tier product lines.
TAPPAN FG6RC Model Numbers
The FG6RC is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Tappan provides a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger and an 8-year limited warranty for all other remaining parts to the original owner. Warranties are not transferable.