TAPPAN FG6RL Furnace
Updated: Jul 24, 2013
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Overview of the FG6RL
The Tappan FG6RL is a discontinued condensing gas furnace with an AFUE rating of up to 92.1 percent. This downflow unit can be installed freestanding or in a small, enclosed space and may be vented vertically or horizontally.
The FG6RL is equipped with a tubular primary heat exchanger made of heavy-gauge aluminized steel, and a secondary heat exchanger made with stainless steel. The design and material of these heat exchangers increases their longevity, according to the manufacturer.
Several features are incorporated into the FG6RL to increase safety and durability, including the 30-second blower delay that ensures the duct is warm during the start-up and is adjustable for up to 180 seconds. The heat exchanger has a 30-second post-purge, and a 90-second fixed cooling cycle blower-off delay that improves cooling when used with a compatible coil.
Enhanced electronics allow the unit to communicate needed repairs easily to the homeowner via light flashes, and connections are available for add-ons. The transformer and control board are protected from voltage shorts by a 3-amp fuse, and field wiring is made simple due to the low voltage terminal board.
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Consumer Reviews of the TAPPAN FG6RL
Date created: 2012-01-21
Location: Chicago, IL
Years owned: 8
"36 Plus year old Tappen Retired (Was Great)"
Tappen was in the house since I was in diapers, 36 years and just replaced today. In last 8 years one thermostat and a leaky A-Coil. Other than that what else for 36-plus years of service.
Other FG6RL Reviews
Among the few problems noted with the FG6RL furnace in other online discussion forums is one reported on a www.justanswer.com thread where the FG6RL furnace burner will not ignite. After trying changing the fuse and resetting the power, the homeowner is advised to manually reset a tripped limit switch. Problems with this model furnace have not been frequently reported.
TAPPAN FG6RL Model Numbers
The FG6RL is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Each furnace and component is mechanically and electronically tested prior to leaving the manufacturing line, and the FG6RL comes with an 8-year limited warranty on all parts. In addition, there is a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger. This warranty applies only to the original homeowner and is not transferable.