The Amana ASX13 is a high-efficiency single-stage air conditioner with an efficiency rating of up to 14 SEER. The unit’s scroll compressor is protected from moisture and debris by a factory-installed filter drier, and a high-density foam compressor sound blanket helps keep sound levels as low as 73 decibels. Copeland CoreSense Diagnostics constantly monitor the system for trouble and will shut the system down if a problem with the compressor is detected. The unit’s heavy-gauge galvanized steel cabinet has a sound-control top and a powder paint finish with 500-hour salt spray approval.
Although I like how the unit performs when it works, it seems to have a morbidly high failure rate. Connectors burning open on the condenser because the crimp-on-only connectors are underrated. The simple application of a little bit of solder to the connectors at assembly time would absolutely cure this issue, and vastly improve Amana's overall reputation, which right now must be near zero as service technicians scramble in record-breaking heat to fix stupid design flaws. Come on now, gimme a break!
A homeowner on hvac-talk.com asked if the ASX13 is a good unit, because he’d read several bad reviews. There weren’t many posts saying if it was good or bad, although one member stated that most equipment reviews are bad anyway. A post from a homeowner on the same site asked for opinions in choosing between the ASX13 and the Amana ASX16. Most replies favored the ASX16, citing the longer warranty as the main reason. A few did choose the ASX13 based on the lower price and efficiency needs.
Online registration is required within 60 days of installation for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Amana ASX13 air conditioner is comprised of the following:
10-year parts limited warranty (including compressor)
Labor costs are not covered by the warranty.
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