The Carrier 58WAV is a discontinued variable-speed gas-fired furnace with an efficiency of 80.0% AFUE. The patented Super-S 4-pass stainless steel heat exchanger provided improved heat transfer, and a hot surface silicon carbide ignition system increased reliability and efficiency. The control board monitored furnace operations and functions and included a self-test feature and an LED status indicator light. The one-piece, seamless prepainted steel cabinet had a galvanized steel substrate to provide rust and corrosion resistance. The 58WAV was for use with natural gas but could be converted to propane with a factory-authorized conversion kit.
Model 58wav 111-14. Replaced circuit board after 4 years of use. Routine service call today for seasonal cleaning & check-up uncovered a cracked heat exchanger. To replace, $900 & up. And the serviceman pointed out with age of unit, other components, ie blower motor, wheel, etc, surely will start breaking down. As previous customers have mentioned, expected this furnace to last at least 15-20 years. Guess they just don’t make things to last anymore. Will be buying a new furnace, but not a Carrier. After some quick surfing & researching, will go for a Goodman this time.
Other 58WAV Reviews
Many of the comments regarding the 58WAV on HVAC forums are from consumers who are having problems with the unit igniting. Professionals on contractortalk.com advise a consumer with a furnace that will not ignite that it is probably due to the ignition. A consumer on doityourself.com having a problem with his 58WAV short-cycling is also advised that it is due to an ignition problem.
Question and Answer
What does an error code 24 mean?
Here is a link to the Service and Maintenance Guide for the Carrier 58WAV. The error codes are listed on page 9. Error code 24 states ‘SECONDARY VOLTAGE FUSE IS OPEN Check for: – Short circuit in secondary voltage (24V) wiring’. The trouble shooting guide is on the next two pages (10 & 11).
Carrier 58WAV Model Numbers
The 58WAV is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
BTUs per Hour
The Carrier 58WAV is covered by a 20-year limited heat exchanger warranty and a 5-year limited parts warranty.
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