The Goodman CPLE is a discontinued split system heat pump with an efficiency rating of 10 SEER and a 1 ½ to 5 ton capacity. It featured an energy efficient compressor with internal high pressure relief and a fully enclosed and permanently lubricated condenser motor for low maintenance. The CPLE had a time-initiated, temperature-terminate defrost and a crankcase heater. The heavy gauge, galvanized steel cabinet with baked on powder paint combined with a louvered guard to provide protection from the elements. The CPLE was designed for both ground-level and rooftop installation.
I bought a home 2 years ago with a heat pump that had only seen 3 months of service. It is a Goodman cple 48-1 seer 10. Honestly, I think they guy who installed it, snuck it in under the new seer deadline. However, every 9 1/2 months, the capacitor either opens or explodes. I guess Harold Goodman does not own the company anymore….. Any of you installers out there that like goodman units, can you tell me why the capacitor keeps going bad????
Many of the issues with the CPLE on online HVAC forums seem to concern thermostats and wiring. Posts on both doityourself.com and gardenweb.com discuss how to rewire a new thermostat for units that are running incorrectly. A thread on diychatroom.com also discusses wiring a thermostat for the CPLE.
Goodman CPLE Model Numbers
The CPLE is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.