The York YCJF is a split system, single-stage air conditioner with an efficiency rating of up to 16.5 SEER. The YCJF is an Energy Star qualified product. The unit features a space-saving MicroChannel coil and a permanently lubricated fan motor. A compressor sound blanket and swept wing fan blade help reduce sound levels. The cabinet is made of galvanized steel with a powder paint finish which resists corrosion and rust. The YCJF is part of the York LX series.
Unit installed June 2013 by Allied Construction, of Voorhees, NJ. May 2018, unit required 2 lbs coolant, indicating a coolant leak in the system. June 2018, Allied was notified and inserted dye to find leak. Aug. 2018, Allied determined the leak location to be at the condenser coil. Aug. 2018 the failed coil was replaced. Warranty covered the part. Labor cost, plus tax of $1032.13 was on me. A detailed letter to consumer relations, requesting labor costs. Reimbursement got me a decline of assistance, stating that their warranty is standard for the industry. Too bad their equipment does not meet standards. The removed unit was no. 60 of 250. This may explain all the very unsatisfied reviews. The techs indicate that they are very busy replacing these coils. Class action, anyone?
"Extremely bad investment + fraud"
My AC/Furnace has been a constant problem since I bought it 9 years ago. Even my service/sales company dropped the York (Johnson Controls) line 6 months after I bought it. Should have tipped me off. I'm just going to cover the inside evaporator coil unit. First evaporator failed after 3 years. The the second evaporator failed after 4 years. A couple of weeks later I received a Class Action Settlement covering these evaporators on almost all of the Johnson Control Air Conditioners (York, Fraser- Johnston, Luxaire, Coleman, Evcon Gruardian, Champion and Dayton). The settlement dictated that I had to have the service done by a Johnson Controls (jci) dealer in order to obtain the new, tin-plated, evaporator coils and they would reimburse me a couple of hundred dollars install charges. Being a retired 78-year old aerospace engineer, I inspected the new coil when the serviceman started to install it. York shipped the old model and they tried to slip it through. After the serviceman called York from the basement, it was evident that York knew it was the defective part and promised to ship the "tin-plated" coil in as soon as they were available. Finally the new coil arrived and we found that it was not an exact replacement and building new transition sheet metal would cost an additional $300. Electricity cost with the new coil raised my electric bill 20% from previous two years. Well, heating season is here and today I walked by my un-trustworthy York and found that the plastic evaporation collector was leaking all over the floor. All-in-all I estimate that I have paid out the purchase price of the a/c in non- warranty parts and labor to date. After the attempted fraud on the evaporator replacement, I will never trust the integrity of any jci hvac brands: York, Quantech, Tempmaster, Smartflex, Luxaire, Hitachi, Coleman, Guardian, Champion, and Miller-Picking.
Grand Rapids, MI
"SLAMMING NOISE AT SHUT-OFF"
Slamming sound at shut-of has the neighbors complaining and if we sit on our patio the sound makes you jump it is so loud. York needs to accept accountability and fix this issue. Doing my research: replace single pole to a 2 pole contactor with one wire moved, see Youtube videos that fixed this issue. If the contractors can figure it out then York should rewire new units and fix the ones that have been sold. Updated: 2017-07-12 You can't help but jump when it shuts off and neighbors are complaining because it is so loud. Found out that changing the pole contactor from a single pole to 2 pole and moving one wire solves the problem but York doesn't seem to care because they continue to sell it without fixing the issue. Some contractors know how to fix it so why doesn't York?
Virginia Beach, VA
"Like my York"
Just purchased a new York Furnace and ac from York. I replaced a RUDD that I had to replace the refrigerant every spring. I was impressed with the new coils and condenser in the York equipment. Each of the copper coils had tin or aluminum coating. The condenser which is variable speed is of good size runs very quietly. I am very happy with my 10 year parts and labor warranty from York and my installer
After another failure with the Lennox / Frigidaire combo, I opted to upgrade to a York compressor and coils with the new refrigerant. For less than $4000, my house feels comfortable set at 80 degrees during the day and 78 at night. I'm hoping my next electric bill might be a little less as well.
Most online reviews of the YCJF air conditioner on HVAC forums are positive. There are several posts where consumers ask for comparisons between units. Most comments on these posts have good things to say about the YCJF, and a professional member on hvac-talk.com states that York A/C products are very good, with units often lasting over 30 years.
Product registration is required within 90 days for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the York YCJF air conditioner is comprised of the following:
10-year limited parts warranty
10-year limited warranty on the compressor
If not registered within 90 days, the parts warranty reverts to a 5-year limited warranty. Labor and shipping costs are not covered by the warranty.
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