Question about Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

1 Answer

Emergency heat is cold

I am trying to see where I can locate the heat strips.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 146 Answers

The heat strips are in the airhandler

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Heater not heating enough


Electric furnaces have strip heat inside of them. Depending on the model, size, etc, is how much heat the system can provide. Many times, if the system has worked in the past and started to have problems later, it's because you have lost half or more of your heat strips. They come in different sizes, 10kw, 15kw, 20kw, but ran on different contactors. So if you have a tripped breaker, faulty heat sequencer, etc, you can still have heat, but not the full amount. I strongly suggest any electrical related problems be look at by a qualified technician when dealing with air handlers. Hope this helps!

Dec 08, 2013 | Heaters

1 Answer

My robertshaw thermostat works well in summer when using my Air conditioner. I have a heat pump. but in the winter the thermostat frequently displays "ER" during cold winter nights when the unit...


what it sounds like happening is the unit is realizing it is falling behind most thermostat s have a 3 degree deadband if they fall 3 degrees or more at a time after running for so long then it will bring on the emergency heat which is located in your inside unit... when it gets really colds and you see this you need to go outside and look is the outside unit still running and is it freezing up on you...also if running check the larger of two pipes make sure the large pipe is hot to touch...based on the description you have given the thermostat is calling for emergency heat but for some reason is not bringing it on or there is a problem with the emergency heat.... hope this helps out some
repost with any additional questions...

Jan 08, 2011 | Honeywell Electronic Programmable...

1 Answer

I have an issue with my goodman splitt system. It is a 2 ton unit. 2 days ago the heat would come on and when the temp came up to my setting the heat kicked off, but the blower kept running. it does not...


what is the fan setting at? If its set to on then it will rum all the time if its set to auto then it should only run in heating or cooling mode? It is located on your tstat

Dec 30, 2010 | Goodman Heaters

1 Answer

Heater works, but only on Emergency Mode


It sounds like you have a "setback thermostat" A control intended to increase efficiency by allowing the fan to run for an adjustable amount of time after the heater turns off, whether the heater is electric or part of a heat pump. If the "setback" time is too long, the element will cool off and the fan will blow cold air. Try and locate the instructions for the thermostat and see if the "fan run time after heat turn off" is adjustable and reduce it by half. Most emergency heat circuits bypass control circuits (its an emergency, you know), and require manual control.

Jan 11, 2010 | Heaters

2 Answers

MY HEATER BLOWS HOT AIR THEN BLOWS COLD THEN HOT THEN COLD,ICHANGED THE MOTHER BOARD, RELAY SWITCH, AND THERMOSTAT, IT IS RUN FROM A HEAT PUMP WITCH I HAD CHECKED AND IT WORKS FINE


I have a lux electric thermostat my furnace will blow out heat for about one hour to maybe three then it will start blowing cooler air,I then cut it off for thirty seconds or longer once I do that it will start blowing out heat again then it will repeat it self again what could be the problem.

Jan 07, 2010 | Heaters

1 Answer

I have a Rheem Gas/Electric AC unit that provides both Air and Heat. Yesterday the heat stopped working... it blows out cold air. We've had some cold temperatures lately (low 20's) but this isn't unusual...


Heat pumps provide good heat until the tempurature drops below 35-40 degrees. After that there isn't much heat to extract from the outside air and then either the gas furnace kicks in or the electric heat strip does the job of heating the air. if you have heat strips, I would check your breakers in your panel and sometimes there are a couple of breakers right on the air handler or furnace. The ones that will be for your heat strip are 220v and will be twice as wide as your normal 110v breakers . Please don't trust a visual inspection as they can look like they are in the "on" position but are indeed tripped. Turn them all they way off and then back on. If the beakers check out you may have an open cicuit in the heat strips themselves and you will need to have a qualified HVAC tech look at your furnace to repair it.

If your furnace is a "duel fuel" and uses natural or LP gas for back up heat then your ten year old rheem probably needs a good maintenance by a qualified service tech. There is a flame sensor to clean, ignitor to check (replaces the old school pilots), burners to clean flue connections to check and much more. ALL manufacturers of any heating apliance recommend yearly maintenance. Most companies offer something for around 100 bucks. I hope this helps.

Rocco

Dec 12, 2009 | Heaters

2 Answers

My Honeywell thermostat does not heat the house to the selected temperature. It will come on but not long enough to heat the house to the temp I selected.


Verify that you have heat coming from the vents.
Also do you use a heat pump system with electric emergency heat?
It may be that if it is to cold outside that the heat pump can not handle the load due to the cold outside and you will need to turn on the emergency heat.
Keep me posted.

FlaTech.
Thank you for using FixYa!

Nov 17, 2009 | Honeywell Heaters

1 Answer

My goodman air handle is run on e-heat only and will not turn off ,also the outside unit will not turn on , I put a new themostat this didn't help I have a goodman heatpump


Heat-Pumps can be temper mental. Sounds to me like your air handler is running on emergency heat, due to a problem with the condensing unit.You have heat strips in the air handler in case the outdoor temp. gets to cold and the heat pump cant keep you're home warm.Also, if you loose a compressor, it will go into emergency heat. If you have lost the compressor for one reason or another, lets say a locked rotor, the compressor would draw L.R.A. (Locked rotor amps) and cause the circuit breaker to trip. Check this.As for the air handler running all the time, you said you replaced the stat? When you removed the control wiring from the stat, did the fan shut off? I wish I were on site to help you, but all I can do is offer you some advice. With the power off to the air handler, go to the stat and remove the red and green wires. Turn power back on and see if it stops running. If it stops, then it sounds like the new stat is also faulty? If it continues to run, check the wiring in the air handler to make sure the red and green are not touching somewhere, and also check the control wiring on the outdoor unit for the same problem. Do you have any dogs that may have chewed into wiring? If so, check all outdoor t-stat wiring. There are so many things it could be and I hope very much I have helped you with solving this online, which can be difficult. You may also have a faulty defrost board. Try to do what I have asked of you.
Good Luck, Sincerely, shastalaker7

Oct 16, 2009 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

1 Answer

Goodman heats but defrosts turns on before desired temp.


Yes. The defrost cycle of a heat pump is actually turning on your airconditioning to heat up the condenser to thaw it out. During this cycle your electric strip heaters "should" be adequate enough to compensate for the a/c being on. At about 30 - 34 degrees outdoor temp there is not enough heat in the air to to adequately heat your home with the heat pump only. Some technitions will use an outdoor thermostat to turn off the heat pump when it is under 34 degrees outside. If you are to cold when its under 34 degrees intall more electric strip heaters.. But if you do this your electric bill may go up significantly.
Welcome to the wonderful world of electric heat pumps (lol).
Good luck.

Mar 29, 2009 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

1 Answer

Heat strips won't work anymore


Turn t-stat to emergency heat and see if heat works then if not check circuit breaker if thats ok you may have a bad sequencer or relay

Dec 26, 2008 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

Not finding what you are looking for?
Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater Logo

Related Topics:

40 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Goodman Heaters Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

1875 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Ken Thomas

Level 2 Expert

118 Answers

Are you a Goodman Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...