Question about Carrier 38BRC060 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Carrier furnace I just had a carrier furnace installed in October of 2008. I have 4 zones in my home. Three zones are set at 68 degrees and zone 4 (the basement) is set at 62 degrees until 4pm then it gets changed to 66 degrees. When this happens it takes forever for the basement to reach 66 and the other 3 zones will heat to around 71 on the main floor (zones 1 and 2) and 72-74 on the second story (zone 3). If I turn the setting down in zone 4 after a couple of hours then the furnace will finally shut off. I have had the installers here 2 or 3 times and they can not figure it out. During the day before 4pm everything seems to work fine. Anyone have the same problem or can help me out?

Posted by on

  • Kent Guidry
    Kent Guidry May 11, 2010

    Do you know if you have the proper duct size for your basement?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 659 Answers

I'm not a fan of zoning but it sounds like they don't have the ducting done correctly. There has to be bleeder trunks installed in the unit because your are taking a unit that is designed to cool or heat a particular square footage and make it cool or heat a smaller area. This makes the unit way too big for the job you are asking it to do. If the ducting is improper, you are going to have issues like this. A lot of contractors will not admit that the ducting isn't correct due to the cost to correct it. I personally think (my opinion) that 4 zones are a little excessive. Sounds like you really need 2 units. It's hard to tell from my point of view since I'm not there to actually see what is going on. I would have a couple of different contractors come out and give you an estimate to fix the issue and then tell the installer to come and fix what they say is wrong.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Carrier Comfort Zone II with 2 controlled zones. The floor with just the sensor controls perfectly. I set that zone at 75 and it stays at 75. The other zone has the actual thermostat. If I se


Sounds to me like a bad damper or a bad zone panel. Turn tstat off and call for cooling on zone 2. Then see if your still getting cool air to zone 1.( where the main tstat is)

Jul 15, 2017 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

I have 2 zone gas hot water heat. When I turn 1st floor zone down to 60 degrees and 2nd floor zone up to 80 degrees why do I get heat on 1st floor.


Gas Furnace

If you are looking for a high efficiency furnace with up to 96% efficiency then Amana AMH95 forced air gas furnace is a considerable furnace for you home heating requirements.
- See more at: http://www.cleanairheat.ca/amana-amh95-gas-furnace.php#sthash.FeFfEH9f.dpuf

Oct 28, 2013 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Carrier Model 310AAV036070ADJA Furnace with a Honeywell EMM 3 Zone Controller went out after storm with voltage spike. No power going into Zone Controller or from Furnace Control Board to Transformer. Got...


if it was a big spike then i am afraid that the board might be damaged. check to see if you have a voltage safety on the board if not then you may have to replace to pc board

Sep 04, 2013 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

My Carrier LP furnace is cycling when zone 2 has two degree temperature difference. The system goes thru the start up process, lights the burner, starts the house fan, and then dies with an Event Message...


Your furnace has a minimum airflow required to keep the heat exchanger within the correct temperature range. Depending on the model, either your ECM fan motor circuitry is detecting inadequate airflow at high pressure, or the heat exchanger temp sensor is reading high.

Some zone systems have a "bypass damper" setup. This is a damper in a duct that connects from the supply plenum back to the return. It opens when smaller zones are running so the system fan can keep enough air moving through the exchanger.

Your bypass damper may be stuck or disconnected. Or, setup on your Carrier zone board may not have been done correctly. Another possibility is that your system turns out to need a bypass damper and your contractor didn't realize it and hadn't installed one.

If it used to work and this is a new problem, another possibility is your filter is not permitting enough airflow; or did you recently modify any ductwork that could have inadvertently restricted the airflow, even on the return side?

Last, verify that the Zone 2 damper opens fully when the call from that zone happens.

Good luck!

Dec 16, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

We had a new Carrier Weathermaker Infinity Gas Furnace installed in our home on 9-21-99.The Carrier people said the furnace was in good condition this past October.But prior to that as of April 2010 the...


Your Carrier guys more than likely are Carrier dealers. I would get a second opinion. Most qualified HVAC techs can work on any and all brands. It doesn't need to be a Carrier dealer to work on a Carrier. AND, if they replaced the control board and didn't test the heat, that's a fault on their part. Anytime we change a board or even a thermostat, we check ALL modes and functions. SECOND OPINION!!!

Mar 10, 2017 | Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

Our Carrier Comfort Zone II thermostat, which has 2 zone readouts, currently shows a temperature of 00, as in zero zero, on one zone. That is the main zone for our home. Zone 2, for spare bedrooms, etc....


This .pdf file may be of help to you:
www.brivis.com.au/.../Carrier%20Comfort%20Zone%20II%20Owner's%20Guide.pdf
Perhaps you could get some help from Carrier Support here:
http://www.residential.carrier.com/support/index.shtml
I noticed they have an option of talking to an engineer, and perhaps they could explain how to reset or set the unit.
Hope this helps.

Sep 25, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

We have the same problem, was hit with lightning and came up E1


You didn't get a Carrier tech. Carrier technicians only work on commercial equipment. Residential applicaitions, installation and service of Carrier residential units are done by dealers. They are not carrier owned but get buy the product at discount get training and get to show our logo. You can't fix the boards, they have to be replaced. It sounds like you have a Gen II VVT system. You can get the part via Totaline stores or a distributor. You will need to know how to readdress the other controllers to operate correctly. Use WWW.Carrier.com.

Aug 03, 2009 | Carrier 38CKC060 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Blank readings on Carrier Comfort 3 zone thermostat


The stat that works is called the main and the other two are called slave stats. The stats must be set to heat or cool the same as the main. If you want one room to cool and one to heat , sorry. Need to upgrade to auto changeover. Is this AC actally a Heat pump?

Jul 01, 2009 | Carrier 38CKC042 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Thermostat issue with comfort zone II.


Is this an electric or gass furnace - Eather of these can can have this problem its most recomendable that you call a seviceman .
in the case of electric furnace you may requier a new heat sequencer. And in the case of gass you may requier a new relay.

Feb 18, 2009 | Carrier 38CKC060 Air Conditioner

Not finding what you are looking for?
Carrier 38BRC060 Air Conditioner Logo

131 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Carrier Heating & Cooling Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

Bill Long

Level 3 Expert

587 Answers

Are you a Carrier Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...