Fail Evaporator Pan Safety Switch
We had a new Goodman SSX 16 SEER ac unit installed in our home in august 2009. Model number is AEPF426016CA; serial number is 097735419. We have had it serviced like we should with the last service on 6-25-11. However the June service was by a new HVACs company rather than the one who installed the central ac unit in 2009.
We do not have a condensation line/drain. We have a drain line though. On the outside of the ac unit is a floater (safe-t-switch). This is supposed to pop up when there is a clog in the line which then would turn off the hvac unit.
However, it did not work and we had a flood which unfortunately went under the baseboards and into the room that shares a wall with the central ac unit. 3000 later I'm still trying to figure out who is responsible for the failed safe-t switch.
Is it Goodman, the installation company or the manufacturer? Now, when the HVACs Company came out the day of the flood they asked if my line had really been flushed. If I had no clog then this wouldn't happen. However, the floater should have worked also!
I showed him the paperwork from his ac company that said the line was flushed. He proceeded to flush this line again. So again, who is responsible? I have a 2 year old central ac unit that I have had serviced regularly. So I don't think I'm responsible as the consumer!