Daikin recalls 62,000 Amana air conditioners and heat pumps

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The compressor can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

Daikin Comfort Technologies Manufacturing (DCT), of Houston, Texas, is recalling about 62,500 Amana Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps with “DigiAir” modules sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The DigiAir module compressor can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

DCT has received 52 reports of incidents with the “DigiAir” compressor, including ten that resulted in fires. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Amana-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (PTACs) assembled with “DigiAir” modules.

DigiAir modules are factory-installed make-up air systems with configurable dehumidification.

The recalled units are beige and have a model number that begins with PMH or PMC.

Amana is printed on the unit’s control cover and the model number is on the label located below the control board.

The air conditioners and heat pumps, manufactured in the U.S., were sold through direct sales and heating and cooling dealers nationwide from May 2015, through January 2023, for between $1,200 and $1,400.

What to do

Consumers should contact DCT for instructions on disabling the DigiAir compressor in the recalled PTACs and to arrange for the free repair of the unit by a qualified technician. DCT is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact DCT toll-free at (844) 309-1141 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.amana-ptac.com/digi-air-recall for more information.

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