Amana AMV9 Furnace Overview

The Amana AMV9 gas furnace has up to 96 percent AFUE and heating input of 46,000 to 115,000 BTU/hour. The furnace’s two-stage gas valve is capable of operating on single- or two-stage thermostats, while its variable-speed circulator motor is designed to “ramp up” or down as per your heating or cooling needs. Other features include the durable SureStartTM Silicon Nitride igniter; patented MillionAirTM stainless steel heat exchanger; and a furnace control board with color-coded low-voltage terminals and compatibility with 120- or 240-volt humidifiers and electronic air cleaners. The unit’s low, constant fan lets the user users circulate air throughout the house at low speeds–and using little energy.

Furnace Filters for the Amana AMV9

Air Flow ConfigurationCabinet WidthFilters
Upflow17-1/2″1 14x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
Upflow21″1 16x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
Upflow24-1/2″1 20x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
UpflowAll1 16x25x1
filter
(side air return)

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Consumer Reviews of Amana AMV9

2.9

  • Very Satisfied
    3
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    0
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    1
  • Very Unsatisfied
    3
  • #5 of 10 Amana Furnaces
  • 42.86% of customers recommended

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Showing 1-5 of 7 reviews

"Hope you never need parts."

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

I had the controller for my furnace and central air go out in mid-August and there were no parts to fix the issue anywhere in the country, according to our service person. We have been waiting for 6 weeks for the parts to be made (I guess). The heating and cooling contractor who installed the unit is going out of business. Locally, we have no other option, so we have a non-Amana contractor working with an Amana distributor in Toledo (Blue Flame) to get us parts. Now it is a waiting game and is going to cost us over $600.00 to repair.

Findlay, OH

"Amana High Efficiency Furnace"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Amana amv9 Gas furnace is the lifetime heating package. This furnace has up to 93% afue performance with the two stage variable speed heating technology. Amana amv9 Gas Furnace is a forced air gas furnace with a durable heat exchanger assured with the high quality standard of Amana.

Mississauga

"Solid unit for a long time"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Primarily thrilled with the stainless steel heat exchanger and unit replacement warranty that comes with it. Got a very good parts and labor warranty and it’s provided good heat with no issues so far. Furnace and AC are both a good bit quieter as well. I’d recommend Amana to anyone.

South Carolina

"3 years and working fine"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I see that a large number of unsatisfied users of Amana products, so it might be related to model type or installer expertise. However, my installer saw that I have one Carrier unit and this Amana unit. He said he prefers Carrier, but he was not specific about why. I recall that the installer had a little difficulty with the wiring of the thermostat: at first he said the fan would only come on with a call for heat or cool, but I wanted “fan on” for air circulation. He finally found the way to wire it for that functionality. Had a problem with over-pressure: it worked fine for a year, then all of a sudden it was shutting down due to the pressure switch. The technician released some puron to lower the pressure, and it worked fine since, but no one could explain how it became over-pressurized. Apart from those installation issues, the unit has operated well.

Bethesda, MD

"Warranty trickery"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Installer indicated the unit had a full warranty. They did not register the AC/furnace units, nor did they indicate that I needed to. I called the installer (Sharp Heating and Air Conditioning for service to replace the failed inducer motor, they billed be for the call charge/labor and replaced the motor presumably under warranty. I later got a bill for the motor since The furnace (&ac) weren’t registered within 60 days of install. I spoke with an Amana (Goodman) customer service rep and they refused to instate the full warranty even though I have full documentation of install date serial numbers, etc. I am very unhappy with Amana/Goodman as well as Sharp heating and Air Conditioning)

Minneapolis, MN

Other AMV9 Reviews

Several Amana AMV9 furnace owners posting on wetheadmedia.com have had issues with the product, saying that the unit tends to ramp up and produce loud noises at high speeds. Two users mention that they have experienced ignition problems starting from the time they bought the unit. According to one of these users, Amana has not accepted responsibility for this problem and contractors have been unable to find a cause for the problem.

Reviewers posting on houserepairtalk.com discuss an issue with an igniter working improperly. One homeowner says that in low temperatures, the blower comes on but the air is note heated, until he manually resets the igniter. Experts on the site suggest that the flame sensor may have a build up of dirt that’s preventing the unit from working properly. It is suggested that the “flame rod” should be cleaned regularly (every few years) to keep the unit performing optimally.

Question and Answer

Question:

How many watts does an Amana AMV9 use?

Answer:

On 2012-12-11 JB wrote:

Well, one of the things Amana uses to advertise this furnace is the low wattage used by the variable speed fan motor. In their brochure they say: “Its variable-speed blower makes this furnace even more efficient. The low constant fan setting can use as little energy as that needed to run a 75-watt light bulb.”

However, to find to total watts used we would need the model number as the size of the furnace will effect the final number. Also, after searching various technical and installation manuals it was not possible to find a chart listing watts used by the various models.

Amana AMV9 Model Numbers

The AMV9 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
AMV90453BX 96 46,000
AMV90704CX 95.5 69,000
AMV90905DX 95.7 92,000
AMV91155DX 95.8 115,000

AMV9 Warranty

The Amana AMV9 is covered by the manufacturer’s lifetime unit replacement limited warranty and 10-year parts limited warranty. In order to receive coverage under the warranty, the online registration must be completed within a period of 60 days from the date of purchase of the furnace (excluding buyers from Quebec and California who do not need to register online).

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