For the most part I have been happy with the design and materials used in my 2017 Seismic 355W. Unfortunately the mistakes during assembly of this unit lead me to believe apathy is wide spread in the Indiana plant. Quality control? Yeah, not so much. I won't knock the dealer because they have been helpful with each ridiculous problem that I find. I'm sure those guys see this stuff every day. Each weekend seems to reveal a new problem to me, and the cause is usually so blatantly pathetic all I can usually say is WTF, WTF, WTF, and then laugh a little. Last weeks adventure involved replacing a grey tank blade valve that was glued halfway closed during assembly.
While cutting open the underbelly to locate the stuck valve I watched in awe as a handful of assorted screws, wire trimmings, sawdust, and wire splices spilled out onto the shop floor. And yes I said it...."WTF spare parts WTF?" Next, while replacing the valve I found a hole in the heater duct below my kitchen vents. I suppose that explains why very little heat comes out of those vents. Located next to the hole is a flexible hose that was taped to another hole in the ductwork at one time. That shiney silver tape is some pretty cool stuff, but it isn't a sheet metal screw replacement, nor does it possess some mythical magnetic ability to attract itself to thin galvanized steel like a vise. It's just tape. It probably fell off when the frame was flipped over during assembly, but it's covered up by the underbelly so "out of sight - out of mind" right?
So today I was looking for the schwintek control boxes (because that is another weekend project) and I found a familiar sight next to the furnace. Magic tape had magically un-fastened itself from the heater! Who would have thought it would ever do that?! Yeah, that's right.... WTF & LOL at the same time!
Maybe the heating system was designed to fall apart. Like literally "breaking it in". I doubt that very much. If a little corrective action were to be implemented on the Indiana assembly and inspection lines, perhaps these problems would dissipate. But then what would the repair shops have to do? Insert conspiracy theories here.
Hahaha! Anyway..... I'm glad that this board is here, so that we can share our adventures and hopefully help each other along the way. If this post doesn't get deleted I will continue to share my silly discoveries and remedies in this forum. Cheers!
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