Location of filter for Coleman/Evcon Presidential Furnace

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rivers2000

Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:42 am

I live in a 16 year old mobile home with a Coleman/Evcon Presidential gas furnace (sorry I don't know where to find the model number) and the filter has never been changed. :( Yes, I know a very dangerous situation and very costly as the furnace struggles to push air through what has to be a very dirty filter. I have searched the furnace up one side and down the other and have found no opening for a filter location. I am on a tight budget and don't want to have to call a repair person to "find" it for me and then charge me a huge fee for replacing it. I am quite capable of going to a store and getting a new filter. I just need to know where to look for it. Can someone please help?


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hvac1000
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Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:35 pm

I believe the filter goes in the louvered door on the front of the furnace. You might also need a filter clip/holder if yours is missing.

Look on this page for parts and filters.

http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/ColemanFilters.html
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rivers2000

Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:00 pm

Sorry. I had already looked there and there isn't anything there. BTW I did find that the model number is 3900, if that helps.

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hvac1000
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Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:14 pm

Sorry about that. I thought all colemans use a louvered front door and the filter just fits in and is held down with the metal holder.

Could be Robert will know of a different filter for yours.
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rivers2000

Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:44 pm

I checked the door and there isn't even a place on it for one. Don't all furnaces have filters?


jgiroux

Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:10 am

7670-3451 Clips for foam furnace filter

7660-3401 Foam Furnace Filter

this should be all u need goes inside the door on the top u have the same one i do :P when i moved into my house the old owner i found had taken it off the door so i found myself asking the same thing u did it even looks like a filter should not go there but should be vents on the door and u just put this foam up and then clips on its very easy :P hope that helps

rivers2000

Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:44 am

Here all this time I thought it was something that was hidden away that I had to take a screwdriver to to access! If I've gone all this time without a filter, should I worry about it now? :lol:

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Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:39 pm

Hi,

After 16 years your furnace probably needs a real good cleaning. In the task menu above click on "HVAC", then click on "ARTICLES", Robert has some good tips and instructions on how to clean your furnace.

Happy Holidays,

Yanita
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rivers2000

Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:19 pm

Thank yoU! I now know what to look at and where to find it! LOL

jgiroux

Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:06 pm

:) glad i could help ya i would prob clean it and yes i would put the filter back in just so your house don't get the crap into the air :P well happy holidays

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:52 pm

The filter and filter rack was at the page link that HVAC1000 gave.

Be sure to have the furnace professionally cleaned by a Tech, not safe to continue to operate after 16 years without a filter.


The model number can be found on front of furnace facing on a metal tag or paper sticker.

It will also show serial number and all furnace specs.




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Robert
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