Rheem recently announced a voluntary recall of around 14,000 units of the Rheem, Ruud, and United Refrigeration oil-fired furnaces. According to Rheem, if the furnace isn’t properly wired the oil burner can continue to operate when the blower shuts off, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Only certain model numbers with date codes ending in 0106 through 5206, 0107 through 5207, or 0108 through 4808 are included in the recall. The model number and date code (designated by the four digits following an “M” in the middle of the serial number) are printed on the unit’s rating plate, on the left wall of the furnace’s interior just above the burner. You can find the rating plate by opening the unit’s burner access door, which has slotted openings.
Read more about the recall on the CPSC website.
Rheem Recalls Oil-Fired Furnaces [CPSC Recall]