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Daiken air conditioning units unreliablity.
Daiken air conditioning units are unreliable but Daiken and their service agents are as bad as each other. They have multiple faults with boards that fail multiple times then the tech wont turn up to repair it. "Go direct to Daiken" is their advice but by then it's out of warranty and they don't want to know. I had two units and the same problem occurred both times
controller a disaster.
my new apartment came with a ducted daikin aircon. astonishingly people cannot save cool/heat settings. if I want cool at 18 degrees and after select 30 for heat, the cool side of it also changes to 30.
after much research by daikin I was told that is the way it is from factory.
I said to them, perhaps 100 years ago that was acceptable but nowadays people/users/customers must be able to set the temperature we want. why do we have to change settings all the time.
very poor from the designers, the manufacturers.
I do not blame daikin people here, they are not the designers, they are not the manufacturers. I blame the japanese in japan. no wonder japan is in decadence.
Thinking Daikin? Think Again!
The aircon unit is good but it’s the lack of functionality in the accompanying smartphone app and wall controller that seriously undermines the premium price point for their ducted products .
I bought a ducted system 15 years ago and the wall controller from years ago had more functionality than the brand new Daikin Airbase App and wall controller.
We were expecting plenty of customisation with the app but were sorely disappointed in not only the App but the wall controller is just as disappointing.
You can only program the 7day on/off sch...
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Part Service Unhelpful
We have a Daikin RZQ71LV1 which works well but the condensation pours onto the deck. I have been trying to find out if there are drain plugs I can buy to take the water away. I contacted the Australian Daikin Parts who would not answer the question or advise options. They directed me to there suppliers list which I am trying to make contact with.
If after sales mattered the maybe they could have advise a Yes/No if a part existed or maybe even provided the part number. Will now buy Daikin again.
Lowest cost to run great source of heat
Split system heaters are heat pumps which use a minimum of power for the maximum output. Having the main system outside and in effect the fan on the wall means they save space. Split systems also are better for airconditioning. We have found that we get about 10 years out of a system (we have several) so although expensive initially save costs over the longer term
Don’t buy daikon air conditioning
Hi I had a daikon RQ125V1A model fully ducted installed in August 2013 it stopped working on Christmas Day 2019 in the middle of a 3 week heat wave it took 20 days to get a daikin repairer to come out because everyone was on holiday it turned out a $150.00 fan shorted out them it blew a $1480.00 inverter board with labour it cost just over $2200.00 to fix it was one year out of warranty daikon would not cover any of the repair I asked them for some sort of compensation and they simply said it’s out of warranty bad luck it is not the reliable system that they advertised I will never buy a Adkin again
continuous troubles with Daikin ducted air conditioning
One major failure during warranty period. Just after warranty expired, U4, U0-04, and E4 errors kept popping out one after another during 6 weeks. One of the Daikin dealers can not even keep up with such fast-paced error producing - 3 visits with nothing fixed.
Extremely poor customer service
Had my Daikin for a few years, no complaints really. But when It broke just before Christmas, it took 2 weeks to get an appointment and then the technician didn’t have the right part, had to wait and other week for the part to be installed, then they lost my booking. Was in the heat for over one month. Try to file a complaint 3 times but no one cares!!!!
Don't buy a Daikin Air-conditioner if you leave near the coast
If you live anywhere near the coast don't buy a Daikin air-conditioner. The house we purchased already had two Daikin split system inverters. Over the last few years we have had nothing but trouble with them. The computer boards (PCB's) fail with monotonous regularity and rarely last more than one year. Daikin techies and their service department blame the salt air. So if you live near the coast don't buy one.
When the boards fail (not if) the standard Daikin service response is to replace all the boards and all the related electronic componen...try because they are unable to diagnose the cause of the fault. So a $300-$400 part results in a $2,000 plus repair bill. Last year's bill was $2,500 and just over a year has passed and the same unit has failed again. Repairs costs to date $7,500 on this one unit and if repaired probably another $2,500. Daikin didn't return my call to the service department, but did respond to a google review (along the same lines as this one ) with the following comment "According to our records there is no mention of faults related to corrosion" Which is almost funny because this directly contradicts what both their techies and their service manager said to me on numerous occasions. One techie left me a spray can of stuff so I would know what to use! If corrosion from salt spray isn't the problem then what does this say about the reliability of their product?
Adelaide daikin office closed over Christmas
I don't understand how Daikin office is closed over Christmas / New Year period, when it is HOT season. Not even skeleton staff to receive a part for a customer to have their air conditioner repaired. We called for service just before Christmas, part from Sydney needed to repair it, cant get it till Jan 6!!!
Temperatures have been consistently near and over 40 degrees the whole time...
What company in this business closes completely during this hot time ?? what service to their customer is that?
Zero service as far as I'm concerned ... and t...
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After installing a Daikin Altherma system for my new in-slab hydronic heating system. The installer had no knowledge on how to operate the product, he spent hours on the phone to Daikin trying to acquire operating instructions. In the end I also believe this system is backward when it comes to the operating controller that came with it.
I tried personally to contact Daikin customer support but it is non-existent to the customer (me).
They should educate their product suppliers about these complicated machines.
They may have a good product but have no idea how to provide customer support for the end user.
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We purchased this split system and had it installed by a local supplier. Less than 3 years later and it's not working. Still under warranty BUT the supplier cannot repair for 3 weeks as we enter into the summer months. Apparently some form of error with the PCB???
Daikin's website in Australia goes NOWHERE.
Look at other systems and pass on Daikin products.
Utterly delighted with customer service and with my AC unit
My Daikin air conditioner was turning itself on and then straight off. Looked around at local service people, then was told it was still under warranty, given its age. Phoned Daikin, who stepped me through how to use the remote to give an error code. I was then given instructions on what to do. When I turned the power back on, it worked straight away. Marvellous. The wonders of modern technology! This has saved me $200 at least and waiting around for a service technician. Love that equipment does self-diagnosis. Love that I can fix simple problems myself if I'm told what to do. If I ever have to replace this, my next air conditioner will be a Daikin!
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No protection for fan motor failure causing big $$$ repair bill
Daikin as well as a few other brands I am reliably told use the same brand of fan motor. Daikin Outdoor Condensor RMKS140EV1.
What happens is the fan motor has a 300v feed and a low voltage control circuit – under high humidity or even a bit of water vapour getting into the fan motor (supposedly sealed but not quite) creates a short across to the LV and fries some components on the control board.
also advised there's no way to protect against this even with a fast blow fuse on the LV side
and if you get a less humid spell then the fan motor t...
Excellent support and knowhow.
I visited the electrical shops noted for the sale of air conditioners. All were willing to supply me but indicated that an outside electrician approved by them, would be required to install the unit. I phoned Daikin who assured me that there own employees would do the installation. I asked if they would inspect my location, and next day two 2 employees did an inspection and recommended a model and location and gave me a quote which I accepted. 2 days later they installed the unit with a 5 year warranty and made a first class job of it. I have now used the unit in the hot and then colder weather, and can highly recommend the results. The model is FTXS5OLVMA and was installed on the 8th. March 2018.
System not cooling properly and no fault can be found
Long read but worth it if considering buying a daikin ducted system - Our Daikin ducted system (FDYQN140) is at present 15 months old and under warranty. A few months ago it stopped cooling consistently and fluctuates in temperature. The first few hours of running the system it works well (most of the time. On 2 occasions it has taken over an hr for the motor to turn on but room temperature air circulated from the vents) however after this it gets warmer and warmer in the house. It then stays this way for hours. Anywhere between 6pm and 9:30pm ...the system starts cooling the air again. This does not happen every day of use but more often than not. If I leave the system running overnight it stops blowing out cool air and it is cooler outside than in and we all wake up hot around 1-2am - baby included! Who then takes at least an hr to get back to sleep. We had to go out and purchase a $70 pedestal fan to help cool us down even with the very expensive air cond running. We recently had a 47 degree day here and my house felt like an oven, we were all sitting in front of the trusty Kmart fan. The system was set to 20 degrees and full fan on. The technician told me the system is built for these conditions and should have cooled the house. When I put my baby down for a nap I had his ceiling fan on, no blankets, just a nappy and air cond on full force at 20 degrees and it was still 26+ degrees in his room. At this time he also had a 39 degree temperature from illness. Very dangerous combination. Other examples include- * Leaving the system running while going out on a hot or warm day to keep our large and older dog cool and returning to find it is hotter inside the house than out. * Putting Baby in room for a nap and room temp is 20-21 degrees (so all blankets on) by the time his 1.5-2hrs nap is over room temp is 25 degrees. No change made to settings on system during this time. The baby monitor continuously shows the temperature of the room. * Setting system to 23 degrees. Room temp as shown on the display panel reaches 23 or 24 degrees then increases over the day.
Appalling Customer Service
Communication with this company when your unit breaks down while under warranty is almost impossible. After two weeks of calling them and being on hold for more than 30 mins, bounced around to different departments (only to have to keep repeating the story) I finally phoned the Queensland office and my complaint was forwarded to a manager. Even then it was 5 days until this manager gave the technician a list of parts to order. No prices. I had to chase that up by calling him again. I needed the prices because they make you pay for parts and labour up front and then you claim what they are willing to reimburse you later. I still have to navigate this part of their cruel process. Save yourself the angst, buy another brand.
Poor quality product and after sales service
Have previously had a Daikin with poor results. Was convinced to try them again. Purchased a brand new $3000 air conditioner as above and it was faulty. First problem technicians were not allowed on a flat roof while wet in spite the sun was shining...OH&S supposedly. Finally took 2 visits to view problem. Replacement parts not readily available to installer have to go through Daikin head office. Was taking up to 4 weeks to repair in middle of winter. Threatened agent with Consumer affairs complaint and had problem fixed in 2 days.
Questions & Answers
Why is my daikon turning off when in the heat setting when the temperature outside is lower than 6 degrees Celsius. This is a ducted single phase inverter Air and heat. I cannot get it past 16 degrees celsius if I am luck, basically it always turns off. I been told it’s a condenser issue, as it’s to cold to function in the heat setting. Very, very disappointed.
I appreciate anyone else’s view’s if you been having the same experience.
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