Overview of the XE 1000
The Trane XE 1000 is a discontinued 10 SEER split system heat pump with an HSPF of up to 8.10. It is available in 1- to 5-ton capacities and a range of 12,000 to 60,000 BTU/H. The unit features a Climatuff compressor, the company’s proprietary Spine Fin aluminum outdoor coil, braze refrigerant connections and a liquid lined filter drier.
The cabinet of the XE 1000 heat pump has full-side louvered panels with a baked-on powder paint used for resistance to corrosion and rust. Access to the internal functioning parts is attained via a single-side service panel.
In order to ensure proper and reliable functioning of the Trane XE 1000, the manufacturer advises that filters should be cleaned monthly and the outdoor unit should be kept clear of debris. The baked-on powder paint allows for washing with soap and water to maintain a clean appearance.
Consumer Reviews of the TRANE XE 1000
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#3 of 9 Trane Heat Pumps
Date created: 2010-02-14
Years owned: 9
"Trane XE1000 Heat pump"
We bought the house when the Trane xe1000 heat pump had just been put
in. I never liked heat pumps and now I remember why. It has cost us over three thousand dollars in repairs in the last three years. Trane does not care about there customes at all. It is junk!!!
Date created: 2010-01-09
Name: Chuck Quest
Years owned: 6
I purchased a Trane twr036 Heat Pump and a Variable Speed Air Handler
with a Clean Effects Air Cleaner. I have been through a compressor, a
txz metering device, cell replacement on air cleaner all under warranty in the first five years. Right after the warranty expired, the second compressor failed and it is going to cost me 2300 bucks to repair. I asked the tech. who was here about the compressor about the air cleaner, and she said that they were a piece of junk that the factory hyped up as the best thing in the world with a huge sales campaign. That unless kept extremely clean, they had as much restriction as putting another coil in the furnace and the failure rate would be even higher if homeowners realized most had stopped working the first time they were washed. She said her company just wanted to sell new equipment and the sales staff was now larger than the service dept. The day after the tech. left, I was contacted by a sales woman who wanted to know if I was aware of how a new system would save me 100s of dollars a year and would I be interested in having a sales person stop in to talk to me. Sigh..
Date created: 2009-06-13
Name: D Carpenter
Years owned: 15
"15 Year Old Trane XE1000"
Got a new Trane xe1000 Heat Pump in 1994. Air Handler had to be replaced
around 1999. About 2 years ago, the coil started to corrode. Overall,
the heat pump only needed about $500 in repairs in 15 years, but the air
handler hasn't lasted for 10 years and now am having to replace the
whole system since r22 will be hard to get after 12/31/2009. Would
recommend seeing if there is a better system out there.
Date created: 2009-04-13
Years owned: 11
"This brand name means nothing"
Xe 1000 model. Original unit installed in 1997 at a cost of $5600. The
"factory certified" clowns who installed it did not install a filter in
the refrigerant line, and less than 3 years later the outside compressor
unit had to be replaced at a cost of $1477 due to "foreign particles"
jamming the reversing valve. Now, 6 years later, the outside compressor
unit must be replaced again due to the compressor shorting out. The
repairman quoted me $1200 to replace it this time. The 5-year warranty
did not cover the reversing valve the first time, and the second time it
was out of warranty by 1 year. I told the repairman I would install my
own package unit this time, and I would recommend anybody to stay away
from Trane. This is a prime example of a once good brand name being
turned into a piece of sh*T.
Date created: 2009-01-25
Name: M. Burbage
Location: Montpelier, VA
Years owned: 12
"Very Reliable Unit"
We have owned our xe1000 system for twelve years. The unit has been
flawless. We noticed that our bills were starting to go up so we had the
unit checked. Turns out that the air handler is rusting out from the
moisture in our crawlspace. Not Trane's fault. Living in Virginia
everything condensates with our hot and humid summers. I am replacing it
with a 15 seer unit this week. I am confident that it will be flawless
as well. A clean install will keep the unit from failing. It is
difficult to keep contaminates out of the line set. But if your tech is
careful the unit will last for years. If not the compressor and
everything else will fail early.
Other XE 1000 Reviews
A homeowner seeking assistance from HVAC professionals on doityourself.com reports an instance of system failure with the XE 1000 in which the system gets “stuck” between heating and cooling modes. A technician originally fixed the problem by adjusting the reverser valve on the compressor, but it turned out to be only a temporary fix. A contractor on the online forum suggests the problem is a failure of the reversal valve. The repair is expensive, the tech notes, and it is suggested that the homeowner consider replacing the entire system as a result.
Another Trane XE 1000 owner reports on gardenweb.com a problem where the inside and outside heating components are dead, even when set to emergency heat, although the thermostat shows attempts to turn on. An HVAC professional reveals that the problem is an electrical short that will require all new wiring. Online techs indicate this is a fairly common problem, generally the result of loose connections at the heat strips.