Date created: 2018-10-03
Trane to Fort Knox
Came home to a cold house. Playing with the thermostat got the fans to do strange things, but the burners never lit. Hello? Angie's List?
Enlisted the aid of a recommended repair company. Upshot: Main circuit board is dead, and the furnace is only 12 years old. Cause of failure? No visible cause; "Probably an integrated circuit chip." So... Time for a new board. Nope. Can't just get a board. Must replace just about everything, but the firebox, burners, circulation fan, and outer housing (this list is shorter than the must-replace list). Damages: $2060.36 plus installation. That is approximately one-half the cost of completely replacing the furnace with another -- more highly rated -- brand furnace. Oh... and the AC unit in the system went out last year. At least I cannot accuse them of false advertising. It's true. Nothing runs like a Trane. If you are in the market for an initially expensive, unreliable, excessively expensive to repair, moderately efficient home heating and cooling system, buy a Trane. If, on the other hand, you prefer reliability and repair-ability at a rational price, then, in my experience, you should look for a different brand.
Date created: 2017-08-19
I replaced a 30-year old furnace and had my ducts sealed. My gas use has
gone up every month since then, and it is not correlated to the weather.
The furnace is also very loud. The features such as the variable fan and
two-stage burner are nice, but they don't make for a good system.
Date created: 2014-11-10
Do not purchase Trane
2007 gas furnace died Friday night. No parts were available until Monday
because the parts dealer wasn't open on weekends. On Monday, the replacement blower motor wa sold - but without the wiring harness. Won't receive the wiring harness until Tuesday afternoon via UPS. Really, wth?
The Trane 800 number does not work, and Contact Us on Trane's website does not work. Trane can go to hell. Completely unacceptable. No service, nor support, nor parts. Do not buy!
Date created: 2012-10-30
I purchased a Trane furnace- central air and April air in 2004.. every
winter and spring I spend hundreds to maintain this unit. Blind and
Sons says I need to have a service call every 6 months to replace
filter and check out equipment. This unit has not worked well ever. I
had to contact Trane and they put in a new motor board after two
years. Blind and sons were going to charge me $800.00. I spent over
5,000.00 in this unit in 2004. Why do I need to spend 440.00 a year to
maintain it.as it wont function unless they make a service call. Blind
and sons tell me I cannot purchase filters on my own..they need to
come out twice a year and charge me 89.00 each for each service call
the filters cost 175.00...this is not right. I'm writing to the
Attorney General of Ohio.
Date created: 2012-01-09
Very unsatisfied customer
We bought this trane xv80 model furnace 8 years ago to replace an old
Coleman unit that was coming on 30 years. We wanted to get into the
higher efficiency units and cut down on heating costs. Within 2 years
the flame sensor crapped out. After pleading for mercy the Heating Company
replaced it on warranty, if I agreed to their annual maintenance
package. Mistake #2, and I'm still waiting to see some relief on heating
costs. Now another 4 years later the flame sensor craps out again, on a
Sunday morning. To get the Heating Company to come out on a Sunday I have to
agree to a $250.00 call out fee. The weather reports have a winter storm
for cast for Monday night so what choice do I have. 5 1/2 hours later the
service technician shows up and within 10 minutes the furnace is fixed and I
am out another $562.00 I think I'm going back to a Coleman!
Date created: 2012-01-04
POOR QUALITY FURNACE
We purchased an expensive Trane Natural Gas heater in March 2006. In
less than 6 years, the circuit board has gone out 3 times. We asked the
dealer to look at it to see if the cause for this recurring failure
could be identified. Their only response was to offer to repair it for
over $500. We have had it replaced with a less expensive heater that we
think will provide better reliability. We also think the new company
will provide better service.
Date created: 2010-04-08
XV80 is terrible
I have had numerous ignitors, circuit boards, and thermocouplers
replaced on my xv80 over the seven years I've had it. Love it when it
works, but budget $400-500 a year to repair it. I highly recommend
Other XV80 Reviews
Reviews of the XV80 are generally positive:
- GardenWeb.com has a post describing this model as a "very nice piece of equipment"
- A post on HVACMechanic.com describes the XV80 as "one of the best on the market"
- A post on HomeRepairForum describes the Trane XV80 and the Carrier Infinity 80 as "top of the line units"
- A writer on HVAC-Talk recommends the Rheem 80 LXE over the Trane XV80, but doesn't give a reason why
Should I be concerned about the blinking red light that shows on the front panel of the Trane XV80?
The diagnostics for the Trane XV80 can be determined by the red, green and amber flashing LED lights. Depending on the number of flashes the red light is giving off depends on what needs attention. See page 24 of the installation manual for the specific issue to the number of flashes you are noticing.
Red light blinks 7 times on furnace. What does that mean?
This is an error code for a gas valve circuit problem. On the inside front panel of your furnace, there should be a list of error codes and their meanings for your unit.
With the gas valve circuit code, there is most likely a problem on the circuit board. This should be addressed by an HVAC professional.
The XV80 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.