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Trane XE90 Furnace Overview

The Trane XE 90 furnace has an AFUE rating of more than 90 percent, meaning that 90 percent of the fuel you use is directly turned into heat. This gas furnace has a patented heat exchanger that is designed with a serpentine-shaped channel. When air flows over the heat exchanger, hot gases are pulled through the channel by an induction vent fan, rather than escaping up the flue. According to the manufacturer, then thin exchanger features low air flow resistance, which in turn means that there is less work for the blower motor.

The Trane XE 90 has a self-diagnosis capability that utilizes a controller search system to identify any problems that need to be resolved. When there is a power or fuel interruption, the system is designed to reset automatically.

The unit is available in upflow and downflow models. The hot surface igniter replaces a pilot light. A heavy-duty, fully insulated steel cabinet was designed to reduce noise and further lower heat loss. The manufacturer also notes that the unit’s 40-inch high and 28-inch deep cabinet was designed to fit nearly any space.

Furnace Filters for the Trane XE90

Air Flow ConfigurationCabinet WidthFilter Size(s)
Downflow / Horizontal17-1/2″14x20x1
Downflow / Horizontal21″16x20x1
Downflow / Horizontal24-1/2″16x20x1
Upflow / HorizontalAll16x20x1

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Consumer Reviews of Trane XE90


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  • #8 of 17 Trane Furnace
  • 40% of customers recommended

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Trane XE90 Furnace Reviews

Showing 11-15 of 15 reviews

"Jump on the Trane !"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Couldn’t be more statisfied. Trane has gievn me no problems. New system is quite and efficient. I can feel the difference in the house this last winter. Temp stays constant with no swings. furnace never seems to have to work hard – it makes is ‘sound’ easy. I also got the Trane CleanEffects, its worth the money. I’ve even noticed less dust on the furniture.

Oakwood, NY

"This Trane keeps on running"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Had a new XL90 2 stage furnace and Air Effects cleaner installed before last winter. No problems all year…works as promised. It seems like the furnace never had to work hard all winter, our last furnace always seemed to be working at full capacity (I guess its the two stage blower). Regardless, would highly recommend

Omaha, NB

"Trane missed the Train!"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Xe90 is poorly designed! The computer board is not encased. It’s mounted below the condensate lines and in front of the blower. Therefore, if there is any condensation, a discharge line backs up or a-coil drips at all. The water hits the blower and fries the board. How about 4 of them in the past 5 years! Not to say the electronic ignition went out as well. The design is poor! I have a 2 ton air conditioner which can not keep up to a 1200 sq foot house! Never buy a Trane again!

"Trnae XE90"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I have a Trane xe90 and it has been a problem since day 1. Constantly cutting out and needing to be reset. Never consistently running in the winter. Shutting off for hours at a time and when it does start it doesn’t stay going. As they say, “Nothing starts a Trane” or it should say that.


1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We have 1o train units at our church. And all 10 of them have the same problem. At the motor where the wires go into it, the wires are being rubbed and cut into because train or Bryant heating left the rubber groment out. We started looking at it and saw that the blower motor was completely burnt to a crisp. It was black it blew the fuse and breaker. Would hate to think if one of the breakers or fuse has failed. I could see if the furnace had this problem but all 10 are cutting into the wires and I wonder how many more are out there are like this, if all 10 of ours are cutting into the wires. We have called the installer and they have contacted Traine and no reply at this time from them. I think this could be a fire hazard. I don�t know for sure but someone could at least call to offer help or at least give a price on repairs. I think their needs to be a recall on the furnace. Customers with children need to have this Traine furnace checked model tux100c960c upflow/horizontal direct or non-direct vent gas furnace like I said I could see 1 out of 10 with this problem but not all 10 and I�m sure their are thousands of them out their. Please if you have this model have checked even if you have to pay for the service no child is worth loosing

Indianapolis, IN

Other XE90 Reviews

One writer at shared his problem with his Trane XE 90’s intermittent hot air operation. From time to time, his furnace runs even when the furnace box is not lit, so that cold air is forced throughout his house. Through discussions with other posters, he discovered a way to bypass the furnace fan limit operation that solved his problems.

An HVAC systems user at had a similar problem. This forum poster had a professional technician install a new pressure switch, which did not seem to solve his problem. Experts on the forum said these problems are rarely the fault of a pressure switch, and that the owner might instead check his furnace’s intake pipe to check for clogs and ensure that all drains were unplugged.

Question and Answer


Why does my Trane XE 90 show 4 blinking red lights?


When your Trane Furnace is blinking a red light, it usually indicates there is a problem with the furnace. Different flash patterns indicate different problems. There is usually a code identification list located on the inside of the panel door. Remove the door then identify the blinking pattern compared to the list on the door. That will give you a short description of the problem the furnace is experiencing. Keep in mind the list does not provide solutions to the problem, but it should get you to the next step.

Trane XE90 Model Numbers

The XE90 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
TDX040C924C* 91 40,000
TDX040C924D* 91 40,000
TDX080C942C* 91 80,000
TUX060C936C* 92.1 60,000
TUX080C942C* 92.1 80,000

XE90 Warranty

The furnace series has a limited lifetime warranty on the primary and secondary heat exchangers. In addition, a 3-year warranty is offered on the hot surface igniter components. There are optional extended warranties, which also are available for system owners.

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