The Trane XV80 is Trane’s top-of-the-line 80% AFUE furnace. It is a two-stage furnace with a variable speed blower. It can be configured to burn natural gas or heating oil. It features on-board diagnostics which can help your heating contractor resolve problems more quickly. The Trane XV80 can be configured with an optional air cleaner. The design of the Trane XV80 Furnace is CSA certified.
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.
"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 another product.
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
Question and Answer
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.
Trane XV80 Model Numbers
The XV80 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
BTUs per Hour
Trane offers a twenty-year warranty on the XV80’s heat exchanger, and a 5-year warranty on the furnace’s functional parts.
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