View Full Version : Trane XE1100 Randomly throwing a breaker
02-13-2012, 02:57 PM
I have a Trane XE 1100 unit which was installed when the house (1300 sq ft.)was built in 1998. The ac unit began randomly throwing the breaker this past summer. Sometimes it will run for a few weeks and sometimes only for a few hours before tripping with no significant correlation to the outside temp. It seems to be tripping it on the restarts and not while the unit is actively running. When it tripps the outside unit will be down, but I can here the air handler under the house still running. It cools fine while it is running so I don't suspect that its low on freon. Once it got cold and I switched over to heat, I had no problems. I'm sure it will return when I switch back to ac this spring. I'm located in central NC. Can anyone give me an idea of what I'm looking at? Could a hard start kit solve this problem or would I be throwing good money after bad?
tinknocker service tech
02-13-2012, 03:40 PM
there are seveal things that come to mind right off and you would be better off just having it looked at and save some money in the long run
02-13-2012, 06:41 PM
This is definately a call for a senior tech from the company to run.
02-13-2012, 07:26 PM
Someone needs to take starting amp readings. Could be something with the outdoor unit or it could be an aged and weak circuit breaker.
02-14-2012, 04:26 PM
sounds like the start cap is getting weak and sometimes there is not enough kick to turn it over and it draws LRA.
02-14-2012, 06:36 PM
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