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  1. I have replaced check valves in Trane coils to a...

    I have replaced check valves in Trane coils to a spring loaded valve to prevent a banging or load knocking sound coming from the air handler in the heat mode before. Also just a couple days ago we...
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    Because I see a lot of them driving to work in...

    Because I see a lot of them driving to work in the A.M and they look to operate just like yours. Some brand frost from the bottom up and some from the middle out, it all depends how they feed...
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    We have Certified Energy Raters in Florida that...

    We have Certified Energy Raters in Florida that have to commissioned even replacement systems starting in May and duct leakage rate, before you can get final inspection. The cost of business will go...
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    Looks like normal operation from that picture....

    Looks like normal operation from that picture. The frost lines are determined by where the refrigerant feeds into the coil and how much heat it's picking up.
    Where there is no frost is where the...
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    Now the boards are set by coil termination temp...

    Now the boards are set by coil termination temp and no run time sensor check settings. You only have coil temp termination. 50/60/70 on some models. Trane units will average 10 defrost cycles and...
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    Sounds like they need to check your static...

    Sounds like they need to check your static pressure on the duct system, that is the only way to know if the duct system is correct or not. You design a duct system per the specs, of the a/c system...
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    Does the vibration occur all the time in the heat...

    Does the vibration occur all the time in the heat mode? Or just sometimes? If it's after defrost you can change the defrost control to a soft shift model. This will bring on the condenser sooner to...
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    Also I'm assuming that if you live in snow...

    Also I'm assuming that if you live in snow country that the condenser unit is raised off the ground three feet?
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    If it's keeping temp setting in the house don't...

    If it's keeping temp setting in the house don't worry about it, it's normal to frost up to near 80-90% of the coil. Not knowing if it's a demand defrost control or not it's hard to say how much frost...
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    Do you have a gas furnace as one of your...

    Do you have a gas furnace as one of your auxiliary heat sources or is it electric? With a 3800 sg ft house it's hard to believe that you have to much air flow with a 5 ton system. The 3800 sq ft is...
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    No way, I was just repeating what I have had to...

    No way, I was just repeating what I have had to tell customers all winter long due to our unusually cold winter so far.
    " Why is my Heat pump running"- Because it can't walk.
    Why does my air...
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    The condenser motor support grille on RQNJA...

    The condenser motor support grille on RQNJA package units is not strong enough and will cause noise especially in the heat mode when unit builds frost. Order the new replacement grille for motor and...
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    Call me when it stops running.

    Call me when it stops running.
  14. It sounds like the tubing near the TXV valve in...

    It sounds like the tubing near the TXV valve in the coil is vibrating against the coil. They should insulate the tubing near the TXV and strap or support it better, this might help. The over sized...
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    Sorry I thought we were talking about a split...

    Sorry I thought we were talking about a split system. This model indicates a package unit. 13 seer.

    We have had issues with complaints on those units that it sounds like a helicopter when it...
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    I hope that works out. This will help if it is in...

    I hope that works out. This will help if it is in deed the Defrost cycle causing the noise or start up. If it continues to be a problem. Take more notes on when it happens as far as weather...
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    Sounds like the old 2.5 was over sized also? You...

    Sounds like the old 2.5 was over sized also? You must of had problems before and did not know. Go to www.rheem.myvirtualhvac.com and find out what size unit you should have.
    Make sure what ever is...
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    Adjust the lock out temp for a higher temp..I...

    Adjust the lock out temp for a higher temp..I hope we are capalable of doing that. The shuttle just landed.
    3 Degree's is not reasonable.
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    All Trane boards are considered soft shift....

    All Trane boards are considered soft shift. Meaning they bring on the condenser fan to lower the pressure before they shift the valve...Aren't they nice....
    This stops the swishing noise...
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    I was born in West Des Moines, live Florida now...

    I was born in West Des Moines, live Florida now it's 82 today>>>>>>
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    I hope so....

    I hope so....
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    It can only be a RPN_ 30JAZ if it's a 2.5 ton 15...

    It can only be a RPN_ 30JAZ if it's a 2.5 ton 15 seer matched with a RHL-HM3617JA air handler.
    That was a Rheem fishing trip in Costa Rica so I hope I can help.
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    Thanks...It was out of site!@!

    Thanks...It was out of site!@!
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    I'm sorry for I have sinned...I did not read your...

    I'm sorry for I have sinned...I did not read your complete blog. It is a heat pump but the model# indicates a XL16i not XL13i. If so it's 2-stage R-410A refrigerant Heat Pumper...
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    Xl13i could be a heat pump or a cool only. This...

    Xl13i could be a heat pump or a cool only. This is only the style of unit not the model number. The XL13i is a single stage unit. Not knowing how many heat stages you need need it could mean 2H/1C or...
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    I love the river.......be safe.

    I love the river.......be safe.
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    Eat a can of baked beans the night...

    Eat a can of baked beans the night before..........
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    I'll have to get back to this one.

    I'll have to get back to this one.
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    The majority of debris in a duct system...

    The majority of debris in a duct system accumulates in the return side. So the increased air flow is probably not blowing out old debris.
    Also do we really know if the old unit was a 2 1/2 ton unit...
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    The board is a demand defrost control. If coil...

    The board is a demand defrost control. If coil reaches a determined temperature or delta "T" thru coil it goes into defrost. But they smart little guys and it also is controlled by indoor...
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    Sounds like a "goddamn board " issue to me!!

    Sounds like a "goddamn board " issue to me!!
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    Yeh....we live in the swamp!!!

    Yeh....we live in the swamp!!!
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    Well stated!!!

    Well stated!!!
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    Goodman has had problem with horizontal drain...

    Goodman has had problem with horizontal drain pans cracking in the past. What color is the pan? If it's grey or black it's probably not cracked. The drain is plugged up or the drain line it's self is...
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    You guy's are making me hungry!!

    You guy's are making me hungry!!
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    Hey,,make sure your registers are not pointing...

    Hey,,make sure your registers are not pointing straight down at the floor. They should be towards the ceiling a little or you will get drafts, not comfortable and dust can blown up from the floor and...
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    Also consider the fact that you could have a...

    Also consider the fact that you could have a negative air pressure in the house due to the over sized blower or due to the amount of air leakage from the ducts in the attic. Let's remember that the...
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    Lets make sure it was ice. Could it been frost?...

    Lets make sure it was ice. Could it been frost? From the temperature outside you stated you know more about ice then me but ice is clear not white. Do you think from the pics clear or white? The coil...
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    Yes...And good point but i'm assuming they...

    Yes...And good point but i'm assuming they probably already tried that. That will only change the CFM by maybe 100 CFM or so. So i'm not sure if it would do the trick?
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    Rheem has a web site that you can go to and input...

    Rheem has a web site that you can go to and input your information, where you live and your house style and square footage to determine your proper tonnage. it uses Google earth to get your...
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    Some times with high efficiency units the air...

    Some times with high efficiency units the air handler will be a size higher, which can cause air noise also. So you might of still had this problem even with the 2.5 ton system. You can also install...
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    Some of the RPNE or RPNL's still have a piston...

    Some of the RPNE or RPNL's still have a piston after the TXV which it's only purpose is to help the flow of refrigerant coming out of the TXV valve. Well we have had a one problem where the customer...
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    I just remembered we have had similar complaints...

    I just remembered we have had similar complaints and it turned out to be the fan blade.
    The blade becomes loose at the hub. If there is any play at the hub it can cause a sound that some customers...
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    Usually when the dealer brings over a Rheem rep...

    Usually when the dealer brings over a Rheem rep it's actually a rep from the distributor where they purchased the unit who really does not want to fix the problem just try to satisfy you. Check with...
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    I,m guessing that your system is a heat pump? If...

    I,m guessing that your system is a heat pump? If so have a Tech heat the coil to 160 Degrees and see if you smell the same odor. If so try cleaning the coil with BBJ super foam & then treat with BBJ...
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    As others have stated ventilation is probably the...

    As others have stated ventilation is probably the answer. Try and run the exhaust fan in the bathroom longer if you have one, if not get that first. Also on colder nights run the kitchen fan and see...
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    The hard part of legal action is that you have to...

    The hard part of legal action is that you have to of had damages before you can get compensation meaning you must pay in advance for any needed repairs before you can ask for any damages. So do your...
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    Maybe if you talk with the dealer and express...

    Maybe if you talk with the dealer and express your concerns and the fact that they may have made a mistake by giving you what you wanted. A three ton system. The install does seem to have issues...
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    The last study on DSS from Trane states that the...

    The last study on DSS from Trane states that the smell is a reaction to VOC's that exist with in the house that attach to the coil and then off gas during heat cycle.
    It sure smells like mold growth...
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    As of 2007 Trane will replace coil with a teflon...

    As of 2007 Trane will replace coil with a teflon coated coil(Black fins). If you have the extended warranty it's all covered. If not you might have to pay labor.
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