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    Do TRANE "Chilton Manuals" Exist?

    When I need to fix my car I refer to my Chilton manual. It provides fully detailed troubleshooting procedures, schematics, exploded graphics of parts, and part number lists that point to illustrations with item numbers.

    Can anyone out there provide any info on a book publisher that provides "Chilton manuals" for servicing TRANE AC units? My thinking is if I could get my hands on a good TRANE Chilton like manual I could most likely fix problems myself.

    Any info appreciated. Thanks.

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    They exist.Not for homeowners though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibme View Post
    They exist.Not for homeowners though.
    Skibme,
    Can you or anyone out there please provide a publisher name for such a manual? Book title? ISBN number? What you say about such a manual not being available for homeowners is something I'm sure I can work around. All I'm asking is for publication details for a manual that would support TRANE AC units.

    Mine is a 2007 unit and the air handler info is as follows:
    Model = 2/4TEH3F24B1000A
    Motor = 1/3 HP, 2.8 AMPS, 200-230 VOLTS

    Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by binar View Post
    Skibme,
    Can you or anyone out there please provide a publisher name for such a manual? Book title? ISBN number? What you say about such a manual not being available for homeowners is something I'm sure I can work around. All I'm asking is for publication details for a manual that would support TRANE AC units.

    Mine is a 2007 unit and the air handler info is as follows:
    Model = 2/4TEH3F24B1000A
    Motor = 1/3 HP, 2.8 AMPS, 200-230 VOLTS

    Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by binar View Post
    When I need to fix my car I refer to my Chilton manual. It provides fully detailed troubleshooting procedures, schematics, exploded graphics of parts, and part number lists that point to illustrations with item numbers.

    Can anyone out there provide any info on a book publisher that provides "Chilton manuals" for servicing TRANE AC units? My thinking is if I could get my hands on a good TRANE Chilton like manual I could most likely fix problems myself.

    Any info appreciated. Thanks.
    The Chilton repair manuals are GREAT!

    When I worked in automotive, they helped so many car owners to screw up even the least challenging jobs, and turn their cars into invoices in the shop where I worked.

    Nothing like the old adage about a little knowledge being a dangerous thing.

    It was a PROFITABLE thing...for those who actually knew what they were doing!


    It's a shame that the danger level of a 220v appliance prevents the sale of home AC manuals, so I could still benefit from that level of HO arrogance.

    It's just too dangerous, though. I'd rather have HO's remain safe.
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    If you have a voltmeter and know how to use it correctly and safely and understand the basic operation of an furnace or AC system, the basic wiring digram on the back of the cabinet tells you 95% of what you need to know to diagnose it.

    That being said, few homeowners have the specilized tools needed to do refrigeration work. Just as few poeple have the tools to completely rebuild most car engines. You might be able to change a few parts, but some of the more ciritical diagnostics, you won't be able to do yourself.

    IN the wrogn hands, manuals like that do far more harm than good.

    I think DIY car repair can be downright dangerous. Screw up a brake job and you could kill someone.

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    I used to work for a guy that had them.I remember seeing them on the bookshelf.Row after row of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binar View Post
    When I need to fix my car I refer to my Chilton manual. It provides fully detailed troubleshooting procedures, schematics, exploded graphics of parts, and part number lists that point to illustrations with item numbers.

    Can anyone out there provide any info on a book publisher that provides "Chilton manuals" for servicing TRANE AC units? My thinking is if I could get my hands on a good TRANE Chilton like manual I could most likely fix problems myself.

    Any info appreciated. Thanks.
    What I don't understand is, why do we entertain threads like this? If this isn't a DIY site, I mean.

    When HO's post a question on this forum asking for DIY advice it's akin to a slap in the face. Like, they think that our job of fixing A/C's is soooooo completely mindless & easy that even they, the HO (or a caveman, lol!) can do it.

    I spent good money & continue to spend good money on learning how to do this job. Why in the world would I shoot myself in the foot by giving out free repair advice to some keyboard jockey surfing the Internet looking for a cheap way out of their predicament? Because chances are they're in this situation for not even doing the simplest maintenance every HO should be doing in the first place: Changing their filter. That & not having it serviced on a regular basis by someone who knows what they're doing.
    WHY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by binar View Post
    When I need to fix my car I refer to my Chilton manual. It provides fully detailed troubleshooting procedures, schematics, exploded graphics of parts, and part number lists that point to illustrations with item numbers.

    Can anyone out there provide any info on a book publisher that provides "Chilton manuals" for servicing TRANE AC units? My thinking is if I could get my hands on a good TRANE Chilton like manual I could most likely fix problems myself.

    Any info appreciated. Thanks.
    I think the public library has them.

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    They have service manuals ,they are not step by step like chiltons .they are mre for trouleshooting Then the tech has to make the repair based on experience . Trane does not give them away they sell them to contractors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special Ed View Post
    What I don't understand is, why do we entertain threads like this? If this isn't a DIY site, I mean.

    When HO's post a question on this forum asking for DIY advice it's akin to a slap in the face. Like, they think that our job of fixing A/C's is soooooo completely mindless & easy that even they, the HO (or a caveman, lol!) can do it.

    I spent good money & continue to spend good money on learning how to do this job. Why in the world would I shoot myself in the foot by giving out free repair advice to some keyboard jockey surfing the Internet looking for a cheap way out of their predicament? Because chances are they're in this situation for not even doing the simplest maintenance every HO should be doing in the first place: Changing their filter. That & not having it serviced on a regular basis by someone who knows what they're doing.
    I think it's worth clarifying why it's not a DIY job. Just as similarly IMO many auto repairs are not DIY either. Most major repairs require specialize tools, training and experience. Heck, even sheetmetal work si a trade by itself.

    I don;t think anyone was giving advice. They were informing.

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