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    Its hard to stop a Trane.

    Found this a few months back, it was right at the end of the heating season. Customer called and said he had a little problem with his outdoor unit, I walked around the corner and saw that i had to turn around and get my phone to snap a pic.


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    WOW that's insane, what the happened there?

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    It was really hard to tell, EVERYTHING was burnt. The indoor filter was a spaceguard 2200 under the air hander, it hadnt been changed in a few years and was PLUGGED! It happened on a warmer evening at the end of winter the customer was running heat. When i got there there wasnt a lick of refrigerant in the system so I dont know if the compressor terminals blew out and a spark caught the oil on fire or what exactly happened. Luckly he smelled something burning and walked outside to check it out.

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    He thought it was a grill

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    Wow never seen that

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    Yea for Heat Pumps. Thats crazy I would be sending the picture to Trane and asking for a Reason why thier product almost burned down one of your customers house

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech View Post
    Yea for Heat Pumps. Thats crazy I would be sending the picture to Trane and asking for a Reason why thier product almost burned down one of your customers house
    It's a shame you feel that way. You're blaming Trane? The fact the customer is a moron doesn't matter to you. According to the OP, looks like maintenance was not performed in years. Your saying Trane needs to idiot proof their equipment? Sad thing is the homeowner would probably win something in a lawsuit from the Mfg and the installer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    It's a shame you feel that way. You're blaming Trane? The fact the customer is a moron doesn't matter to you. According to the OP, looks like maintenance was not performed in years. Your saying Trane needs to idiot proof their equipment? Sad thing is the homeowner would probably win something in a lawsuit from the Mfg and the installer.
    I think it's funny when somebody posts with "It's Hard to Stop a Trane." I don't think anyone thinks it's Trane's fault. The problems are almost 99% customer or installer related. The fan motor probably caught on fire and didn't trip the breaker or fuses because something was done wrong.
    I STARTED WITH NOTHING, AND I STILL HAVE MOST OF IT!

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    Thats amazing it's hard to stop a Trane it's also hard to start one , Im a technician not a magician.
    Arguing with your Boss is like wrestling with a pig in
    mud.
    After a while you realize that while you are getting
    dirty, the pig is actually enjoying it.

    It is not exactly cheating, I prefer to consider it
    creative problem solving.

    25 years ago we had Bob Hope , Steve Jobs , and Johnny Cash today we have no Hope no Jobs and no Cash !
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    Quote Originally Posted by allstar08 View Post
    The fan motor probably caught on fire and didn't trip the breaker or fuses because something was done wrong.
    Something like no circuit breaker and one of those fancy all copper fuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    It's a shame you feel that way. You're blaming Trane? The fact the customer is a moron doesn't matter to you. According to the OP, looks like maintenance was not performed in years. Your saying Trane needs to idiot proof their equipment? Sad thing is the homeowner would probably win something in a lawsuit from the Mfg and the installer.
    Fire suppresion systems in condensers from now on. Mandated by the gov-ment.
    We had them in our portable systems. Plastic tubing sealed with nitrogen. Fire melts tge tubing and that trigered this huge halon bottle.

    Good tmes crawling through the unit and have that tubing catck on your belt loop.

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    I wonder if Trane is going to increase clearances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKopp View Post
    I wonder if Trane is going to increase clearances?
    http://youtu.be/fVq4_HhBK8Y
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