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    Trane repair/replace of 18 yo unit(s)?

    I have a residential Trane 4ton unit(the one with the hairbrush condenser
    coils). The unit is circa 1990, when the complete inside/outside units,
    tubing/lines etc replaced the previous Lennox unit(s).

    The unit has had a evaporator coil replacement within the last 5 years,
    a condenser fan motor in the last 2 years, and a blower fan motor last
    year.

    The compressor is original. The unit, although 18 yo, continues to del-
    iver 19-22 TD, but does run heavily during 96+ degree days.

    However, all cooling has stopped as of 06/13, 05:45cst. The hot and
    cold sides are neither, and the unit has become a big fan.

    Currently, I'm awaiting a service call. I suspect compressor, but I hear
    no uncommon sounds from the outside unit.

    Is this a good unit? Should piece repair continue, or should I begin a
    search for a full replacement?

    Comments / suggestions /


    Thank you....

    Gmak

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    If the the compressor turns out to be bad you might consider a new unit but if it is just a minor repair fixit.might just be a bad contactor or capacitor.

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    Its 18 years old. If the compressor is bad, its time for a new unit.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Thanks for the replies - "beenthere" & "a/cpro".

    The technician(a backup for my regular tech, who's offline due to a recent
    surgery) just left. The result was that the capacitor had gone bad, interr-
    upting the compressor's operation(but you knew that).

    We also talked about the 2010 #410 changeover. Looks like the writing is
    on the wall for a replacement. Why can't the guvment just stay out of
    everyone's business.

    But, this unit sure has done a great job during it's history. I hate to see
    it go.


    Thanks again....

    Gmak.

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    Not being there, we only know of possibilities.
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