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
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 /
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.
Its 18 years old. If the compressor is bad, its time for a new unit.
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
But, this unit sure has done a great job during it's history. I hate to see
Not being there, we only know of possibilities.