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  1. #1
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    New Trane broken already

    Short time lurker , first time poster . I had a Trane XV 95 furnace , XR 14 a/c , Trane Clean Effect air cleaner installed today . The furnace didn't pass the "sea trials" , the diagnostic light tripped , blinking 4 times saying the upper limit switch was open . They opened the blower cover , it tripped again . They drilled holes in the vents and got temps of 135 F . I didn't get scared till they started adjusting the high and low screws on the valve , which didn't stop it from shooting codes . They are sending a service tech out tomorrow w/ a new upper limit switch . I'm hoping that solves the problem . What a disapointment for all of us , nothing worse than getting to the end and not having it work . Forgot to mention it takes about ten minutes till shut down . I hope it is as simple as the switch . I assume it isn't a common problem. Sorry if this was a long read.

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    May well find that the switch is doing its job! Low air flow, undersized ducts, oversized furnace...

    Don't recall having limit issues with any A-S/Trane 90 that was the furnace's fault.

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    I thought it was hard to stop a Trane???




    Disclaimer....this was not a bash....just a joke that you were all thinking....I was just the first to type it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    I thought it was hard to stop a Trane???




    Disclaimer....this was not a bash....just a joke that you were all thinking....I was just the first to type it!
    It aint that hard to stop a Trane. The trick is to stop it without it being noticable.

    Gotta make a man-made lightning strike. That could happen.....right?
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    120,000 btu , 3.5 ton ac , same as the old Rheem equipt . It is a hair over for 2,400 square ft. , they feel the venting was more than adequate , hope they are right .

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    According to old Doc Brown...that would be about 1.21 Jigiwatts of electricity

    Name that movie!

    God.....I have more useless information in my head
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    You can't stop a Trane if it never started

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    Sounds a bit oversized.
    Was the old Rheem a 90% furnace. Or an 80% thet vented out a regular chimney.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    According to old Doc Brown...that would be about 1.21 Jigiwatts of electricity

    Name that movie!

    God.....I have more useless information in my head
    Back to the future

    I would say they used the manual E load calc on that one. The limit is doing its job I am sure, I would guess the service tech will be muttering some choice words to himself about their salesman.
    You can't fix stupid

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    Hey Big Windy.....one small hint....WE LOVE PICTURES!! Any good one's of the install??



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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bend_metal View Post
    According to old Doc Brown...that would be about 1.21 Jigiwatts of electricity

    Name that movie!

    God.....I have more useless information in my head
    We should start a movie quote thread. That would be pretty fun.

    Rules are simple. First person posts a quote. First one to answer gets to post a new quote. On and on we go. Where we will stop, nobody knows.
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    There already is one! It got going pretty good, but it kinda lost steam...I have a million of 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big windy View Post
    You can't stop a Trane if it never started
    Oh it started. Just couldn't get it outta park and into Drive.

    Must be the muffler bearings on the intake manifold. Their the guilty one your honor.
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    If you do know, then do. But do it right. Otherwise, you may not be doing it long.

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