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  1. #1
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    What exactly is the "limited lifetime" warranty on Trane heat exchangers. Is it prorated in some manner or what is the limited part?

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    Equipment warranty is limited to the original purchasers or the equipment. If you sell your house the equipment is no longer under warranty. Manufactures count on the fact that most people move a lot.

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    Originally posted by smarks
    Equipment warranty is limited to the original purchasers or the equipment. If you sell your house the equipment is no longer under warranty. Manufactures count on the fact that most people move a lot.
    Warranty is transferable to new owners, limited means limited to parts only.

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    Originally posted by rsmith46
    Originally posted by smarks
    Equipment warranty is limited to the original purchasers or the equipment. If you sell your house the equipment is no longer under warranty. Manufactures count on the fact that most people move a lot.
    Warranty is transferable to new owners, limited means limited to parts only.
    Yup.
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    Originally posted by millerman
    Originally posted by rsmith46
    Originally posted by smarks
    Equipment warranty is limited to the original purchasers or the equipment. If you sell your house the equipment is no longer under warranty. Manufactures count on the fact that most people move a lot.
    Warranty is transferable to new owners, limited means limited to parts only.
    Yup.
    Not exactly. Both are correct. Limited simply means limited to the exceptions that are noted in the warranty. Most times those exceptions will state parts only, no shipping costs or labor.

    However, the OP stated "limited Lifetime" which is a specific warranty usually pertaining only to heat exchangers and/or compressors. In this case "limited" usually refers to the original owner and is not transferrable. There will be a notation on the warranty as to how many years the warranty for those parts revert to if the home is sold.
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    Taken from here:http://www.trane.com/Residential/Dow.../esxv90Gas.pdf
    Trane warranties are in the homeowner's manuals which are found here: http://www.trane.com/Residential/Tra...rsManuals.aspx

    Limited Lifetime Warranty
    The primary and/or secondary heat exchanger when installed to serve a single family residence or single condominium is warranted to the original purchaser for use during his or her lifetime, provided the dwelling is the original purchaser’s primary, uninterrupted residence from the date of purchase until discovery or notice of a defect in the primary heat exchanger or secondary heat exchanger.

    The heat exchanger is warranted to a successor purchaser for a period of twenty (20) years from the date of original
    installation of the furnace, subject to proof of original purchase. Warrantor WILL AT ITS OPTION provide either a heat exchanger including secondary heat exchanger without charge F.O.B. nearest Parts Distribution point, or allow a credit in the amount of the then current wholesale price of an equivalent heat exchanger toward the purchase price of a comparable heating unit. Any local transportation, related service labor, air filters, and diagnosis calls, are not included.
    Almost correct, RoBo, except that the new homeowner gets 20 years from original date of installation. Bottom line...read your warranties!

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