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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnSlow View Post
    I dug around on the Copeland Scroll website and found the warranty info. It wasn't easy, their website is not the easiest to navigate.

    Given your info, I could have missed something on their site...
    Actually the warranty is through the mfg. of the unit you buy not Copeland, so go to a mfg. website Trane, Ruud, etc. to get warranty info for the compressor itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnSlow View Post
    Are you saying warranties are just pieces of paper? NOOOOOO!!!!!!!
    what i'm saying is just because a unit has a better warranty, doesn't make it a better unit! that's all!. according to real estate sales, americans live in a house an average of 7 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    Actually the warranty is through the mfg. of the unit you buy not Copeland, so go to a mfg. website Trane, Ruud, etc. to get warranty info for the compressor itself.
    Interesting...I did not know that.

    I just checked the unit and while there is no name brand visible, the manufacturing sticker says Goodman Manufacturing. Their website states warranty info similar or better than Trane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MM#7 View Post
    what i'm saying is just because a unit has a better warranty, doesn't make it a better unit! that's all!. according to real estate sales, americans live in a house an average of 7 years!
    and have 2.3 kids!

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    Here is what I have learned about warranties

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnSlow View Post
    Are you saying warranties are just pieces of paper? NOOOOOO!!!!!!!
    Warranty length is NOT indicative of quality. For instance... menards can put "Lifetime Warranty" on their Tool Shop line of tools.

    When you use the tool.... it breaks or malfunctions immediately...... Do you really want it replaced with another piece of junk just like it?????


    P.S. I am not calling Trane cheap, I just used Tool Shop as an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    Mr. Bill...you are an encyclopedia of HVAC knowledge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnSlow View Post
    Interesting...I did not know that.

    I just checked the unit and while there is no name brand visible, the manufacturing sticker says Goodman Manufacturing. Their website states warranty info similar or better than Trane.
    I am going nuts! did someone install a Trane "whole" unit? or just the compressor? or did they install now a "Goodman" unit or just the compressor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    I am going nuts! did someone install a Trane "whole" unit? or just the compressor? or did they install now a "Goodman" unit or just the compressor?
    no, they put a goooooodman compressor in a trane unit!

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    sounds like the op had only the compressor replaced on the outside. All compressor replacements (small 10 ton and less) only come with a one year warranty, including Trane. The only way you get a longer warranty is replacing the entire outdoor unit with a "dry charged" R-22 unit (usually 5 year warranty) most of these various brands have a copeland scroll installed in them or replacing the entire system (outdoor unit + indoor coil) with a new R-410A system. This requires a lineset flush or a lineset replacement and the reflected installed price will be significantly higher than just the compressor or outside unit. Most all new systems, not just Trane come with a 10 year warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MM#7 View Post
    no, they put a goooooodman compressor in a trane unit!
    Goodman don't make compressors, how did they do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superfittertech View Post
    sounds like the op had only the compressor replaced on the outside. All compressor replacements (small 10 ton and less) only come with a one year warranty, including Trane. The only way you get a longer warranty is replacing the entire outdoor unit with a "dry charged" R-22 unit (usually 5 year warranty) most of these various brands have a copeland scroll installed in them or replacing the entire system (outdoor unit + indoor coil) with a new R-410A system. This requires a lineset flush or a lineset replacement and the reflected installed price will be significantly higher than just the compressor or outside unit. Most all new systems, not just Trane come with a 10 year warranty.

    I would have told him all that but I could not figure out what actually happened, Thanks!
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    How old is your Trane unit? the Compressor could have still been in warranty.
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