Trane air conditioner troubleshooting. If a good amount of dust and debris has gathered within the different parts of your Trane air conditioner system, there could be some issues that you need to be aware of.
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It’s important to make sure everything is clean so that there aren’t any problems later on down the road or in the near future when it comes to maintaining proper conditions for every member of your household.
Trane air conditioner troubleshooting
The Trane Air Conditioning troubleshooting tips listed here primarily focus on immediate corrective actions. These tips are in order of the most direct to the least:
The Trane central air conditioner is not cooling
If a furnace with a run capacitor is malfunctioning, it may throw errors on the furnace control board. The most common error indicates that the run capacitor needs to be replaced.
To replace the run capacitor, use a multimeter to test for continuity. The new run capacitor should have the same readings as other components in the circuit.
If you find that there is no continuity in the dual run capacitor but there is continuity in all other components of the circuit, you can safely conclude that either a defective motor or some other problem exists, and replacing the condenser might resolve this issue.
Incoming Power issue
The central air-conditioning unit is powered by 240 volts of electricity. Electricity travels from the power supply to the condenser unit, and then to the compressor.
It also runs through a fuse panel (commonly a breakers box) that enables you to turn off power outside. If power isn’t reaching the cooler fan, one or more fuses may have blown, or your circuit breaker might have tripped (that would be associated with it).
To find out if fuses are responsible for this issue, use your multimeter to make sure they are functioning properly. You can replace these as needed.
Replace the condenser fan motor
To troubleshoot the condenser motor, inspect the capacitor. If you see any damage or if it looks warped, replace it. Then, check to see if that fixes the problem.
Next, test for faulty wiring by setting your multimeter to AC voltage mode and seeing if the motor gets power. If everything checks out properly and the condenser fan still isn’t spinning, replace the motor.
The Trane central air conditioner is noisy
A furnace Contactor is a mechanism that tells the furnace to turn on and which runs the blower and ignition. A common cause of contactor failure is the presence of foreign materials on or around it. If this exists, clean it off.
As with many things that control power, mechanical wear and age can also damage or render your contactor useless. If your system fails to operate but there are no visible signs of wear or damage, you probably need one.
Changing a faulty part might not require special tools beyond electrical gloves and a screwdriver. To troubleshoot if your contactor is faulty you can either use one of the continuity lights for testing purposes or test on an electrical appliance first before changing out parts in case it’s something else causing trouble like a bad capacitor fuse or breaker switch.
The condensing unit does not run
If the Contact fails on the wall thermostat, your HVAC system will shut down completely. The failure can be with the condenser fan motor or compressor, but those two components won’t start up without the help of the condensing unit for your AC system.
This board is responsible for turning those components on, ensuring they run at the right time of day, and regulating when they should switch off.
If there’s a failure at that level and control board then both of your appliances will automatically shut down. The good news is that it’s easy enough to get it fixed.
You just need a technician to come around and troubleshoot the problem. They’ll be able to inspect the run capacitor on your air conditioner unit so you can have everything fixed up in no time.