There are reasons why many homeowners are looking for a Trane AC reset button. Like any other appliance, when there’s a problem, the electrical components of your Air Conditioner need a restart. Sometimes, your unit will begin to function normally again after a reset.
Do Trane AC units have a reset button? Unfortunately, Trane air conditioner and heat pump most likely does not have a reset button.
The air conditioner reset button location is in the outdoor unit. This button tends to be yellow or red, and it should be clearly marked as a “reset button.” An AC reset button is a high-pressure reset that is used to protect your system from further damage.
You may need to reset your Trane air conditioning system if the thermostat is malfunctioning or is not improperly adjusted. You may also need to reset your unit when it has experienced problems.
So, the next question is, How do you reset your Trane air conditioning unit?
How to Reset Trane Air Conditioner
Although Trane air conditioners (and heat pumps) do not have a reset button, you still have an option to reset your unit through the circuit breaker and from the thermostat.
Resetting Trane AC through Circuit Breaker
First, turn off the power supply connected to your compressor unit. You can do this through the shutdown panel located next to the unit. Once the power supply is off, shut down the power supply through the unit breaker from the circuit breaker box.
Disconnecting the system component from the power supply will ensure that your Trane air conditioning unit gets divested of any power. Give the system 15-30 minutes to cool down before plugging it back into the power supply.
Before turning on the AC unit breaker, ensure that the thermostat is set in “cool” mode.
How to Reset Trane Thermostat
The following step-by-step guide will explain some of the procedures you can do to reset the Trane thermostat.
For Model XL824, 850, or 1050.
- Make sure that your Trane AC is idle before proceeding!
- On the thermostat screen, press Menu.
- Select Settings.
- Select Reboot.
- Press Yes to confirm and allow the thermostat to reboot. The reboot process will take several minutes to complete.
For old Trane Thermostat Models
- Make sure that your Trane HVAC system is idle before proceeding.
- Locate the switch for your thermostat in the breaker box.
- Flip the switch to the off position for 20-30 seconds.
- Return the switch to the on position. The reboot process will take several minutes to complete.
You can also use this process to reboot the XL824/850/1050 Trane thermostat models if you cannot use the on-screen reboot process.
Your Trane air conditioner will perform most efficiently when you let the thermostat control it. Turning the system on and off manually is usually much less efficient. So let the thermostat do its job. We suggest maintaining the temperature setting at 78°F for cooling and 68°F for heating.
However, you can specify the temperature setting that satisfies your comfort level. The point is, once you’ve set the thermostat, keep subsequent adjustments to a minimum.
When your AC is not in use for a few days or in moderate outdoor temperatures, don’t let the outdoor unit run unnecessarily. Lower the thermostat setting to 55°F in the winter. And raise it to 85°F in summer. Then when you want to use your AC again, or when temperature conditions dictate, you can reset the Trane AC system, and it will resume making your home comfortable again.
Resetting Trane AC units is a simple do-it-yourself task. If none of the above methods work, your system could be experiencing problems. To properly troubleshoot the problems and repair your air conditioner, you should talk to a professional HVAC technician. Also, attempts “do‑it‑yourself” repairs on an in‑warranty unit may void the remainder of your warranty.