There is a reader of this website asking and wanting to know what capacitor a Trane XE1000 uses. Trane xe1000 have a dual capacitor. It is two capacitors inside one can. The 40/5 mean 40 micro farad/ 5 micro farad. One capacitor is for the condenser, the other is for the fan.
The life expectancy of a run capacitor is about 20 years. The more your Trane XE1000 AC is used, the lower the age range becomes. However, if your Trane XE100 capacitor is over ten years old and the system starts to act funny, the capacitor is the most common culprit.
Trane XE1000 Capacitor Size
The size of Trane XE1000 Capacitor can be found in your user manual or just look up at the label.
Most of the trane xe1000 capacitors have a label on them indicating what size they are. If you can get in to look at the labels on the fan motor and compressor it should say in what size capacitors they need. 45/7.5 capacitor seems right for a Trane 2.5 ton system.
What you need to do when the trane xe1000 label is missing for one or any reason is call a local HVAC company and tell them you diagnosed a capacitor bad buts its missing a label. Or calling the local supply house that sells Trane. You need to give them the model and serial number, and then ask for the trane xe1000 capacitor size.
How to Replace Trane XE1000 Capacitor?
There are not parts of the Trane XE1000 capacitor that can be repaired, so once it fails or begins to fail, the only option is a replacement.
Replacing Trane capacitor isn’t hard and can be done with simple tools and materials, most of which you may already have.
HVAC capacitors are designed to provide high voltages when fully charged, so improper handling can cause electrical shock. When replacing a capacitor there are several safety rules you should follow: 1. Never ever touch capacitor terminals. 2. Never short the terminals with a metal object.
Here’s a brief overview of how to replace your Trane XE1000 capacitor:
- Remove power disconnect or turn off power to the AC.
- Remove the access panel.
After removing, find and inspect the old capacitor to see if it’s the cause of the problem.
- Note the old capacitor’s capacitance and voltage rating.
Note the make and model of AC equipment to ensure you acquire the right replacement. If you replace the capacitor with one that has a lower voltage rating, excessive strain will be placed on the capacitor significantly shortening its lifespan.
- Discharge and dismount the old capacitor.
Before dismounting, make sure to label the wires to ensure you connect the new capacitor to the correct terminals.
- Install the new capacitor.
Position the new capacitor in place of the old one and reattach wires to the correct terminals.
- Turn the power back on and test.
If it doesn’t function, turn power back off, discharge the capacitor and check the wire leads to make sure they were attached correctly.
Trane XE1000 Capacitor Price
The Trane Xe1000 capacitor price ranges from $10 to $50 depending on the voltage, capacitye, and subtype.
You might not find a capacitor labeled as Trane XE1000 Capacitor. Many Trane Air Conditioners can be fitted with capacitors from other models and/or even other manufacturers as long as the part has the right specifications as the old capacitor.