Learn how to troubleshoot using schematics like a real tech…

Click here to check out our structured, online appliance repair training courses for rookies and experienced techs.

FAQs | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Podcast | Contact

Stay connected with us...

Samurai on Facebook - become a fan today! Sign up for our free newsletter and keep up with all things Appliantology. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for lots of appliance repair tips and help! Follow the Samurai on Twitter and get timely morsels of Appliantological Wisdom! Subscribe to our MST Radio podcast to learn secrets of the trade.
  • Announcements

    • Samurai Appliance Repair Man

      Webinar Recordings Index Page   10/03/2017

      On-demand appliance repair training videos for Professional Appliantologist members Over 30 hours (and growing!) of original, high quality appliance training webinars developed and given by yours truly are at your fingertips, on topics you won't find anywhere else. Fill in those knowledge gaps, strengthen those areas of uncertainty, and boost your skills. Watch on mobile or desktop at your convenience whenever, wherever.  Ultra Short Primer on Basic Electricity, Circuits, Ohm's Law, and Schematic Reading (Length: 1:04:48) Basic Refrigerator Troubleshooting (Length: 1:10:45) Schematic Reading Workshop, 10/2015 (Length 1:19:08) Troubleshooting Strategies for Computer-Controlled Appliances (Length: 48:34) Semiconductors and PN Junctions (Length: 1:04:37) Appliance Temperature Sensing Devices & Technology (Length: 1:27:33) Voltage Measurements, Meters, Ghost Voltages, and Triac-controlled Neutrals (Length: 1:29:32) Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 1, 4/2016 (Length: 1:09:26) Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 2, 4/2016 (Length: 1:21:11) Tech Sheet Review, 4/9/2016: Bosch Speed Cooker, Amana Refrigerator, GE Glass Cooktop Range (Length: 1:22:58) Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) Switches used in Samsung Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) (Length: 27:07) PWM Computer Cooling Fan in a Whirlpool Refrigerator (Length: 14:53) Understanding AC Split-phase Household Power Supplies (Length: 52:41) Troubleshooting a Samsung Electric Dryer without Disassembly using Live Tests and the Schematic (Length: 22:47) Troubleshooting a Bosch Dishwasher No-Heat Problem using the Schematic and Live Tests (Length: 15:38) Linear Motors and Linear Compressors (Length: 55:54) Bi-directional PSC Drive Motor Systems in Whirlpool VM Washers (Length: 56:52) Appliance Service Call Structure and Troubleshooting Strategies (Length: 1:00:16) The Ten Step Troubleshooting Tango and Workshop Exercises (Length: 1:35:39) Troubleshooting Ten-Step Tango Advanced Workshop (Length: 1:32:06) Ten-Step Tango Troubleshooting Workshop: Refrigerators (Length: 1:35:57) Whirlpool Duet Washer Schematic Analysis & Whirlpool Dryer Moisture Sensor System (Length: 1:03:04) Neutral Vs. Ground, Inverter Microwave, Digital Communications, Loading Down in DC loads, and more! (Length: 1:14:45) Gas Oven Service Call After a Parts Changing Monkey (Length: 36:04) AFCI and GFCI Circuit Protection Technology (Length: 41:26) Troubleshooting Samsung Refrigerators and more (Length: 1:29:58) 3-way Valves and Dual Evaporator Refrigerators (Length: 1:15:45) Split-Phase Compressors and PTC Start Devices (Length: 1:11:57) Gas Dryer Ignition Systems (Length: 53:50) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 1 (Length: 43:07) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 2 (Length 1:09:09) To access these webinars and all the other info-goodies here at Appliantology, become a Professional Appliantologist today. If you need cost-effective, time-flexible, state-of-the-art appliance technical training, check out the Master Samurai Tech Academy.
    • Samurai Appliance Repair Man

      [Webinar] Samurai's Sealed System Sleuthing Secrets - 10/30/2017 @7PM ET   10/19/2017

      Having laid some theoretical groundwork in the last webinar, we're going to focus on practical considerations in this one. That means quick n’ dirty techniques for diagnosing sealed system problem using strategically chosen and skillfully interpreted temperature measurements.  Review homework from the first session on 10-2-2017. Home refrigerator practical design and operating rules-of-thumb useful for troubleshooting Practical application exercises Troubleshooting scenario exercise Techniques for making system temperature measurements for determining superheat and subcooling Sealed system diagnosis homework assignment (to be reviewed in the next webinar in this series) If you attended the first webinar in this series, this is your payday! We’re going to apply that keen, penetrating insight you now possess into money- and time-saving shortcuts you can use to diagnose real-world refrigeration systems on service calls. See this calendar event for more details                   

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Kurt01

Trane XE80 blower noise

Recommended Posts

Kurt01

I have a Trane XE80, model #TUD080C924H1, serial #K351TLJ1G - I think it might be a 1995.   

The furnace seems to run just fine except for some noise when the blower kicks in.   The noise does stop after a few minutes and although there is still some noise after that, its not the loud noise which seems to say a problem is developing.

I pulled the lower panel off and the blower fins seem to spin quite easily.   They are dirty though as is the whole bottom section.  Not terriably terriably dirty, but dirty yet the same.

I bought the house last year and my guess is that the furnace motor had never been oiled.   From looking in the lower area of the furnace it appears that a panel with a bunch of wires would need to be removed, the blower assembly unbolted thus allowing it to slide out.  

Guess what I don't know is if I'm on the right track or not.   Is the above how I need to get at the blower motor?   And if so, once I get it out, then what?   Does it seem that the noise is most likely fixable via oiling the motor?   What kind of oil?   Can anyone point me towards any drawings, preventative maint tips, etc?

Thank you so much for the help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

Bobice

Read my article Gas Heat Maintenance on this forum. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kurt01

Bobice - very nice writeup.   I have printed it and plan on following it to the 't' over the weekend.   Thank you for the instruction.

Now, if I may be so bold but to ask a couple more questions......

1) I believe the year of my Trane XE80 is a '95.   Since it is a bit old, I'm assuming that it most likely has the oil ports.   Is this a correct assumption?

2) I'm not sure I know what electric motor oil is.   Is that the lubricating spray in the can that you can get at Menards in the electrical section that is meant for electrical contacts, etc.?   I'm guessing its not 3-in-1 household oil nor automative oil.

3) Is there some kind of guide line as to how long a furnace should last?   For example, seems like the rule of thumb for a gas water heater is 10-12 years.   Anything for gas furnaces?

Thanks again for all the help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bobice

3 n 1 motor oil, comes in a blue and white can. Been using it for years. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites