HVAC

Have HVAC questions? Ask an HVAC Expert for answers

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a Trane XB80 residential unit, It leaks on the filter…

Customer Question
I have a Trane XB80...
I have a Trane XB80 residential unit, It leaks on the filter and trickles down the side. I've cleaned the drain and it flows well now & the leaking down the side has stopped. Do I need to go inside to the pan for leaks ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: HVAC
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own HVAC Question
Answered in 29 minutes by:
5/22/2015
HVAC Technician: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 3 years ago
Phil
Phil, Mechanical Engineer
Category: HVAC
Satisfied Customers: 9,793
Experience: Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial
Verified
Welcome! We keep going until you have all of the information you need.[b/]. Extensive training & coaching also available.
You have fixed the direct cause of the leak, the pan inside most likely does not leak, cleaning it is never a bad idea however. Those can build up good sized globs of mold and slime.
..
We are on the honor system here. Please remember to rate my service before you leave today. If you need anything else, just let me know. You can continue asking follow-up questions at no additional charge.
Ask Your Own HVAC Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Hello. In reference to the answer, I don't think the leak is fixed because: on initial start up there was lots of water escaping. the next morning there is water still dripping down the center of the unit wetting the filter. All of the side overflow has stopped. Residual overflow has stopped but the filter getting wet which gets on the wall. Is there a drawing of the unit I can have to troubleshoot the issue before I open it up?
HVAC Technician: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 3 years ago
Hello again,
http://screencast.com/t/zvoM1rsp4
copy/ paste that to your browser please.
You can get leaks down through the center of the furnace in two ways.
1. A rusted out or cracked drain pan,
2. or as shown in the blue drip pathway I have shown on one of my earlier drawings, from some hair or pieces of lint or mold on the face of the coil, that bypasses the drain pan.
Let me know what you think, we can go from there.
.
Ask Your Own HVAC Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a hvac technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Phil Your Own Question
Phil
Phil
Phil, Mechanical Engineer
Category: HVAC
Satisfied Customers: 9,793
9,793 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial

Phil is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Phil

Phil

Mechanical Engineer

9,793 satisfied customers

Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial

Rick Mather

Rick Mather

HVAC Technician

3,133 satisfied customers

35 years experience, HVAC

Matthew

Matthew

HVAC Technician

2,014 satisfied customers

14 years experience in the HVAC field of service, installation, Manual J & D calculations

Brian HVAC Guy

Brian HVAC Guy

HVAC Technician

1,024 satisfied customers

I have been an HVAC/R mechanic/technician for 30+ years.

Kenton Guidry

Kenton Guidry

HVAC Technician

963 satisfied customers

12 years install/service experience.

Rick Ridley

Rick Ridley

UK Heating Engineer

871 satisfied customers

Retired But have had 30 years on the tools, Ex CORGI

Tom

Tom

HVAC Technician

770 satisfied customers

16+yrs HVAC/R service. Residential Commerical Industrial

< Previous | Next >

Related HVAC Questions
RBHP 25J11SH7 - water is leaking from the bottom of the
RBHP 25J11SH7 - water is leaking from the bottom of the unit. There does not seem to be a drip pan in the unit as the filter is on the bottom. … read more
Airheatman
Airheatman
Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor
6 years college
1,836 satisfied customers
My air handler is in the attic and has a drain problem and
My air handler is in the attic and has a drain problem and way to much condensation, had a HVAC company out and they suggested moving it to the garage instead of the attic to solve these issues … read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
9,793 satisfied customers
My Ruud 80 up flow air conditioning unit is leaking
My Ruud 80 up flow air conditioning unit is leaking condensate at the bottom of the unit on the right side. I checked the condensate pump and lines. OK CHECKED and cleaned the evaporator indoor coil a… read more
Airheatman
Airheatman
Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor
6 years college
1,836 satisfied customers
My air handler is dripping on the side inside the unit. It's
My air handler is dripping on the side inside the unit. It's 15 yrs old, Trane model #TWE030C14FBO. If it's a cracked drain pan, can it be sealed? Its a vertical unit with the filter on the bottom of … read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
9,793 satisfied customers
Believe it or not we have an air handler still alive from
Believe it or not we have an air handler still alive from 1987. The Model is a TWV725A140A0 with a heater model BAY96X140??. We had a HVAC service company come out a couple months ago and clean the un… read more
HvacmanSean
HvacmanSean
Owner
HVAC
233 satisfied customers
My TRANE is not cooling the home. The system stops and starts
My TRANE is not cooling the home. The system stops and starts however never reaching set temperature. Its a heat pump system. I noticed the thermostat display goes on and off. My thermostat gets power… read more
gotoman for ac
gotoman for ac
HVAC Service manager and owner
Associate Degree
4,135 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a Fridigaire 18K split a/c in my bedroom. It
Hello, I have a Fridigaire 18K split a/c in my bedroom. It recently started leaking water onto the floor. This has happened before and I've simply lifted the bottom of the unit away from the wall slig… read more
Mike
Mike
Service Tech/ Installer
High School or GED
149 satisfied customers
Hi I have a nordyne e3 series downflow a/c and heat pump air
Hi I have a nordyne e3 series downflow a/c and heat pump air hendler. Model #E3EB-015H. The coils keep leaking water from the inside of the coil down onto the blower. Oh it is new has done this from d… read more
servtech50
servtech50
HVAC/R service tech
216 satisfied customers
NOMA air conditioner/dehumidifier/fan model(NNN) NNN-NNNN8 leaks
NOMA air conditioner/dehumidifier/fan model(NNN) NNN-NNNN8 leaks when used. what is causing this?… read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
I have a townhome in Florida. Installed downstairs is the Trane
I have a townhome in Florida. Installed downstairs is the Trane model TWE036P13FB0. A few weeks ago I noted some mold on the drywall that is under the unit (it basically sits on a box made of two by f… read more
Regan Land
Regan Land
General Manager
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
508 satisfied customers
I have a goodman air handler. Not in the attic but standing
I have a goodman air handler. Not in the attic but standing in a closet. There is no emergency pan. It has a pump. It keeps leaking water out of the corner of the unit near the drain line. the line is… read more
gotoman for ac
gotoman for ac
HVAC Service manager and owner
Associate Degree
4,135 satisfied customers
I have a trane xb80 and it seems the condensation drain is
I have a trane xb80 and it seems the condensation drain is plugged as the overflow drip pan fills daily and a float turns off the unit. Draining the pan by hand allows the unit to come on again until … read more
Phil
Phil
Mechanical Engineer
Degree, Mech Engr Technology
9,793 satisfied customers
my trane WPRD02671****** is leaking alot of water dripping
my trane WPRD02671****** is leaking alot of water dripping from the coils down. It is an indoor unit for a condo. Any ideas what the problem is?… read more
Matthew
Matthew
HVAC Technician
Bachelor's Degree
2,014 satisfied customers
I have a trane xb80 gas furnace. I just noticed the overfow
I have a trane xb80 gas furnace. I just noticed the overfow condensate pan on the floor is filled with water and is draining properly. How do I check/clean the primary condensate drain?… read more
TimVZ26
TimVZ26
Service Foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
157 satisfied customers
I was having some ac problems today.... I have a condo (ground
I was having some ac problems today.... I have a condo (ground floor) with a large closet that houses my small electrical water heater and ac/ heat pump. They both drain into drain. The drain has been… read more
Rick Mather
Rick Mather
HVAC Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,133 satisfied customers
I have a Trane variable speed a/c model TWEO65E13FA1 with
I have a Trane variable speed a/c model: TWEO65E13FA1 with a stopped drain in the pan. I need to know which panel is removable to allow me to access the pan.… read more
Mark Henley
Mark Henley
HVAC Controls DDC
3,209 satisfied customers
I have a Carrier split system, model 38YCC. Unit is approx
I have a Carrier split system, model 38YCC. Unit is approx 9 years old, we bought house last year. When I started using the a/c this summer, water was dripping out of air duct onto garage floor. The c… read more
Rick Mather
Rick Mather
HVAC Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,133 satisfied customers
My unit is above my hot water heater. The coils on my ac are
My unit is above my hot water heater. The coils on my ac are condensating so much that it is soaking the filter. I have resorted to putting pans under the opening. I have cleaned the plastic drain pan… read more
Billy
Billy
Journeyman Service Technician
State Licensed Mechanical Contractor
9,330 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x