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Alarm is going off on my train XR80. I am in the Dallas Area

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Customer: Alarm is going off on my train XR80. I am in the Dallas Area and we are getting alot of rain and there is water on the filter and at bottom of floor. which we are cleaning
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: trane XR80. Alarm inside of unit wont go off. has a good solid flame, water on filter. Goes on when the heater goes off Thanks Kathleen
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Katherine what type of alarm are you referring to?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
from the Trane xr80. Like a loud beeping like a smoke alarm. Thought it was my carbon monxide/fire alarms from the hallway but it was coming from the heater. The flame is good, filter was changed last week.
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

The furnace itself does not have an alarm.I suspect this is something that was installed by installation company in the field. Could be a float switch or something.Can you provide a picture of this alarm?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know what it looks like. All I did was open everything up, aired it out and took the filter out and put it back in . Cleaned water off of filter and floor. turned the thermostat down, then turned it off for a few minutes and and just turned it on and the alarms is not going.
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

I am not sure exactly what the alarm is unless as mentioned, the installer installed some type of a water level alarm.The Trane XR 80 does not have any type of audible alarm from factory.There is a control board that has blinking lights to indicate a problem but nothing audible.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is quite now. I guess I will call the home warranty company to send some one out tomorrow if possible. I am hoping it is the 6 inches of rain with heavy wind am getting that is causing this problem. Thanks. I just wanted the alarm to go off.
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

If you have any more problems se if you can pinpoint where the sound is coming from exactly and we will go from there.

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