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How to Reset Trane Thermostat

You might own a Trane thermostat, such as the XL824, 850, or 1050. You may also have an older model. Your unit may fall upon strange operational issues, and you might want to know what you can try before you need to contact a technician for help. The following article will explain some of the procedures you can do if your Trane thermostat doesn’t operate the way it should. 

To reset a Trane thermostat, first, locate the thermostat’s main interface. Press and hold the ‘System’ button. While holding it, press and hold the two buttons on the bottom left for approximately five seconds until the display screen resets. Release all buttons and wait for the thermostat to reboot, which will complete the reset process.

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If you have an older thermostat system, you’ll need to reboot it using a different method. You will need to locate the circuit breaker box for your thermostat and then flip it to the “Off” position. Wait for 20 or 30 seconds, then flip it back to the “On” position. The unit will then reboot, and its processes will take a few minutes to complete. This procedure works for non-smart models, and it also works for smart models if you experience issues getting those models to respond to your touch. 

How to Reset Trane Thermostat to Factory Settings

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You may need to reset your Trane thermostat back to factory settings one day. Going to factory settings is a little more involved than a reboot, as you may have to take extra steps after doing it. 

You can use a quick method to reset the Trane thermostat to factory settings. Removing it from the wall and the wiring will deactivate its electrical connection. You can then wait a few minutes and reconnect it to reset. You could also use a more thorough method, as explained below.

How to Reset Trane Thermostat Wi-Fi

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You may have a circumstance that requires you to reset the Wi-Fi on your Trane thermostat. This is a several-step process that will require your full attention and concentration. 

To reset the Wi-Fi on your Trane thermostat, you will first need to find your circuit breakers and turn off all circuits associated with your HVAC system. That will include the furnace, AC, heat pump, air handler, and the like. You’ll need to leave all items shut down for one minute.

If you own a heat pump, you will need to leave that circuit off for at least five entire minutes before turning it back on. You can then walk to your thermostat once you switch the circuit back to the “On” position. You’ll need to allow the thermostat to reboot, and the process may take up to five minutes to complete. 

You’ll have to calibrate the screen by pressing it five times so that it recognizes your touch once it comes back on. Give it several minutes to load after that. The system will be up and running if all you need is a fresh reboot. 

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If you need to reconnect your unit to the Wi-Fi system, you can do so by going to “Menu,” “Settings,” “Network,” and “Connect to Wi-Fi Network” from the home screen. Look for the appropriate Wi-Fi connection, select it, and enter your password to connect. 

How to Reset Trane Thermostat After Power Outage

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If you experience a power outage, the chances are high that your Trane thermostat will revert to factory settings. The problem with factory settings is that it might set itself to a gas furnace and AC setting. That will be an issue if you have a heat pump. Thus, you’ll need to ensure that you set it correctly after an outage.

After a power outage, you’ll need to first hit the “Menu” button to reset your Trane thermostat. Keep hitting the “Next” button after that until you get to the “Service” menu. Hold the “Select” button down until you see a new screen that says “Installer Settings.”

Select “Installer Settings” and then select “Equipment Type.” Select “HP” for a heat pump. Hit “Done” after that and then hit “Next.” Select the appropriate number of outdoor unit stages and then hit “Next.” You’ll then have to select the type of system you’re using. Go through all the menu options and ensure that they are set to match your unit. Proceed as usual. 

How to Reset Trane Thermostat Filter/Filter Indicator

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You might need to reset the Filter Indicator on your Trane thermostat. You can do that in a few easy steps if you need to edit or correct the information. 

To reset the Trane thermostat filter indicator, you’ll need to press the filter button three times and then hold it for three seconds. Then you’ll need to press the “Increase” button on the right and increase the number as much as you can. Hit the filter button again to finish the process.

How to Reset Trane Thermostat Blank Screen

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A blank screen on a Trane thermostat is a common issue that occurs. Its causes can range from something easily fixable to an issue that requires an experienced technician to repair. You can do some troubleshooting to get to the heart of the problem.

Remove your Trane thermostat from the wall and check the batteries if you see a blank screen on it. Weak or dead batteries can easily cause the screen to flicker or fail to come on. Replace the batteries and then turn the device on to see if what you did worked. 

Another common reason for blank screens on Trane thermostats is a tripped circuit breaker. Thus, the next step is to go where your fuses and circuits are and flip the thermostat’s breaker box to the “Off” position for at least 30 seconds. Put the switch back into the “On” position and see if that resolves your problem. 

Another thing to check if you still see a blank screen is the drain pan to the HVAC system itself. Your unit may have a switch that kicks out when an overflow occurs. Take a few minutes to inspect the unit to see if you find a leak. Contact a technician if none of those tactics resolves the issue you’re having. You may need a professional to perform more extensive testing to pinpoint the issue. In some cases, the screens go blank because of dirty components or broken items that only a technician can replace. 

How to Reset Trane Thermostat Schedule

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Scheduling is a  handy feature on the Trane thermostat that allows you to personalize your heat and cooling settings the way you want them. You can easily set your scheduled times by touching the “Set/Day/Clock/Schedule” button on the device, hitting “Set Schedule,” and toggling through the prompts. However, you might need to reset the settings you entered or change something. You can do that by clearing the device of all previous settings. 

To reset the schedule you’ve set on your Trane thermostat, you’ll need to find the “Hold” button next to the directional buttons. Hold it down until it erases all the existing schedules you have set. You can then enter a manual mode and set the thermostat to your desired temperature. 

How to Unlock Trane Thermostat

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Your Trane thermostat comes with a convenient lock and unlock feature for your security and comfort. 

To unlock your Trane thermostat, you can place your fingers on the – and + buttons simultaneously for five seconds. Your device will unlock itself after having the buttons pressed for at least five minutes. If you have a unit with a padlock icon, you’ll need to select that symbol to unlock the unit.  

You’ll have to enter the unlock code you created when you first locked your device. The up and down buttons will help you select the numbers for the code. 

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