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Question DetailsAsked on 11/28/2013

How much should it cost for a new gas furnace control panel including installation?

The fan will blow but the air is not hot. It was diagnosed and determined that I will need a new control panel. The unit is a 1998 Trane XE 90 gas furnace. Model #TXC031C4HPB1. Thanks in advance!

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The Trane website shows two control boards (shows no control "panel", so I presume you meant board) in this model furnace - $175 and $295 purchase cost respectively. I am not familiar with this particular model (it appears to be a quite low priced model) but found an HVAC installer site that says 2 hours labor to install boards, which sounds like it should more than cover any board replacement I have seen. So, 2 hours labor at probably $75-150/hour is about $150-300 labor on top of $175-470 in board(s), plus maybe $195 ignitor if needed to make it work - so could be anything from $325-$1000 depending on what items need replacing to make it work again - potentially close to half the cost of a new one in the worst case.

Unfortunately, from blogs and installer comments and the several hundred comments on the Trane website this model, which came out in 2000, appears to have a real problem with board failures and false codes from the boards, and commonly it appears the ignitor has to be changed out with the board ($195 additional) for the new boards to recognize the ignitor circuit correctly and set the correct ignitor "hot" time, and from comments they appear to commonly have problems with digital thermostats as well, resulting in shutdowns for several hours before they will reset and restart.

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