Trane thermostat reset: how to do that?

Now there are more and more inventions that help you take full control of your HVAC system and make your life much more comfortable.

One of these inventions is the thermostat, namely the Trane thermostat, but for many users, the question has become how exactly to reset the Trane thermostat, in case of a malfunction.

What are HVAC systems? 

Let’s start with what an HVAC system is. An HVAC professional system is a tool with which you can control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. That is, you can control the entire system.

Heat pump

A lot of people might also be considering: what is a heat pump? This is a device that helps to recycle energy and air from the street for use in the house.

What is a Trane thermostat? 

A Trane thermostat is a device that is a remote control for the HVAC professional system, on which you can also see the characteristics of the room temperature, air humidity, etc.

How to reset Trane thermostat to factory settings? 

Below you can find instructions, which will be an answer to the question “How do I reset my thermostat?” especially if you are having Trane AC thermostat, but for regular Trane thermostat factory settings it will be still useful. 

Step 1

First, you need to deactivate your thermostat if it has some function, for example, connected to an air conditioner.

Step 2 (circuit breaker)

You need to find a circuit breaker. Check where exactly the breaker box can be located. Also, you need to have access to the air conditioner controller.

Step 3

After that, disconnect the air conditioner from the breaker by lowering the lever with your finger. Do this carefully so as not to damage the electrical system of your home.

Step 4

Now you will have to remove the Trane thermostat from the wall. Do this very carefully so as not to damage the wiring and connection to the HVAC system. After a minute or a minute and a half, return the thermostat to its place.

Step 5

It is better not to immediately turn on the thermostat, but let it reconnect to the system and only after a few seconds press the power button.

Step 6

Now turn on the thermostat and Trane air conditioner. Make sure that everything works well, and also check if you were able to reset the device to factory settings.

Why does a Trane thermostat blank screen appear? 

Blank screen is the problem that scares Trane thermostat users the most and can be solved by resetting it. However, where does it come from?

Firstly, maybe you just need to recharge the thermostat because when the charge is low, the display will not be able to show normal information, instead, it will be a Trane thermostat blank screen.

Secondly, the problem may also be in the wiring between the thermostat and the HVAC system, which may cause a blank screen.

Thirdly, if you have a software issue, such as a system overload, the thermostat screen may either not respond or simply go blank.

Fourthly, there may be a problem in the circuit breaker box, from which there is no connection between the HVAC system and the thermostat. Try to pull the electricity lever in the circuit breaker box with your finger to reactivate the thermostat, if it doesn’t work, the issue may be not only in the thermostat but also in the electrical system as a whole.

Fifth, the problem of a blank screen could be broken software. In this case, it is best to contact the technical center or user manual.

Trane thermostat blank screen reset 

You can also try to solve the problem with the blank screen yourself, although it is better to use the help of specialists or use a Trane thermostat replacement.

First, you can change the batteries inside the thermostat. To do this, remove it from the wall, open the battery compartment and replace them with new ones. After that, check if your blank screen is gone.

Secondly, you can try to solve the problem with a circuit breaker. To do this, you need to find the switch block inside the breaker and switch it off, then wait a minute or half a minute and turn it on again.

Trane thermostat Wi-Fi reset 

It could also be that you just want to reset the Wi-Fi of your Trane thermostat, for example, because you are connected to a new network.

To do this, you must first use the circuit breaker again and turn off all the levers in it, including even the air conditioner, heat pump, and furnace, if you have a gas furnace, you won’t be able to turn it off using the breaker. All components of your HVAC system must be turned off.

After that, wait a minute and turn everything back on. Reset your thermostat, go to Settings and connect to the Wi-Fi system.

Reset Trane thermostat after a power outage 

A power outage will cause the Trane thermostat to be unable to adjust itself again, even the air conditioner, will be at factory settings.

You need to open the menu and find the option “installer settings” and “hardware type”. Here, you will need to select all the outdoor units that were previously controlled by the thermostat. Once you have selected the desired outdoor unit stages, all you have to do is select the type of system and make sure that all settings are selected correctly.

Now you only need to check whether everything is controlled by the thermostat again and in the event of a repeated power outage, repeat the same steps.

Filter indicator reset 

Also, for many users, the question is how to reset the filter indicator on the Trane thermostat.

You do not need to mass shut down the entire HVAC system and Trane thermostats here. To do this, follow the instructions.

You need to press the button three times, which is responsible for activating the filter, and for the fourth time do not release, but keep pressing for a few seconds. After that, you need to maximize the number that appears on the screen and, after pressing the filter button again, wait until the process is completed.

Schedule reset 

Perhaps the schedule does not suit you, or you have made too many adjustments there, and it takes too long to delete each of them.

In this case, you will also need to turn off the thermostat and resume its operation. You just need to go to the schedule tab.

First, you have to press the “hold” button until you notice that all previous schedules disappear. After that, you can start creating new schedules for using certain devices for air temperature.

Unlocking Trane thermostat 

Trane thermostat unlock is a unique feature that will greatly help you troubleshoot and learn how to reset your Trane thermostat.

To unlock the thermostat, you need to press both the negative and positive buttons at the same time. However, if you can’t find these buttons, you may have a button with a padlock icon instead, click on it.

After pressing the buttons, you will be asked for an unlock code, this code cannot be found anywhere since you had to come up with it yourself, even when you first activated the thermostat.


How do you reboot a Trane thermostat?

This is very easy to do. First, make sure the HVAC system is deactivated. After that, open the Trane thermostat, click on the menu icon in the bottom-left corner and select the “settings” option next to “Schedules and Presets”. Inside the settings, you will see the “Reboot” function, which is located in the lower-right corner.

How do you reset a Trane controller?

You can reset your Trane controller by opening the Trane thermostat. Then just hold down the two plus and minus buttons. If the thermostat does not work after this, the problem may be batteries or dirt inside the thermostat, check that everything is fine with the system. Refer to the user manual if the problem persists.

How do you recalibrate a Trane thermostat? 

You need to go to the settings of your Trane thermostat and click on the thermometer icon with the name thermostat. You will then be able to select the Indoor Calibration option, after which the process of recalibrating the temperature and humidity in your room will begin.  
If you followed all the instructions, but the process did not start, you can try to reset the thermostat and try again.


The Trane thermostat is a great system to help you fully control the temperature and humidity in your room, but the key is to know how to use the tool and troubleshoot.

We hope that after reading this article, you fully understand the operation of the Trane thermostat along with the entire HVAC system.

Moreover, now you know how to properly reset Trane thermostat and also what resetting methods are, depending on the conditions and characteristics that you want to reset in your Trane thermostat. 

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