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I've noticed several times this winter my heater not being on when it should be. My round Honeywell thermostat is set at 70 and this morning the thermometer read 64 (heater was not on). On these occasions, I "fix" the problem by placing the thermostat switch to OFF and then back to HEAT. The heater kicks on and warms the house. Is this a thermostat problem. Thanks...Bob Sent via Deja.com # Before you buy. I have a honeywell CT2700A1019. The themostat is set at 66 and is reading 57. The blower is blowing but the air is cold.

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with my thermostat. I thought I had solved the problem by replacing the batteries on Sunday, but today (Tuesday) I had to reset the furnace by turning it off. Any suggestions? Jackie

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Go to: http://yourhome.honeywell.com/Consumer/Cultures/en-US/Support/Thermostat+Wizard/

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