Hi our system works great! But during the summer our thermostat broke and replaced it with ritetemp 6022 model. The a/c worked great, but now winter is here and the heater wont turn on. I need to know where I can go to find out what my 4 wires do. I have white, green, red, and yellow. But I understand that they can mean anything. I thought that we connected the wires from the old thermostat the same, but apparenlty not. Pleas help we live in South Texas and are not use to 50 degree weather, My kids and I are freezing.! Thank You, Norma
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To replace the batteries in the Ritetemp 8082C thermostat, first switch the Mode switch to Off and the Fan switch to Auto (if they aren't currently in that state). Press up on the catch on the bottom of the thermostat and swing the body of the thermostat away from the back plate on the wall. The lift up to remove the body of the thermostat from the base. Turn the body of the thermostat over to see the battery compartment at the top of the back of the thermostat.
You should always include model number in requests. More info is better. In general, there is a setting for Heat and cold on cheaper thermostats. Mine is like that. It works for heating in winter and you must switch it to "cool" for summer. I assume you do have an AC unit for summer. Who wired it up? was it ever working? Did it get installed during winter? The wiring may be wrong, there are a lot of possible ways to wire. If you are not good at that (and why would you be here if you were?) better get a tech to check it out. In the old days, Edison might send out a tech for free to advise (not fix) if there is a possibility of short (dangerous).
Tried this on my unit today, and observed the same results, but got Aux Heat (with A setting), if the H (blue wire) connected to B terminal, as per instructions for my 6036 Ritetemp. However, in this case, when the set temp is reached, I hear the click, but HVAC still blows aux heat indefinitely.
I also have RUUD UBEA 17J10..., and replaced my old honeywell with 6036, and can't get heat pump working. Both of my units are 14 years old, so I'm thinking to replace them soon.
You may have to remove your filter & look for a model # of your unit, so we can pinpoint your wiring to the thermostat. Usually the terminals on the thermostats are labeled -RC-RH- etc, and you simply move old to new of the same. A lot of times some manufacturers will use phone cable form AC unit to thermostat, and mix up the colors, that's the reason for going to the AC and see what color is used from there. It could be red from control box, connected to green wire to thermostat for example. Thats where you note it and wire accordingly.(terminal calling for red wire, would now be green) If your stumped, get back to us with that model#.
On a furnace the fan is controlled by a computer and a sensor ot a oldstyle fan thermostat. Basically it waits till the furnace heats up a little and then turns it on and after it shuts off it will run till the thermostat cools back down may take a few mins. In cool mode the thermostat controls the fan so it shuts down immediatly. This is why the thermostat asks you if its electric or gas heat. Should have a switch somewhere for this.