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Heat on thermostat won't turn off when switched to the off position. Blower runs when heat is turned to the off position. The fan is on automatic.

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95% chance that the heat relay is stuck closed (on)

You can disconnect power, locate the heat relay, see if you have continuity between the two leads on the load side of the relay. (with the two wires off)
If you do, the relay is stuck. Sometimes you can lightly tap the relay and it will unstick, but chances are it will just stick again soon.

If the relay is stuck/sticking, it needs to be replaced.

They usually run anywhere from 6 to 26 bucks at the local HVAC supply house.

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Fan switch auto Indoor fan only runs when thermostat is set to cool or heat and the thermostat is turned up above room temp for heat or below room temp for cooling. In both of these modes the furnace blower comes on and stays on til the room temperature is satisfied. The outdoor unit only comes on for AC the out door unit will not come on for heat or the "on" setting on the thermostat. See exception 1 & 2 below...

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Exception 2 - On some thermostats they are made to cycle on the heat if the temperature reaches a preset temp (around 50'f usually but definitely by 40'f). This mode prevents freezing when if instance the homeowner is away or while the home is under construction. In this mode the fan inside can run but the heat usually comes on with it.
Exception3 - On some electric furnaces the heating strips may be individually controlled and thus not all come on at one time. This may give the feel of no heat especially if the room is cold.

Now there may be other exceptions but Ive tried to give you a heads up on some of the most common ones.
If you need more help please post more specifics about your unit/system as to for sure what switches are set to what setting and what is happening with each. My first though was that maybe your system is OK and you needed to know if the thermostat was working properly.

If this helpd you understand your problem would you please give me as hifgh a mark as you can. Thnaks for using fixya and good luck.

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