Trouble shooting codes
Code Error 53 is "defective outdoor sensor" error.
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I am not familiar with this particular thermostat; however, here's some general t-stat information; I hope this solution will help you troubleshoot.
Multiple Thermostats set in 1 zone will conflict; the one with the lowest setting will be the determining Thermostat for the group. Here's an option you can try yourself; my solution is 'hard reset' the thermostat - afterwards, i'm outta options. invest in external thermometer battery/natural types; & manually turn t-stat ON or OFF; Additionally, keep an eye on how much draw your AC is doing on your meter.
disable auto & enable manual; however do NOT change settings or power-off t-stat. I'd keep it on what you had intended it from day1. However, some may debate to turn everything off beforehand. personally, myself, poweringOFF the switch connected to your t-stat works. Remove battery and reinsert inverted; wait (5sec-1min); remove; wait 1min ('debatable' timeframe 5sec - 1min); reinsert batteries correctly; if you have a programmable thermostat; do the same with the hit 'reset filter' held down & wait 5-sec1min; observe roomTemp reading. May I suggest to keep an extra thermometer around to determine if temperature reading from the thermostat correct? Friendly reminder to turnOFF 'auto' mode during this hard reset. If reset requires reprogramming your t-stat, do whatever required to set your desired setting. cheers. best of luck.
Apr 12, 2014 |
Honeywell Programmable Thermostat Heater