I have an old intertherm thermostat that i am replacing with a new honeywell. on my old thermostat the wiring is as follows: X, W2, E, Y, O, G, R. on the new honeymell, there is no X. after i wire in the new thermostat i have an extra wire that was in the X slot on the old thermostat. the new honeywell has a opening for a common but says it is optional with batteries. the thermostat has 2 AA batteries to light up the display. would the wire for the X slot be wired into the "common" slot anyway?
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If there are only two wires going to the thermostat? Then you will not be able to use a Digital Programable stat. Intertherm and Coleman furnaces do the switching different than regular furnaces. They use the switching from heat to AC at the furnace with the rocker switch. They use the thermostat to either break the connection or make the connection. They use a heating only thermostat.... Hope this helps
Some of the old heat pumps made the reversing valve in the heating mode. On your new thermostat the orange wire will need to be on the B terminal. If it was color coded? I hope you made notes of how it was.
You have caught me without my old books, but I can tell you the orange wire is for the reversing valve on a heat pump. Almost all manufacturers, except for Lennox, are: R=Power (24volts), G=Indoor fan (Blower), Y=Cooling (A/C), and W=Heat. Some t'stat's are set up to use 2 separate transformers (24 volt), that is why you will see Rc, Rh. This is power for cooling and power for heating. If this is what you have, just take the Red wire and strip it back far enough to go under both screw terminals if the unit is a residential one. I've been doing commercial work for over 20 years and have never seen an "A" terminal, so I can't help you there. You may want to double check that. If I'm reading you correctly, I would put the orange wire on the "O" terminal. Don't understand why the "Y" terminal is not used. It turns on the compressor. The "O" goes to the reversing valve to "Tell" the outdoor unit that it is either in the cooling or heating mode.
Good Luck and let me know if I can help any further.
sounds like you have a heat pump the w2 on old thermostat is for a second stage heat. If you can give me a little more information on type of system you have (forced air furnace with heat/cool, Heat pump or boiler)? How many wires are on old thermostat? Is it a no programmable or programmable? How old is the furnace?
Typically if you have a yellow wire in the "y" terminal blue is used as common or "c". As far as your jumper from rc to rh, that will depend upon what type of heat you have. If all of your heat and cooling come from your packaged unit outside, yes you will need the jumper. If this does not work maybe you have a bad breaker or transfomer.