"in recovery" mode on thermostat - a/c not working
We had the same problem over the winter with our heating in that the "in recovery" mode was on and the heat was not working. It was checked out and nothing was found except to make sure the vents were properly ventilated. It would randomly right itself. We now have the same problem with the a/c in that the temperature is set at 71, the in room temperature is 77 and the a/c is not running. The "in recovery" mode is stated on the temperature controls but the fan is not turning on - even when I turn it to on instead of auto. We've spent a bundle on three different repair visits but they can't find anything wrong. What to do??
Re: "in recovery" mode on thermostat - a/c not working
I just sent an email to Honeywell on this "in recovery" message and await their response. Yesterday I set my a/c to t/on in off peak hours 6pm and it came on about 45 minutes earlier, then I reset my a/c to come on at 645pm and today it came on 20 min. earlier, this is so fustrating! When I get a response from Honeywell I will share with the world :(~
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Connie this sounds like your thermostat in the engine is stuck open not letting the water stay in the engine block to heat up. The fix is to replace the thermostat with a new one that will allow the water to stay in the block to warm up. The typical symptoms of a stuck open thermostat is that the air will blow somewhat warm but never hot in the winter time, but it will take a few miles for the air to warm up at all. I would check with the dealership and find out what degree thermostat to replace it with. I run a 180 degree in the summer and a 195 degree thermostat in the winter just to have hot heat in the winter. I hope this helps
what it sounds like happening is the unit is realizing it is falling behind most thermostat s have a 3 degree deadband if they fall 3 degrees or more at a time after running for so long then it will bring on the emergency heat which is located in your inside unit... when it gets really colds and you see this you need to go outside and look is the outside unit still running and is it freezing up on you...also if running check the larger of two pipes make sure the large pipe is hot to touch...based on the description you have given the thermostat is calling for emergency heat but for some reason is not bringing it on or there is a problem with the emergency heat.... hope this helps out some
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Hi, and no. The fan on the outdoor condenser always turns in the same direction on a heat-pump. What changes is what is called the reversing valve located by the compressor. It reveres the flow of freon in the winter on its own, with the help of the control board and thermostat. There is nothing for you to change but putting the thermostat into the heat mode, and the unit will do the rest. Good question though. Sincerely, Shastalaker7 A/C, Heating & Refrigeration Contractor
I am not sure if you checked your thermostat. It may be clogged or it may have failed altogether. If it failed their is a safety mode which make it stay fully open so your engine wont burn up. I dont know the model of your vehicle but if you follow the radiator hose back to the engine where it connects to your block. You should find your thermostat there. Just google how to change it. Make sure your vehicle hasnt been running when you start disconnecting ( the coolant will be very hot)
Also some areas in Canada and US has summer and winter thermostats. Winter build up much more heat.
Hummm... how far is your Thermostat from your heater? I am reading your extensive manual but there is no mention of that distance? There was a early mention of batteries? Are yours fresh?
Is this a 'new' problem? Has it worked properly before?
Then there is this from the manual:
The installer can set SYSTEM functions once the thermostat is installed. The
default settings are shown in bold in the following list. Options are listed inside the
parentheses. Example: the default SYSTEM TYPE is CONVENTIONAL with (HEAT PUMP) as a second option. See pages 28-29 to change these settings.
Have you tried resetting your Thermostat?? Sometimes these basic 'onboard' computers get confused... especially true with lots of 'options'...
It's a little hassle to get a DIGITAL copy of your manual (I am not a Robot ~ etc) ~ but here it is:
Are you saying your air conditioner does not work? If so, make sure the ac is mode is select and not on heat. Then turn your thermostate down to around 74 degrees . The heat/cool select is on your thermostat. Good luck and keep in touch.
Auto recovery – allows heating and cooling systems
to gradually recover from an energy-saving setpoint
temperature to a comfort setpoint temperature. Auto recovery
calculates the time needed to adjust the temperature to
the next program setting. When the thermostat is in Auto
Recovery mode, the display will flash alternating messages of
RECO and the time. Auto Recovery can be disabled by sliding
the recovery switch on the back of the circuit board to the
(Auto Recovery will not operate if Permanent or Temporary holds
Press Hold/Return during the Auto Recovery process to
manually cancel the recovery.