The air conditioning runs all the time unless the power is turned off at the breaker. The system has a two wire thermostat that will not shut the system off no matter where the temperature is set (highest or lowest setting). Could this be a bad thermostat? This is a Coleman Evcon Presidential Gas Furnace with a switch on the furnace for Heat/Cool and another for the fan On/Auto.
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Can I start by saying I am not in anyway saying to do this alone it is dangerous but if u must follow each step start by being safe shut off the breakers good luck here to help Step 1 Turn the air conditioning and heating unit off by flipping the appropriate circuit breaker. Test the unit to make sure it's off by turning your existing thermostat to the "On" position and seeing if it turns on. Wiring a Honeywell thermostat when the circuit breaker is on could cause you to blow the transformer that powers the HVAC unit Step 2
Connect the red wires to the thermostat RH, thermostat RC or thermostat R terminal. The thermostat RC terminal has a jumper wire between thermostat RH and thermostat RC. The thermostat R terminal operates both the heating and cooling units, and contains an internal jumper wire. Basically, your red wire on a Honeywell thermostat is the hot wire that run. Step 3
Run the green wire to the thermostat G terminal. The green wire controls the relay that operates the blower, and it controls the fan. Step 4
Control your air conditioning when you connect the yellow wire. It connects to the thermostat Y terminal Step 5
Hook the white wire to the thermostat W terminal to control the heating unit
If your central air conditioner doesn't go on automatically:
1) Be sure the thermostat is set to “cool” and that the set temperature is well below the ambient temperature.
2) A central air conditioner should be on a dedicated 240-volt circuit; check the main electrical panel and any secondary circuit panels for a tripped breaker or blown fuse. If you find the problem there, reset the breaker or replace the fuse.
3) Make sure the furnace power switch is turned on and that the outdoor condenser's power switch, which is mounted on the outdoor unit, hasn't been shut off. Also, be sure the 240-volt disconnect next to the compressor, which is in a metal box, usually mounted on the house wall, hasn't been shut off.
4) Turn off the power to the air conditioner and check the thermostat.
5) Remove the thermostat's cover and unscrew the wire from the Y terminal.
6) Turn the power back on.
7) Holding the wire by its insulation ONLY, touch the bare end to the R terminal and hold it there for about two minutes. If the compressor kicks on, the thermostat is faulty; replace it or call an air-conditioning technician. If the compressor doesn't go on when you hold the two wires together, turn the power back off and call a technician.
Turn off the circuit breaker that controls the air conditioning system.
Turn the thermostat to the "On" position to make sure that all power is
cut off and the air conditioner cannot accidentally operate.
Remove the cover of the existing thermostat and remove the colored wires
from the terminals. Take out any screws that secure the thermostat to
the wall, and remove the thermostat.
Mount the new thermostat on the wall. Feed the wires through the unit,
with enough slack to allow you to make the new connections.
Connect the red wire to the thermostat terminal labeled "RH," "RC" or "R." The red wire carries the power from the transformer.
Connect the green wire to the thermostat terminal labeled "G." This controls the relay that controls the fan. Attach the yellow wire to the "Y" terminal of the thermostat. This powers the main control. Connect the white wire to the "W" terminal. This is the heating control wire.
Close the thermostat's cover and turn the breakers back on. Turn the new thermostat to the "On" position to test it and that would be all.
I hope the above helps. If it is not helpful, please let me know so that I may direct you further.....
I'm leaning toward sticky relay as well, but if you want to confirm it's not thermostat, remove thermostat from wall, and temporarily disconnect the yellow wire from thermostat (compressor) when/if, it happens again. If compressor stays running, I'd say relay for sure. Just for future reference , Gray wire from thermostat is low fan, green wire is high fan, yellow is compressor, blue is ground. ( For cooling side) The red is 12 v + to furnace and white is negative to furnace.(heat side)
The first thing to check is your breaker box. There should be one double breaker for the air handler unit, that's the inside unit, and one double breaker for the compressor, that's the outside unit. Check both breakers. If you're not sure if they've be thrown, click them toward the outside of the breaker box (off position) and then click them toward the inside of the breaker box (on position). If the breakers are on and you still are not getting any A/C take a look at your compressor, (outside unit). If the fan is running at least you're getting power. However, your compressor down inside the unit may not be getting power or it may need to be replaced. The compressor has a start-up cap. If this cap goes bad or the wires from this cap fry or corrode away, this will also keep the compressor from starting but the fan will still run. If the fan is not running it could be caused by a faulty relay inside the compressor cabinet. This relay is supposed to open and close based on a low voltage signal from the thermostat. I believe it's roughly 24 volts. This relay switches on and off the 240 volts for the compressor and the compressor fan. Often this relay goes bad or the wires leading up to it fry. If you?re going to work on the unit yourself make sure all power is shut off. There should be a shutoff switch on the outside wall near the compressor. I?d also shut the breakers off.
Look for a leak in the system, this is because, if you have a leak there is a low pressure switch that prevents the compressor to turn on when there is low or no refrigerant pressure.
Also, perform a pressure check, this is about 68.5 psi and 70 psi with the system and compressor running.