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I also have the yellow indicator problem.

When I set up the unit out of the box, the remote control would not start the unit. I had to use the button on the front of the unit. When I pushed the button, it would cycle between "blue" to show it was cooling, then green for the fan. I feel like the unit worked fine for for about 15-20 minutes that way.

Then the indicator changed to yellow and it has stayed that way, and the remote control no longer controls the unit. It has slipped into some kind of automatic mode. If cycles between cooling and fan about avery 5 minutes or so.

I ran it all day yesterday and it seems to work fine, but it is in this cycle. It is cooling the room, but the unit is definitely not working to its potential, and I cannot control any of the features of the unit with the remote. All of the features of the unit are not available. Basically all I can do is turn it on or off with the switch on the front.

Is there something I have to do with the remote or the unit to "reset" it and regain control? The unit cools great when it is running, but it will not stay on COOL for more than 5 minutes or so and then it kicks over to fan for 5 minutes or so. Reading in the manual again it seems to be saying that the main switch is just an emergency shutdown type button, so it seems like I have interrupted something here.

When I press a button on the remote, the display on the remote lights up and it shows that it is broadcasting a signal, but it is not changing any of the settings on the unit.

I read another question here where you said to "follow the instructions" in the manual, but I do not understand what I need to do here. Can you walk me through the steps your would recommend?

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  • thegolls Jul 27, 2009

    I will give it a try tonight and reply tomorrow morning.



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Hello thegools, Like most modern appliances everthing is now controlled via the remote.

From what you describe i would think that the batteries in the remote are flat, but recover sufficeiently to be able to turn on the unit after a while. Try changing the batteries and seeing if the remote responds better. Most of the controls on the remote will control the mood of the unit. It may be that you have a default set of a reasonable temperature that allows the thermostat to achieve and then rest. This of course is a economy mode. Look at the diagram in the manual and see what each button does. I was not able to find an electronic reference to this model so its all guess work at this point. But change the batteries first. OK?

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Try leaving it unplugged overnight to reset iself.

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