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Totaline Thermostat. P474 1035 Batteries died while I was out of town. I thought a simple replacement would have it up and running! Screen comes on and reads the room temp just fine but will no longer turn on the a/c in any mode (manual or auto). I looked at the manual and it gives a wonderful warning "The manufacturer cannot be liable for improper operation of the thermostat if the batteries are not immediately replaced." Help!!! Is there any way to fix it? This is a time I wish I wasn't living alone at college lol

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Not good news...the manufacturer is issuing this disclaimer because of a reason. I would contact the manufacturer and explain the situation to them, since you couldn't replace the batteries as you were out of town.
Here's a web blog and they discuss Totaline parts:
http://www.construction-resource.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4238
I don't know which wires are required for the A/C, but you a thermostat is a switch, and if you can figure out the wires, you can jumper them to a temporary switch to turn the a/c on and off manually- that's the only workaround I can think of until you get another thermostat. If you're in a dorm room, they should have replacement units.
Wish I had better news. Here's Totaline's web support page, perhaps they can assist you:
http://www.totaline.com/consumer/products.cfm
Good luck, sorry there's not much good news, and hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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