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My White Rodgers 1F81-261 thermostat works fine, but I cannot read the LED screen. Tried reset procedure and battery replacement with no luck. The backlight works (screen looks green) but can't readout is very dim. Are replacement LED screens available?

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SOURCE: No Heat with new White Rodgers 1f85rf-275 Thermostat

The only way to resolve this problem and to distingush if its a thermostat issue on the system is to by pass the thermostat by putting a jumper between the hotwire and the heating wire if the system did run which happen most of the time. Call the HVAC technician to check your heating unit. Or call the White- Rodgers technical line at 18887259797 choose contrator division.

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SOURCE: I have a White Rodgers thermostat series 1F78-151

- Check the wires on the terminals make sure that they are not loose
- Reset the unit by press time, up and down buttons make sure the systems is in on position.
- Set the system to cool then and lower the setpoint below room temperature. There may be up to five minute delay before the thermostat clicks in cooling. If the thermostat click this means its not a thermostat you have a problem with your cooling equipment call your installer. If the thermostat did not click the unit should be replaced.

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The snowflake is displayed on the screen when the system is in cool position. check page four of the installation manual


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Set System Switch to Cool and lower setpoint below room temperature.
Verify thermostat and system wires are securely attached.
Diagonistic: Set System Switch to Cool and lower the setpoint below the room temperature. Within a few seconds the thermostat should make a soft click sound. This sound usually indicates the thermostat is operating properly. If the thermostat does not click, try the reset operation ( . If the thermostat does not click after being reset contact your heating and cooling service person or place of purchase for a replacement. If the thermostat clicks, contact the furnace manufacturer or a service person to verify the heating system is operating correctly.

Reset the thermostat by pressing , UP,DOWN and TIME at the same time.

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We installed White Rodgers 1F81-261 thermostat and Bryant Plus 80T furnace about 2 yrs ago. They worked fine, until now. We tried to set the thermostat to 70F when the room is ~66F. The thermostat...

Does the display seem a little dim? If so replace the batteries. Anything else may be a furnace issue not the thermostat. Look at the furnace and see if you can view any error codes on the circuit board

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I have a white-Rodgers 1F86-244 thermostat. When I turn the temp down it clicks on. But when left to come on its own it does not. I replaced batteries & reset it several times. Do I need a new...

Hi. This is Aaron Moratalla from White Rodgers. The clicking sound indicate the relays inside 1F86-244 are working. Say you want heat and your room temperature reading (left side of LCD) is 70F and your set Temperature (right side) is 75F. When you push the down arrow and set it from 75F to 69F or lower then you should hear the soft clicking sound. Same thing if from 69F you increase it to 71F or higher. If you don't have the clicking sound it means your thermostat could be broken. If that is the case then call our Tech Support at 800-284-2925. It's line is open M-F from 7AM to 1Am CST and Sat-Sun from 7AM to 4PM CST. Thank you for choosing White Rodgers!

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I have a white Rodgers 1f88 300 thermostat (both upstairs and downstairs). The downstairs unit now shows a blank display. Is there a reset? I checked for a battery and it does not have one. Can you help?

Thank you for your interest with Emerson White Rodgers. My Name is Joselito Laxamana from technical department. To reset the thermostat by removing the wires from terminals R and C and removing batteries for 2 minutes. After resetting the thermostat,
replace the wires and batteries. If the thermostat has been reset and still does not function correctly contact your heating/
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I have a white rodgers 1F80-24 thermostat which has worked fine for years. Now all of a sudden the numbers and time on the display are all broken up making it hard to read. Any ideas on how to fix. Thanks
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Have replace the batteries in my thermostat, it comes up on the screen, replace battery

On most thermostats there is a reset button that you have to use a pen to reset sometimes. If this keeps happening just replace thermostat with honeywell or white rodgers digital stat. Please rate me if this is helpful to you thanks.

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My thermostat is a wall mount White Rodgers. The thermostat keeps going completely clear with no reading every week. what is wrong?

Try replacing the battery if you haven't already done so. *Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, despite the handle. Words to live by: "Every creative act results from a sudden cessation of stupidity." -Edwin H. Land, inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera "The problem can always be solved with the materials in the room." -My college Physics Lab

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We changed the batteries and now it appears we cannot get the panel to work in terms of turning on the heat. We would like to troubleshoot.

After you changed the batteries of your thermostat you need to reset the unit to operate properly. You may call homeowner techline at 18002842925 they will assist you if the above procedure did not work.

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First off, I have e-mailed and faxed White-Rodgers over the last week with no reply. I own the 1F94-371 Thermostat. A week ago, the display went blank. Looked like a battery issue, but I see no battery. ...

Dear Steven,

First of all the thermostat that you have is hardwire powered. You need to check for the power coming in the thermostat which is the c- terminal. If that is confirmed reset the thermostat, reset button
located on the back of the thermostat body.
If you need further support call the techline 18002842925.

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