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Auto recovery mode raises the temperature above

Hunter 44860 running Heat Pump w/ auxillery heat: Auto recovery mode raises the temperature above the set heat temp. I think it is recovering to the set cool temp. After recovery it maintains the proper temperature. The problem is it's extra hot at the start time of the programmed period and not saving energy.

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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:

Download manual

TROUBLESHOOTING begins at Page 68

Anthony

Posted on Dec 24, 2017

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SOURCE: Hunter 44860 running Heat Pump w/ auxillery heat:

this may be a problem with the outdoor unit have you tried a new thermostat? but if this does not solve it check the settings

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