thermostat help needed asap please

Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2013 08:26 pm
my thermostat looks like this....


except it says Trane.

I can't for the life of me figure out how to just set the freaking thing so I put it at a temperature and it stays there until I set it somewhere else.

I'll set it to 73 to go to sleep, this damn little lcd in the corner keeps blinking "set", but there is no set button, then in a few seconds it goes back to 77, too hot for me to sleep well.

I've tried turning it on and off.....I've hit the button that says "select" and all these little options show up that make no sense to me. Options to set for night/day/different times blah blah blah, which I don't even know how to select if I wanted to.

I'm hot, I'm tired, there's no manual, I can't see any serial numbers or anything.

I just keep resetting it to 73, and it goes back to 77.

How do I just set the temperature and it stays there???!!!!
Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2013 08:39 pm
Here is the owner's manual: http://www51.honeywell.com/pacific/common/documents/T8000C_T8001C_T8011.pdf. I looked through it and I'm not sure where you are in the set-up routine. It says you should be able to temporarily change the temperature by pressing the up and down arrows but you might need to press the HOLD button when you get it where you want.
Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2013 09:25 pm
When I put it to the temperature I want, and press and hold the hold button, it makes it go to 78.

I've tried everything.

I don't want to temporarily change anything, I just want the damn thing to be manual, like put it to a temperature and walk away, and when I want to change it, put it to the new temperature.

I've been in bed for an hour now, listening to it cycle on/off/on/off literally every 3 minutes. I can't tell if it's the fan turning on and off, or the air conditioner or what.

All I know is it shouldn't be so hard to lower the temperature and expect it to stay there.

I'll look at the manual and see if it makes any sense.
Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2013 09:30 pm
I'll tell you right now looking at the first picture/page of this it's a God damn cluster ****.

I don't need or want it to change temperature just because I woke up or left the house....I don't know when I come home each day, I got **** to do. I especially don't know when I'm getting up, going out on the weekends.

This is stupid.
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Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2013 09:54 pm
I'm holding the Hold button down for as long as half a minute....the temperature it says then is 73. when I press the up or down arrows it will not change from 73, while at the same time I'm holding the hold button.

Then, when I release, it shows the temp as 77, which I want to think will change downward as the unit runs. but the fan or unit only turn on a couple of minutes or so at a time, and turn off again....the temperature never changes from 77.

Who the hell does all this setting? I know I'm on a rant, but this is a huge amount of overkill.

You can't just have the temperature programed and just go by that. It depends on what you're doing, i.e. sitting quietly or cleaning or any number of things. What feels fine in one situation can be too chilly or warm in another, even depends on if you're tired or hungry, full or not feeling well.

Maybe something's broken. When my husbands back in town I'll have in get one that can be easily understood without all these tiny little days in last century lcd flashing on the screen.

I know at work and houses I' sat in, you can easily just override whatever the setting is, and just put it where you want.

While I've been typing this, the damn thing has cycled on off completely, what in like 2 minutes?
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Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2013 10:29 pm
This part on page 12 may be what you want to do to set it at a specific temp and hold it there:

Setting Indefinite Temperature Hold
The Hold key allows you to indefinitely hold a
temperature. When Hold is active, the letters
Hld are displayed continuously.
Hold can be
canceled by pressing the Hold key again.
1. Press Hold
2. Press ▲ or ▼ key to set indefinite

Also, this looks like it is saying the 77 degrees you see in the display is showing you the current room temperature, not what the thermostat is set at.

11. Press Select. End is displayed. Programming is complete. The thermostat reverts
to displaying
the current
day time and
temperature in
five seconds.
Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 04:11 am
I've done all this butrfly....does not work. I understand the 77 is the current temp. Too hot.

I'm up now, 5am

settings are the same.

Something is wrong with this thermostat, at various times all night (the times I was awake to listen to it, which was often) it cycled on/off with only a couple of minutes between cycles. Obviously not right.

Damn thing is broken.

Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 04:44 am
Looking on Lowe's website....this is the one I want.

Cheap - $49.99
Reviews - 23, all 5 stars (well 4.7 average)

If you're too hot, you put it down a degree or two, too cold you put it up.
When you leave the house you put it up to 77 or 78, when you come home you put it down to wherever you want it and wait 10 or 15 minutes to get cool (OMG, you have to wait 10 minutes while it cools down? OMG, you have to remember to turn it up before you leave? Rolling Eyes )

Kinda like what I've been doing and surviving quite nicely with my entire life.


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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 05:21 am
Sometimes when it appears the thermostat is not working right there are other problems, such as low freon. It is good to check the whole system if possible.
Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 06:33 am
Yeah, I figured that too edgar, thanks.

Wally is out of town, and I don't mean to sound like a girl, but I'm more comfortable with waiting for him to get back to take care of this. I will be the first to admit I am not mechanically inclined in any way shape or form.

When we spoke yesterday, I was telling him it was hotter in the back of the house, and maybe there was a tear in the ducts (we had racoons at one point) When he's back, we'll look at the entire system.

What with me having my last day of my job today, looking for other work, permanent and temp, and some other things going on, my plate is full, and I'm up to here.

This thing was just the last straw.
I was so frustrated last night....really tired, really hot, really stressed. I absolutely do not do well with heat.

I gotta go now, but thanks

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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 06:34 am
oh, and thanks to you too engineer.
I printed out that manual, and will look at it more closely this evening.

Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 07:41 am
No problem. Good luck with that and the new job.
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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 07:55 am
I have the exact Honeywell one you've pictured above.

Is there a run button inside the control panel?

Here's how I set mine. There are three (four?) cycles per day and three cycles per week (M-TH, Sat, Sun). For each of those three weekly cycles you have to set all three (four?) daily cycles. If you flip down the control panel cover (bottom) and have a "run" "program" "hold" and a few other buttons I can help you from there.
Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 08:09 am
Just looked at your manual. It's the same as mine. I've never used the hold button because I've got the daily/weekly timings set. So do you, but they're set at some default setting. What's happening is that you're setting the thermostat to where you want it, but then it's resetting itself whenever the next cycle on your pre-programs kicks in.

Set the thermostat for the temp you want. THEN press the hold button once. You should see the letter HLD or the word HOLD on the display. This will keep your setting even if the next pre-programmed time/temp cycle passes. The next time you want to change the setting press the hold button again and the HLD/HOLD should disappear (didn't work for me when I just tried it on mine, I had to press the RUN button - thought I was going to be stuck on hold forevah), set the temp you want and press the hold button again to maintain the temp.

You're change the temp and keep it there process will become.

HOLD, <select temp>, HOLD
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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 10:52 am
Looked at this picture again. Mine is slightly different. The HOLD <choose temp> HOLD should work as I described it.
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Reply Fri 9 Aug, 2013 04:17 pm
there is flip open control on mine Sad

I just got home right now and am multi tasking like crazy.

One of the items on my lift (before I get tired) is to look at that bugger.
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Reply Mon 6 Jan, 2020 03:37 pm
Today is Jan 6, 2020 and we moved to a new home with this same thermostat and SAME PROBLEM. We also have been fighting the temperature on this device. Even following the instructions, it does not behave correctly.
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