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you should be able to just pop the cover off. Often squeezing the sides or top and bottom will get it off. If that doesn't work look for a seam on the side of the cover that you can insert a knife blade or thin screwdriver then pry it off
ok - that was my next question -- how do I open the box? So it should open at the seams?
the cover should just pop off if you can wedge a small screwdriver into the seam, often you can just grab the sides and squeeze and it will pop off
ok - got the batteries in --- thanks
but now it doesnt seem to wan to kick on --- is there some sort of programming that needs to be reset?
Nothing should need to be reset
You can bypass the thermostat by connecting the wires on the R(h) & W terminals together (turn the power to the furnace off first)
if the furnace starts up you may need a new thermostat
this one was just replaced last year --- strange - the fan wont even go on in the "on" position ---
of course you need to turn the power to the furnace back on first
Do you have a switch shut off? maybe the circuit breaker?
power back on to the furnace? not part of the thermostat? ---
You should turn the power off at the furnace before messing with the wires
it's not part of the thermostat
the switch on the side of the furnace
OK - not going to try and bypass the thermo - furnace is in the attic - and was never turned off - thermostat was replaced just this time last year ---
Do you have an emergency switch (red switch plate) in the living space?
no - have to crawl into the attack - I think I will check circuit breakers outside the house -- from what I am seeng at thermostat furnace seemd to be off - perhaps the lo batttery did it? doesnt seem right but?
Dead batteries won't kill a thermostat
seems like something else is going on
or the furnace - I assume -
if the breaker isn't tripped you may need to call in a pro
maybe I better find the manual to check the programming - is there one online somewhere so I can quit wasting your time? -- thanks for the help
I doubt it's the thermostat. You can google White Rodgers but with no model number finding a manual will be tough. Please hit acceptThanks for using Just Answer
No model number on front of it! -- anywhere to look? thanks
Look inside under or on the cover
ok thanks -