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Our old 7 day programmable kenmore themostat stopped

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Our old 7 day programmable kenmore themostat stopped working. Replaced today with wifi 7 day honeywell rth9580, which runs but no coolong. Still89 degrees in house. Fan works. I set systm for heat pump and wired as close to old systm as could. I have a w1/o/b wire and a w2. Honeywell w2 also says aux backup, but I don't thi nk we have backup. Called honeywell but no help. How do I get to cool? Do I need to rewire? Thanks
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat's settings? And what about the filters?
Customer: Yes and changed filters. Honeywell guy on phone agreed with settings except did not know how to set the changeover because of backup/w2 wire question. I have connected wire but sais no backup in s
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Ettings
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Yes
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 3 months ago.

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What wiring do you have all connected please list it

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
C g r y1 y2 w1/0/b w 2
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 3 months ago.

What wire do you have to O/B

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Beige w/o/b. And was mistaken. There is no y2 wire. Checked again. There are only 6 wires.
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 3 months ago.

Is this a heatpump unit for sure?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Central ac. I changed in thermostat but still no cooling. Thanks for making me doublecheck.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
That fixed it. Reset system with correct heat setup and now cooling. Thanks
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 3 months ago.


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