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Trying to reset a -rodgers thermostat (remove all programs)

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trying to reset a white-rodgers thermostat (remove all programs) but have been unsuccessful
JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?
Customer: specific to the thermostat
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: its a white-rodgers 1f80-51
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: yes i plan on pressing the buttons myself
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Customer: don't think so
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Tell me exactly what is going on. Does thermostat work just trying to override programming or what?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yep just trying to remove all programming.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Always seems to randomly go off (program takes over)
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Let me grab a manual and see if we can remove programming. Have you tried Using the HOLD button ?It should override schedule until you press HOLD again.

Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

See below

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yeah whenever I press hold (and hold it) it just keep switching between the time and the temperature
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i did that and set the temp to 68 (current temp is 74). nothing is happening
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just kicked on!
Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Was probably in 5 minute time delay. Is hold still displayed?

Expert:  airheatman replied 1 year ago.

Hold should be displayed and it should stay indefinitely until you press hold again