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The battery ran out on my thermostat and now it won't turn

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The battery ran out on my thermostat and now it won't turn on. Venstar t0130
JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?
Customer: I believe specific to the themrostat
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if possible. I want to know if there is a way to unlock a security setting
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 8 months ago.

Hello, one minute while I get some information together.

Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 8 months ago.

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Did you replace the batteries in it? Also what is the model thermostat?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I did replace the batteries. Venstar T0130
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 8 months ago.

Is it locked or what is it doing?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The fan works but the auto won't turn on and the compressor won't turn on. Once I replaced the batteries, the thermostat took a few to regain display
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
never mind. It is working now
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 8 months ago.

Yes there is a 7 min delay before they will start typically.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
thanks. Have a great night
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 8 months ago.

You too!

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