06:22AM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
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I upgraded the thermostat in my apartment to a programmable unit and everything worked great. I'm moving and decided to take the fancy new thermostat with me. However, after re-connecting the old thermostat, I can't get the heat to come on. The only wires coming out of the wall are red and white, which I have connected to the thermostat's respective plugs (R and W). There's also a yellow plug, but I don't recall if that was connected before. I do recall while I was installing the old thermostat, the two wires briefly touched and the heater engaged. But that was the last time the heater turned on. Unfortunately, it was warm when I left, but when I returned the house was a crisp 56 degrees this morning. Any ideas?


07:45AM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
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I'm glad to see that I seem to have wired it correctly. I believe the thermostat must be compatible as it was the original thermostat that was in the apartment and was working before the upgrade. Is it ok to touch the two wires together?
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