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Configuration Mode ..........................89 Important Safety Information .........2 Installation Instructions ................ 47 Introduction Overview .......................... 3 Low Battery/Power Failure Indicators ..........................1718 Operating Functions ........................... 10 Programming ..................................1316 Specifications ............................................. 2 Testing the Thermostat ............1112 Troubleshooting Tips ...................20-21 Warranty .................................................... 24

RAK148P2 RAK164P2

Owners Manual & Installation Instructions

LIA308 49-7732 12-13 GE

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Important safety information.

Specifications.

WARNING! FIRE AND SHOCK HAZARD

Always turn off power at the main power supply before installing, cleaning or removing the thermostat.

Do not use on voltages over 30 VAC. Higher voltages will damage the thermostat and could cause shock or fire hazard.

All wiring must conform to local and national electrical and building codes.

Use this thermostat only as described in this manual.

Electrical rating: 24 VAC (1830 VAC) 1 amp maximum per terminal DC Power: 3.0 VDC (2 AAA batteries

included) 4 amp maximum total load Operating temperature range: 40F99F (4C37C) Temperature set range: 60F85F (15C29C) Accuracy: 1F ( 0.5C) System configurations: RAK148P2: 2-stage heat (heat pump/resistance heat), 1-stage cool RAK164P2: 1-stage heat (resistance heat), 1-stage cool Terminations: R, C, W, Y, G, B (RAK148P2);

R, C, W, Y, G (RAK164P2) Wiring: Maximum wiring length is 66ft (20 meters) for AWG18

Maximum wiring length is 60ft (18 meters) for AWG20

PARTS DIAGRAM

B G Y W C R

2 AAA Batteries

RESET

AUTO ONCOOL OFF HEAT

INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW

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Display

THERMOSTAT CONTROL

AutoCool Off Heat On

MODE HOLD

Display

Function Switch Fan Auto/On Switch Mode/Hold Switch

Up/Down Buttons

Up/Down Buttons Mode/Hold Switch

Wiring Channel

Mounting Hole

Function Switch

Fan Auto/On Switch

Batteries

Mounting Hole

Reset Button

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

TO INSTALL THERMOSTAT IMPORTANT: Thermostat installation must conform to local and national building and electrical codes and ordinances. Note: Mount the thermostat about five feet above the floor. Do not mount the thermostat on an outside wall, in direct sunlight, behind a door or in an area affected by a vent or duct.

WARNING! unplugging the unit or by removing the fuse or switching the appropriate circuit breaker to the OFF position before removing the existing thermostat.

TO REMOVE EXISTING THERMOSTAT 1. Turn off power to heating and cooling system by removing

the fuse or switching off the appropriate circuit breaker. 2. Remove cover of old thermostat. This should expose the wires. 3. Label the existing wires with the enclosed wire labels

before removing wires. 4. After labeling wires, remove wires from wire terminals. 5. Remove existing thermostat base from wall. 6. Refer to the following section for instructions on how

to install this thermostat.

PACKAGE CONTENTS/TOOLS REQUIRED Package includes: Thermostat on base, thermostat cover, 2 AAA batteries, wiring labels, screws and wall anchors. Tools needed: Drill with 3/16 bit, hammer, screwdriver and putty.

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TO INSTALL THERMOSTAT (cont.) 1. Turn off power to the heating and cooling system

by removing the fuse or switching off the appropriate circuit breaker.

2. Move the Function switch on the thermostat to Off. 3. Remove the cover by inserting and twisting a coin or

screwdriver in the slots on the top of the thermostat. 4. Put thermostat base against the wall where you plan

to mount it. Make sure wires will feed through the wire opening in the base of the thermostat.

5. With the base level, mark the placement of the mounting holes.

6. Set thermostat base and cover away from working area. 7. Using a 3/16 drill bit, drill holes in the locations you

have marked for mounting. 8. Use a hammer to tap supplied anchors in mounting holes. 9. Align thermostat base with mounting holes and feed

the control wires through the wire opening. 10. Seal hole for wires behind thermostat with non-flammable

insulation or putty, or use a wall plate obtainable from a local hardware or home building store.

11. Use supplied screws to mount thermostat base to wall. 12. Insert stripped, labeled wires in matching wire terminals

by pressing on the corresponding terminal contact. See the Wiring Diagrams section of this manual.

CAUTION! Make sure exposed portion of wires does not touch other wires.

13. Gently tug wire to be sure of proper connection. Double check that each wire is connected to the proper terminal.

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TO INSTALL THERMOSTAT (cont.) 14. Insert two AAA batteries into battery holder. Verify

that they are oriented as shown on battery holder. 15. Replace cover on thermostat by snapping it in place. 16. Plug the unit in or turn on power to the system at the

main service panel. 17. Test thermostat operation as described in the Testing

the Thermostat section.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Wiring diagrams.

Table 1: Terminals for five wires 1-stage heat/1-stage cool system (RAK164P2 only)

Note: Connect G terminal of thermostat to Zoneline GL terminal for low fan speed or terminal GH for high fan speed. Only one can be selected.

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Table 2: Terminals for six wires 2-stage heat/1-stage cool system (RAK148P2 only)

B G Y W C R

Note: Connect G terminal of thermostat to Zoneline GL terminal for low fan speed or terminal GH for high fan speed. Only one can be selected.

Configuration mode. The configuration mode is used to set the RAK148P2 and RAK164P2 to match the heating/cooling system. These thermostats function with up to 2-stage heat pump systems (RAK148P2 only). To configure the RAK148P2 and RAK164P2, perform the following steps: Note: Operation being set will blink in the display. 1. Slide the Function switch to the OFF position. 2. Simultaneously hold the < and > buttons in

for 6 seconds while the thermostat is in OFF mode. 3. Press the < or > button to change settings within

each screen. 4. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen.

Note: The Mode button will return you to the previous screen. 5. To save the changes and exit configuration mode, slide the

Function switch to Heat or Cool.

Configuration Mode Settings The setup screens for Configuration Mode are as follows: 1. Choose

Fahrenheit or Celsius. Press the < or > button

to select. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. NOTE: Default factory setting is Fahrenheit.

2. (19F) (15C) Set the number of degrees between the setpoint temperature and the turn on temperature for first stage.

Press the < or > button to set differential value. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. Note: Default factory setting is 2F/1C for each stage.

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Set the number of degrees between when stage 1 turns on and stage 2 turns on.

Press the < or > button to set differential value. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. Note: Default factory setting is 2F/1C for each stage. 4. Minimum Cool Setpoint (60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76F) (15,

17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24C) Adjust to control the minimum Cool set

temperature allowed. Press the < or > button to select. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. Note: Default factory setting is 60F/15C. 5. Maximum Heat Setpoint (65, 70, 72, 74, 76, 78, 80, 85F) (18,

21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29C) Adjust to control the maximum Heat set

temperature allowed. Press the < or > button to select. Press the Hold button to advance to the

next screen. Note: Default factory setting is 85F/29C. 6. Room temperature offset (+9F

to 9F) (+5C to 5C) Adjust to calibrate displayed room

temperature to match actual room temperature.

Press the < or > button to select. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. Note: Move the Function switch to Heat or Cool position to

lock the settings into memory. Note: Default factory setting is 0F/0C.

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Operating functions.

Off In this mode, the thermostat will

not turn on the heating or cooling devices (manual fan can operate).

Off is also used to access Setup and Program modes.

Cool In this mode, the thermostat controls the

cooling system. Press the Mode button to enter and exit the

Program Cool mode. In Program Cool mode (PROG displays), the thermostat will

follow the program schedule that is stored in memory.

Heat In this mode, the thermostat controls the

heating system. Press the Mode button to enter/exit the

Program Heat mode. In Program Heat mode (PROG displays), the thermostat will

follow the program schedule that is stored in memory.

Hold When in Programmable Cool or Programmable Heat, you

can lock in the present settings indefinitely by pressing the Hold button once (PROG flashes). Press Hold button again to leave Hold mode (PROG solid). For a temporary Hold period, raise or lower set temperature to desired set temperature. The thermostat will automatically return to programmed set temperature after 2 hours.

PM

OFF

:

PM

:

COOL

PROG

PM

:

PROG

HEAT

Testing the thermostat.

Once the thermostat is installed, it should be thoroughly tested.

CAUTION! Do not use air conditioning when the outdoor temperature is below 50 degrees. This can damage the air conditioning system.

Note: Before testing the thermostat, move the Fan Auto/On switch to the Auto position.

Fan Test 1. With Function switch set to Off, slide Fan

Auto/On switch to On position. 2. Indoor fan turns on. 3. Slide Fan Auto/On switch to Auto position. 4. Indoor fan turns off.

Cool Test 1. Slide Function switch to Cool position.

Cool mode screen is displayed. 2. Adjust set temperature so it is 5 degrees

below room temperature. 3. Air conditioning should come on within a few seconds. 4. Adjust the set temperature so it is 2 degrees above the

room temperature and the A/C should turn off. Note: There is a 3 minute time delay and a 3 minute minimum run time for the compressor when it turns on/off. (On some models, the fan may also have a minimum run time/off time delay).

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PM

:

COOL

Testing the thermostat.

Heat Test 1. Slide Function switch to Heat position.

Heat mode screen is displayed. 2. Adjust set temperature so it is

5 degrees above room temperature. 3. Resistance heat should come on within a few seconds. 4. Adjust the set temperature so it is 2 degrees below the

room temperature and the heat should turn off. Note: There is a 3 minute time delay and a 3 minute minimum run time for the compressor when it turns on/off. (On some models, the fan may also have a minimum run time/off time delay).

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PM

:

HEAT

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Programming.

The time and day of the week must be set for the program schedule to operate correctly. 1. Slide the Function switch to the Off

position.

2. Press the Hold button in for 6 seconds.

3. Press the < or > button to adjust the time in hours. Press the Hold button once. Now press the < or > button to adjust the time in minutes.

4. Press the Hold button while the time is displayed. The display shows the day currently set on the thermostat (01 = Monday, 02 = Tuesday, etc.).

5. Press the < or > button to set the current day of the week.

6. Press the Hold button to go to the programming schedule or slide the Function switch to Cool or Heat positions to lock the values into memory.

The programmable thermostat comes preprogrammed with the following schedule:

MONDAY MORN 6:00 AM DAY 8:00 AM EVE 6:00 PM NITE 10:00 PM through HEAT 70F HEAT 62F HEAT 70F HEAT 62F SUNDAY COOL 78F COOL 85F COOL 78F COOL 82F

Factory Programming Settings

Setting the time and day of the week

PM

OFF

:

:

PM

:

PM TODAY

Programming.

Program Overview The programmable thermostat has four periods (MORN, DAY, EVE, NITE) that are customizable for each day of the week. Each period will have a set time, heat temperature and cool temperature. The thermostat monitors the day and time, while maintaining the specific conditions that you have chosen for each period in the program. Note: Operation being set will blink in the display. 1. Place the Function switch in the

Off position. 2. Press the Hold button in

for 6 seconds. 3. Press the Hold button 3 times. DAY (0107) and PROG is displayed. 4. Press the < or > button to change the

day you want to program (01-05 = Monday Friday individually, 67 = program Saturday and Sunday at the same time, 17 = program every day of the week at the same time, 15 = program Monday Friday at the same time).

5. Press the Hold button to advance to the next parameter. Period is displayed (MORN, DAY, EVE,

NITE). Note: You can always press the

Mode button to return to the previous parameter.

6. Press the < or > button to change period of day. The display should blink the period of the day.

7. Press the Hold button to advance to the next parameter.

Set time is displayed.

8. Press the < or > button to adjust hours. Press the Hold button once, and then press the < or > buttons to adjust minutes.

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DAY

PROG

DAY

PROG MORN

PROG MORN

AM

:

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9. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen parameter. Heat temperature is displayed (60F to

85F) / (15C to 29C). Note: Transitions required after 11:59 PM

must be programmed in the next days MORN period.

10. Press the < or > button to adjust heat set temperature. 11. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. Cool temperature is displayed (60F to

85F) / (15C to 29C).

12. Press the < or > button to adjust cool set temperature. 13. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. Repeat steps 113 to program each day of the week

individually. Note: When programming is complete, slide the Function

switch to Heat or Cool to exit Programming Mode.

DAY

HEAT

PROG MORN

AM

:

DAY

PROG MORN

COOL

AM

:

Use the following personal program schedule to record your settings:

MONDAY MORN DAY EVE NITE 01 HEAT HEAT HEAT HEAT COOL COOL COOL COOL

TUESDAY MORN DAY EVE NITE 02 HEAT HEAT HEAT HEAT COOL COOL COOL COOL

WEDNESDAY MORN DAY EVE NITE 03 HEAT HEAT HEAT HEAT COOL COOL COOL COOL

THURSDAY MORN DAY EVE NITE 04 HEAT HEAT HEAT HEAT COOL COOL COOL COOL

FRIDAY MORN DAY EVE NITE 05 HEAT HEAT HEAT HEAT COOL COOL COOL COOL

SATURDAY MORN DAY EVE NITE 06 HEAT HEAT HEAT HEAT COOL COOL COOL COOL

SUNDAY MORN DAY EVE NITE 07 HEAT HEAT HEAT HEAT COOL COOL COOL COOL

Programming.

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Low battery indicator.

The programmable thermostats with battery backup have a low battery warning screen.

Low battery warning The thermostat will display a low battery indication. The low battery warning will be flashing until batteries are replaced.

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Power failure Indicator

The programmable thermostats with battery backup also will indicate a main power failure when the 24 VAC power from the room air conditioner is not present.

Power failure The thermostat will display a power failure indication (PF) on the screen. Note: If PF is displayed, it means the 24 VAC power to the thermostat is lost.

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Notes.

Troubleshooting tips.

No display Check for 24 VAC at thermostat and batteries; display is blank when 24 VAC is not present and batteries are bad.

System fan does not Verify that wiring is correct. come on properly

All thermostat buttons Verify that 24 VAC is present; unit will not are inoperative operate when 24 VAC is not present.

Thermostat turns on and Adjust temperature differential (see off too frequently Configuration Mode - Setting Temperature Differential, Stage 1 and Stage 2 sections).

Program schedule activates Check time (AM/PM) set on at the wrong time thermostat (see Programming).

Thermostat does not Verify that it is in Program mode; PROG follow program displays solid; check time (AM/PM); check if in Hold mode (PROG flashing).

PROG flashes Press Hold button to remove from (in Hold mode) Hold mode.

Fan runs continuously Check Fan Auto/On switch. If set to ON position, fan will run continuously.

Room temperature is Verify that wall hole is plugged with not correct putty or insulation to prevent airflow from the wall cavity. Adjust Temperature Offset (see

Configuration Mode - Room temperature offsetsection).

Compressor doesnt run There is a 3 minute time delay and a or turn off immediately 3 minute minimum run time for the when changing function compressor when it turns on/off. or setting

Fan doesnt run or turn off This is normal. On some models, the immediately when changing fan may have a minimum run time/ function or setting off time delay.

displays on screen Replace batteries with 2 fresh AAA alkaline batteries.

Problem Solution

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PF displays on screen. Check for 24 VAC at thermostat.

Display reads 12:00 PM Set clock/time.

Problem not listed above Press the Reset button once. Reset button function: time, day and mode will be changed to the factory settings. Display is refreshed.

Problem Solution

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Notes.

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Notes.

Thermostat Warranty.

For The Period Of: GE Will Replace:

One Year Full Replacement of the thermostat which fails From the date of the due to a defect in materials or workmanship. original purchase

What GE Will Not Cover:

Service trips to your location. Improper installation. If you have an installation problem, contact your

installer. You are responsible for providing adequate electrical connections to the product.

Failure of the product resulting from modifications to the product or due to unreasonable use, including failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance.

In commercial locations, labor necessary to move the unit, after it has been initially installed, to a location where it is accessible for service by an individual technician; or, if the instructions included in this manual have been disregarded.

Replacement of location fuses or the resetting of circuit breakers. Damage to the product caused by improper power supply voltage, accident,

fire, floods or acts of God. Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this

thermostat.

Staple your receipt here. Proof of the original purchase date is

needed to validate the warranty.

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for use within the USA and Canada. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your site.

Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local, state or provincial consumer affairs office or your

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