GE RAK164D2 Thermostat Owner's Manual PDF

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Configuration Mode ........................ 89 Important Safety Information .................................................. 2 Installation Instructions ................ 47 Introduction Overview .......................... 3 Operating Functions .......................... 10 Specifications ............................................. 2 Testing the Thermostat ............1112 Troubleshooting Tips .......................... 13 Warranty .................................................... 17

RAK148D2 RAK164D2

Owners Manual & Installation Instructions

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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 4 amp maximum total load Operating temperature range: 40F99F (4C37C) Temperature set range: 60F85F (15C29C) Accuracy: 1F ( 0.5C) System configurations: RAK148D2: 2-stage heat (heat pump/resistance heat), 1-stage cool RAK164D2: 1-stage heat (resistance heat), 1-stage cool Terminations: R, C, W, Y, G, B (RAK148D2);

R, C, W, Y, G (RAK164D2) Wiring: Maximum wiring length is 66ft (20 meters) for AWG18

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

PARTS DIAGRAM

INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW

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THERMOSTAT CONTROL

AutoCool Off Heat On

Display Up/Down Buttons

Function Switch Fan Auto/On Switch

B G Y W C R

COOL OFF HEAT

RESETRIGHTLEFT

AUTO ON

Display Up/Down Buttons

Wiring Channel

Mounting Hole

Function Switch

Fan Auto/On Switch

Mounting Hole

Configuration Buttons

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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, 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. Replace cover on thermostat by snapping it in place. 15. Plug the unit in or turn on power to the system at the

main service panel. 16. 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 (RAK164D2 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 (RAK148D2 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 RAK148D2 and RAK164D2 to match the heating/cooling system. These thermostats function with up to 2-stage heat pump systems (RAK148D2 only). To configure the RAK148D2 and RAK164D2, perform the following steps: Note: Operation being set will blink in the display. 1. Slide the Function switch to the OFF position. 2. Remove the thermostats front cover. 3. To enter the configuration mode, simultaneously hold

the LEFT and RIGHT buttons in for 6 seconds while the thermostat is in OFF mode. (See diagram on page 3.)

4. Once in the configuration mode, press the < or > button to change settings within each screen.

- Press the RIGHT button to advance to the next screen. - Press the LEFT button to return to the previous screen. NOTE: To exit configuration mode at any time, 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 RIGHT button to advance to the next screen. NOTE: Default factory setting is Fahrenheit.

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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 RIGHT button to advance to the next screen. Note: Default factory setting is 2F/1C for each stage. 8

RAK148D2 only 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 RIGHT 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,

Adjust to control the minimum Cool set temperature allowed.

Press the < or > button to select. Press the RIGHT button to advance to the next screen. Note: Default factory setting is 60F/15C. 5. Maximum Heat Setpoint (65, 70, 72, 74,

Adjust to control the maximum Heat set temperature allowed.

Press the < or > button to select. Press the RIGHT button to advance to the next screen. Note: Default factory setting is 85F/29C.

Adjust to calibrate displayed room temperature to match actual room temperature.

Press the < or > button to select. Press the RIGHT button to advance to the next screen. 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 Configuration mode.

Cool In this mode, the thermostat

controls the cooling system. Press the < or > button to

set the desired temperature.

Heat In this mode, the thermostat

controls the heating system. Press the < or > button

to set the desired temperature.

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

CAUTION! Do not use air conditioning beyond the simple test 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).

Testing the thermostat.

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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. 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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Troubleshooting tips.

No display Check for 24 VAC; display is blank when 24 VAC is not present.

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

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

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

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 not correct with 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 or turn off immediately a 3 minute minimum run time for when changing function the 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.

Problem not listed above Press the Reset button once to reset the thermostat and restore all factory settings.

Problem Solution

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Notes.

Notes.

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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 states Attorney General.

Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225

product exchange as provided in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of mercha

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