Braeburn Thermostat Troubleshooting

The tables below are troubleshooting instructions for the thermostats of Braeburn brand. Each manual enlists the most widespread technical issues and malfunctions of thermostats and suggests possible failure causes. Besides, there’s a step-by-step description of the fixing process – it’s detailed and comprehensible.

Braeburn Builder 1005 Thermostat Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
Thermostat does not turn on heating or cooling system.Check to see if OFF is shown in display. This indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. Move the system selector switch to the ON position.
Compressor protection features may be in effect due to compressor short cycle conditions.
Heating or cooling system may be malfunctioning. Call a professional service technician immediately to verify system operation.
Thermostat turns heating or cooling system on too often or not often enough.Increase or decrease temperature differential setting as appropriate to provide the desired performance level.
Low battery indicator is shown in thermostat display.Replace batteries immediately to maintain proper system operation.
OFF is shown in thermostat display and heating or cooling system will not startThis indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. Move the system selector switch to the ON position.
Thermostat display is blank.It is possible that the batteries are drained and not providing power for the thermostat to control the system. Replace batteries immediately to maintain proper system operation. If you replace the batteries and the display does not appear, call a professional service technician to verify thermostat and system performance.
Thermostat will not allow me to program a setpoint temperature higher than 90° F (32 e C).This is above the normal thermostat temperature setting range of 45’ to 90 F (7 to 32° C).
Thermostat will not allow me to program a setpoint temperature lower than 45° F (7* C).This is below the normal thermostat temperature setting range of 45 to 90 F (7 to 32° C).
Fan continues to run all the time whether the system is on or off.Check that the fan control switch is in the AUTO position. This will allow the fan to run only when the heating or cooling system is turned on and running.
Check thermostat wiring to make sure that the fan control wiring is connected to the correct terminals on the wiring terminal block.
The room is too warm or too cold.verify the current setpoint and make any modifications that are necessary.
HI is shown in the thermostat display where the room temperature is normally displayedThe temperature sensed by the thermostat is higher than the 90˚ F (32˚ C) upper limit of the thermostats display range. The display will return to normal after the sensed temperature lowers within the 45˚ to 90˚ F (7˚ to 32˚ C) display range. This condition could occur from the system being turned off during an exceptionally warm period or upon installation when the thermostat has been stored for a long period of time in a warm vehicle or location prior to being installed. The thermostat is equipped with a mechanical high temperature safety switch that will turn off the thermostat should the temperature exceed 99˚ F (37˚ C)
LO is shown in the thermostat display where the room temperature is normally displayed.The temperature sensed by the thermostat is lower than the 45˚ F (7˚ C) lower limit of the thermostats display range. The display will return to normal after the sensed temperature rises within the 45˚ to 90˚ F (7˚ to 32˚ C) display range. If the temperature in the controlled space seems to be normal, wait for the thermostat to acclimate to the correct room temperature. This condition could occur from the system being turned off during a cold weather period or upon installation when the thermostat has been stored for a long period of time in a cold vehicle or location prior to being installed. The thermostat should be allowed to warm up prior to installation to allow proper heating control once installed.

Braeburn 5400 Thermostat Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
Fan continues to run in cooling mode when the system has turned offThe Residual Cooling Fan Control Feature can allow up to a 90 second fan delay after cooling system shutdown for energy efficiency gains. The default setting is 60 seconds. This can be changed to disable this feature or shorten the time period if desired
Thermostat does not turn on heating or cooling systemCheck to see if OFF is shown in display. This indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. Press the system button to select HEAT or COOL mode. After the compressor short cycle protection period expires the system should start within several seconds
Compressor protection features may be in effect due to compressor short cycle conditions, power outages or rolling blackouts.
Heat pump may be malfunctioning. Look in the lower left comer of the thermostat display. If the word CHECK is present, call a professional service technician to confirm heat pump operation and provide necessary service. If heating is required, you can press the system button to EMER setting, which may start the Emergency Heat source to provide heating until the heat pump can be serviced
Thermostat turns on heating instead of cooling, or cooling instead of heatingCheck thermostat wiring to make sure that the heating and cooling stages are connected to the correct terminals on the wiring terminal block
Fan runs intermittently or when system is offThis is normal operation when fan switch is in recirculate mode
System turns on prior to the end of a setback periodThermostat is in Adaptive Recovery Mode
Thermostat turns heating or cooling system on too often or not often enoughIncrease or decrease first stage temperature differential setting as appropriate to provide the desired performance level
Thermostat will not follow program set pointsCheck current time of day, day of week program settings. Verify AM/PM indicator is accurately displaying desired time settings
Check to see if OFF is shown in display. This indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. Press system button to select HEAT or COOL mode. After the compressor short cycle protection period expires the system should start within several seconds
Verify your program set point time entries.
Thermostat program has been temporarily overridden. Wait until next set point and the temporary override will expire or change set point temperature to desired comfort level.
Thermostat program is in Extended Hold (Vacation) Mode and HOLD is shown in display. Press HOLD button to release hold and return the thermostat to normal program operation
System does not automatically switch from Heating to CoolingAuto Changeover was not selected or enabled during installer set-up
Program temperature was changed due to dead band violation
Thermostat turns on second or third (auxiliary) stage of heating or cooling too quickly or not quickly enoughIncrease or decrease second or third (auxiliary) stage temperature differential setting as appropriate to provide the desired performance level
Low battery indicator is shown in thermostat displayReplace back-up batteries as soon as possible
Fan runs constantly or for long periods of timeFan control is set to ON. Fan control is set to PROG and is programmed to be on
Cannot program a set point temperature lower than 45°F (T C)This is below the normal thermostat temperature setting range of 45° to 90° F (7° to 32° C)

Braeburn 1200NC Thermostat Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
LO is shown in the thermostat displayThe temperature sensed by the thermostat is lower than the 40° F (4° C) lower limit of the thermostat’s display range. The display will return to normal after the sensed temperature rises within the 40° to 99° F (4° to 37° C) display range. Turn on the heating system to raise the temperature as needed for comfort within the room
This condition could occur from the system being turned off during a cold weather period or upon installation when the thermostat has been stored for a long period of time in a cold vehicle or location prior to being installed. The thermostat should be allowed to warm up prior to installation to allow proper heating control once installed
Cannot program a setpoint temperature higher than 90°F(32°C).This is above the normal thermostat temperature setting range of 45° to 90° F (7° to 32° C).
Cannot program a setpoint temperature lower than 45° F (7° C).This is below the normal thermostat temperature setting range of 45° to 90° F (7° to 32° C).
Fan continues to run whether the system is on or offCheck that the fan control switch is in the AUTO position. This will allow the fan to run only when the heating or cooling system is turned on and running. Check thermostat wiring to make sure that the fan control wiring is connected to the correct terminals on the wiring block
The room is too warm or too coldReview current set point and change as necessary

Braeburn 140404 Thermostat Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
Cooling is disabled when Emergency Heat has been selected on a heat pump systemSelecting emergency heat from a thermostat in heat mode will disable compressor cooling in all zones. The zone panel will display the following message when Cooling has been disabled. To enable cooling, turn Emergency Heat Off at the panel and/or the priority thermostat calling for emergency heat and make a call other than emergency heat from the priority thermostat
Plenum HI Run Delay HI LimitDisplayed when the Plenum Temperature is exceeded during equipment heating operation. All heating stages will be turned off and the fan will be turned on until the plenum temperature returns to the normal range. Service the system immediately to prevent potential damage
Plenum LO Run Delay LO LimitDisplayed when the Plenum Temperature is too low during equipment cooling operation. All cooling stages will be turned off and the fan will be turned on until the plenum temperature returns to the normal range. Service the system immediately to prevent potential damage
Plenum Sensor BadDisplayed when an error has been detected with the plenum sensor. This error must be corrected by servicing the zone panel plenum sensor. If the sensor is not operating correctly, the zone panel will not call for additional stages of heating or cooling
Outdoor Sensor BadDisplayed when an error has been detected with the outdoor sensor. This error must be corrected by servicing the zone panel outdoor sensor. If the outdoor sensor is not operating correctly, the zone panel will not use outdoor balance point control for heating calls
Invalid Address on Expansion PanelDisplayed when an invalid address has been set on an expansion panel. This message will appear when an expander is powered up and wired to the communication terminals. To locate the expander panel with the invalid address, view the expander panel status LED. The status LED will be flashing red
Duplicate Address on Expansion PanelDisplayed when a duplicate address has been set on an expansion panel. This message will appear when an expander is powered up and wired to the communication terminals. To locate the expander panel with the duplicate, view the expander panel status LED. The status LED will be flashing red

Braeburn 3300 Thermostat Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
Thermostat does not turn on heating or cooling systemCheck to see if OFF is shown in display. This indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. Change the system to HEAT or COOL. After the compressor short cycle protection period expires, the system should start. Compressor protection feature may be in effect due to compressor short cycle conditions
Heating or cooling system may be malfunctioning. Call a professional service technician immediately to verify system operation
Thermostat turns on heating instead of cooling or cooling instead of heatingCheck thermostat wiring to make sure that the heating and cooling stages are connected to the correct terminals on the wiring terminal block
Thermostat turns heating or cooling system on too often or not often enoughIncrease or decrease temperature differential settings as appropriate to provide the desired performance level
Low battery indicator is shown in thermostat displayReplace batteries immediately to maintain proper system operation
Thermostat display is blankIt is possible that AC power is not present at the thermostat and/or the batteries are drained. Check fuse, circuit breaker and thermostat wiring as appropriate to verify AC power is available. Replace batteries before reprogramming thermostat
The room is too warm or too coldReview current set point and change as necessary
Fan runs intermittently or when system is offFan switch is in Recirculate Mode (CIRC).

Braeburn 1010 Thermostat Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
Thermostat does not turn on heating or cooling system.Check to see if OFF is shown in display. This indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. Move the system selector switch to the HEAT or COOL position. After the compressor short cycle protection 5-minute period expires the system should start within a minutes time.
Compressor protection features may be in effect due to compressor short cycle conditions.
Heating or cooling system may be malfunctioning. Call a professional service technician immediately to verify system operation.
Thermostat turns on heating instead of cooling, or cooling instead of heating.Check thermostat wiring to make sure that the heating and cooling stages are connected to the correct terminals on the wiring terminal block.
Thermostat turns heating or cooling system on too often or not often enough.Increase or decrease temperature differential setting as appropriate to provide the desired performance level.
OFF is shown in thermostat display and heating or cooling system will not start.This indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. The thermostat must be in HEAT or COOL modes of operation to control the heating or cooling system. Move the system selector switch to the HEAT or COOL position.
HI is shown in the thermostat display where the room temperature is normally displayed.The temperature sensed by the thermostat is higher than the 90˚ F (32˚ C) upper limit of the thermostats display range. The display will return to normal after the sensed temperature lowers within the 45˚ to 90˚ F (7˚ to 32˚ C) display range. Turn on the cooling system or use other methods to lower the temperature accordingly. This condition could occur from the system being turned off during an exceptionally warm period or upon installation when the thermostat has been stored for a long period of time in a warm vehicle or location prior to being installed. The thermostat is equipped with a mechanical high temperature safety switch that will turn off the thermostat should the temperature exceed 99˚ F (37˚ C)
LO is shown in the thermostat display where the room temperature is normally displayedThe temperature sensed by the thermostat is lower than the 45˚ F (7˚ C) lower limit of the thermostats display range. The display will return to normal after the sensed temperature rises within the 45˚ to 90˚ F (7˚ to 32˚ C) display range. If the temperature in the controlled space seems to be normal, wait for the thermostat to acclimate to the correct room temperature. If the room seems to be colder than usual, turn on the heating system to raise the temperature as needed for comfort within the room. This condition could occur from the system being turned off during a cold weather period or upon installation when the thermostat has been stored for a long period of time in a cold vehicle or location prior to being installed. The thermostat should be allowed to warm up prior to installation to allow proper heating control once installed.
Thermostat will not allow me to program a setpoint temperature higher than 90° F (32° C).This is above the normal thermostat temperature setting range of 45' to 90‘ F (T to 32" C).
Thermostat will not allow me to program a setpoint temperature lower than 45° F (7° C).This is below the normal thermostat temperature setting range of 45' to 90‘ F {T to 32" C).
Fan continues to run all the time whether the system is on or off.Check that the fan control switch is in the AUTO position. This will allow the fan to run only when the heating or cooling system is turned on and running.
Check thermostat wiring to make sure that the fan control wiring is connected to the correct terminals on the winng terminal block.
The room is too warm or too cold.make any modifications that are necessary.

Braeburn 229100 Thermostat Troubleshooting

SYMPTOMDIAGNOSTIC STEPS
No Humidifier Operation in "ON" position1. Set thermostat to operate both furnace burner and blower. Operation may be necessary for system power.
2. Check voltage at humidifier control terminals. There should be no voltage for Power Humidifier. Voltage should be 20-30 VAC for most others
3. Inspect humidifier wiring.
Humidifier operation in "ON" position only1. Humidity level in the home is higher than knob setting. Humidifier control will not operate the humidifier until humidity level is reduced.
Humidifier operation continuous1. When the humidity in the home is less than the knob setting, the control will operate humidifier until the humidity is higher. Reduce knob setting.
2. Use "ON" position. Verify that the humidifier operates.
3. Remove wires from control terminals. If humidifier continues to operate, check solenoid valve.
Humidifier turns on and off repeatedly1. Check voltage at humidifier control terminals. There should be no voltage for a Power Humidifier. Voltage should be 20-30 VAC for most others.
2. If mounted on return air duct, make sure humidifier control is at least 24" upstream of humidifier's air discharge.

Braeburn Thermostat 2000NC Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
The word HEAT or COOL is flashing in the thermostat displayThis indicates that the heating or cooling system is currently running. When these systems are not running, HEAT or COOL will not flash
HEAT or COOL is flashing but the system is not runningThe thermostat is telling the heating or cooling system to run, but the system is not responding. You may need to call your local heating and air conditioning contractor
Thermostat does not turn on heating or cooling systemCheck to see if OFF is shown in display. This indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. Move the system selector switch to the HEAT or COOL position. After the compressor short cycle protection 5-minute period expires the system should start
Compressor protection feature may be in effect due to compressor short cycle conditions.
Heating or cooling system may be malfunctioning. Call a professional service technician immediately to verify system operation
Thermostat turns on heating instead of cooling or cooling instead of heatingCheck thermostat wiring to make sure that the heating and cooling stages are connected to the correct terminals on the wiring terminal block.
Thermostat will not follow program set pointsCheck current time of day, day of week program settings. Make sure to verify AM/PM indicator is accurately displaying desired time settings
Check to see if OFF is shown in display. This indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. Move the system selector switch to the HEAT or COOL position. After the compressor short cycle protection period expires the system should start within several seconds.
Thermostat program has been temporarily overridden and program indicator is flashing in the display. Press the HOLD button twice to return the thermostat to normal program operation or wait until next set point and the temporary override will expire.
Thermostat program is in Extended Hold (Vacation) Mode and HOLD is showing in display. Press HOLD button to release permanent hold and return the thermostat to normal program operation
Thermostat turns heating or cooling system on too often or not often enoughIncrease or decrease first stage temperature differential setting as appropriate to provide the desired performance level
Low battery indicator is shown in thermostat displayReplace batteries immediately to maintain proper system operation
OFF is shown in thermostat display and heating or cooling system will not startThis indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. The thermostat must be in HEAT or COOL modes of operation to control the heating or cooling system. Move the system selector switch to the HEAT or COOL position
Thermostat display is blankIt is possible that AC power is not present at the thermostat or the batteries are drained. Check fuse, circuit breaker and thermostat wiring as appropriate to verify AC power is available. Replace batteries before reprogramming thermostat. If AC power is present, call a professional service technician to verify thermostat and system performance

Braeburn 3000, 3200 Thermostat Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
Thermostat turns on heating instead of cooling or cooling instead of heatingCheck thermostat wiring to make sure that the heating and cooling stages are connected to the correct terminals on the wiring terminal block.
Thermostat turns heating or cooling system on too often or not often enoughIncrease or decrease temperature differential settings as appropriate to provide the desired performance level
Low battery indicator is shown in thermostat displayReplace batteries immediately to maintain proper system operation
OFF is shown in thermostat display and heating or cooling system will not startThis indicates that the system is turned off at the thermostat. The thermostat must be in HEAT or COOL modes of operation to control the heating or cooling system. Move the system selector switch to the HEAT or COOL position
Thermostat display is blankIt is possible that AC power is not present at the thermostat and/or the batteries are drained. Check fuse, circuit breaker and thermostat wiring as appropriate to verify AC power is available. Replace batteries before reprogramming thermostat. If AC power is present call a professional service technician to verify thermostat and system performance
Fan runs intermittently or when system is offFan switch is in Circulate Mode
HI is shown in the thermostat displayThe temperature sensed by the thermostat is higher than the 99' F (37 C) upper limit of the thermostats display range. The display will return to normal after the sensed temperature lowers within the 40 to 99 F (4‘ to 37 C) display range. Turn on the cooling system or use other methods to lower the temperature accordingly.
This condition could occur from the system being turned off during an exception- ally warm period or upon installation when the thermostat has been stored for a long period of time in a warm vehicle or location prior to being installed
LO is shown in the thermostat displayThe temperature sensed by the thermostat is lower than the 40 F (4 C) lower limit of the thermostat's display range. The display will return to normal after the sensed temperature rises within the 40 to 99 F (4 to 37 C) display range. Turn on the heating system to raise the temperature as needed for comfort within the room.
This condition could occur from the system being turned off during a cold weather period or upon installation when the thermostat has been stored for a long period of time in a cold vehicle or location prior to being installed. The thermostat should be allowed to warm up prior to installation in order to provide proper heating control once installed
Cannot program a set point temperature higher than 90* F (32‘ C).This is above the normal thermostat temperature setting range of 45 to 90 F (7 to 32 C)
Cannot program a set point temperature lower than 45“ F (7" C).This is below the normal thermostat temperature setting range
Thermostat will not allow me to change the set pointThe keypad is locked. Press either the Aor vkey and the backlight key at the same time to unlock
Fan continues to run all the time whether the system is on or offCheck to make sure the fan control switch is in the AUTO position. This will allow the fan to run only when the heating or cooling system is turned on and running.