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    Very hot

    We just had our AC repaired, it had a leak, but while the technician was here he said our thermostat needed replacing. So my husband installed a new thermostat, but now the AC will not turn on at all. He tried to put the old one back up but now that will not even come on. He reinstalled the new one, and we could hear clicking noise that sounded like the AC trying to kick on, but then it stopped and no AC. Please help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laine View Post
    We just had our AC repaired, it had a leak, but while the technician was here he said our thermostat needed replacing. So my husband installed a new thermostat, but now the AC will not turn on at all. He tried to put the old one back up but now that will not even come on. He reinstalled the new one, and we could hear clicking noise that sounded like the AC trying to kick on, but then it stopped and no AC. Please help!!
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    We called them, but they will not come back till Monday. Someone was suppose to call back to help my husband troubleshoot but they never did. And it's extremely hot....

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    They don't do after hours service? I would be calling a different company.
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    The heat we're having, we got to as many as we could before techs started dropping. If you called tonight, SOL. And if you declined our suggested repair and screwed it up DIYing, that doesn't help. But we're working tomorrow but maybe their contractor isn't or is already booked. If they are having weather like us, something that hasn't happened in decades, maybe they can't keep up any more than the air conditioners in there area.

    Some DIY intended stats offer a toll free number to call for help. Probably a simple wiring error.

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    Bald Loonie is correct - everyone in this region is swamped, and the guy did his best for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laine View Post
    We just had our AC repaired, it had a leak, but while the technician was here he said our thermostat needed replacing. So my husband installed a new thermostat, but now the AC will not turn on at all. He tried to put the old one back up but now that will not even come on. He reinstalled the new one, and we could hear clicking noise that sounded like the AC trying to kick on, but then it stopped and no AC. Please help!!
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    Nah they put the old one back on and still nothing.

    Yep I believe you will require a additional part now to restore your system.

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    Did you check the breaker to the A/C. If it sounds like it is trying to start it may have been short cycled wile installing the stat which is why it sounds like it is trying to start, you hear the contactor humming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by udarrell View Post
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    Thats awful DIY dude.

    Homeowner, check the breakers. Call the termostat manufacturer. Ask them for help.

    Did the person replacing the termostat turn off the power before working on it?
    If not, your gonna be waiting.
    If he wired it wrong, and turn on the power, you'll be waiting.


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    what uderal said
    take a picture of the wires connectted to the stat so we can see what you did

    if you hear a clicking from the unit then there is a good chance the transformer is ok

    check the breaker to the out side unit make sure it is on

    also most stats have rc-rh-terminals and you may need a jumper from rc to rh to bring power to the cooling side of the stat

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