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    Heatpump failure- related to thermostat install?

    I had a new thermostat installed by a professional and that night the motor on my heat pump failed. My question is, can an incorrect wiring of the thermostat cause this failure?

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    No. Most likely a coincidence.
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    I sure don't see a relationship between stat install and motor failure.

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    Kinda like getting a flat tire after an oil change haha, crap luck

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    NOPE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trent123 View Post
    I had a new thermostat installed by a professional and that night the motor on my heat pump failed. My question is, can an incorrect wiring of the thermostat cause this failure?
    I doubt it. I'm sure you could fry a heat pump control board by miswiring it, but the motor is only going to run when the control board allows it to run. I think if someone miswired the heat pump, the board would either fail or refuse to run the heat pump.

    Of course, this assumes they didn't accidently or intentionally mess up the AC power to the heat pump. I suspect you could fry a motor with the wrong power wiring, somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garya505 View Post
    I doubt it. I'm sure you could fry a heat pump control board by miswiring it, but the motor is only going to run when the control board allows it to run. I think if someone miswired the heat pump, the board would either fail or refuse to run the heat pump.

    Of course, this assumes they didn't accidently or intentionally mess up the AC power to the heat pump. I suspect you could fry a motor with the wrong power wiring, somehow.

    C'mon? A professional miswiring something? The hell you say Gary!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seatonheating View Post
    C'mon? A professional miswiring something? The hell you say Gary!!!

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    Trust me, if there are "pros" out there who can screw things up, I can find 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garya505 View Post
    Trust me, if there are "pros" out there who can screw things up, I can find 'em.

    Not if you pay them what they are worth...ha ha.

    Sorry, had to go there.

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    Not a chance that the control wiring can fry a motor. But if he messed with the 120 or 240 VAC stuff in the process, Pandora's box is open for business.

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