If you own a thermostat then you would know how minor issues can create major trouble for you. Sometimes the solution is very complex and sometimes the solution is comparatively easy. However, the most common solution for minor problems is resetting your thermostat.
Yes, you have heard it right. If you face any issue with your thermostat then your top-priority solution should be to reset your thermostat. If this doesn’t work out for you then jump on to the next method.
HOW DO I RESET MY EMERSON THERMOSTAT?
Well, if you have figured out which model you own then it would become easy for you to choose the right reset method for your thermostat. For the battery-operated thermostats you will have to first remove the battery and then reinsert it after waiting for some time.
For the remaining thermostat models, you can follow the below mentioned steps.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
STEP 1 – Turn OFF your thermostat
STEP 2 – HVAC system should also be turned OFF at the circuit breaker
STEP 3 – Wait for 30 seconds, flip the breaker to “ON” position
STEP 4 – Turn ON the thermostat now
WHAT WILL RESET DO TO THE SETTINGS?
You have 2 options; reset and restart. In restart process you will be just restarting your device and nothing else. The settings will be kept safe and you will even have your set schedules available for you.
However, if you talk about reset option then you will lose all your set settings and will have to start from the scratch. Once you perform a reset on your thermostat then you will have a chance to configure the settings according to your preferences.
WHEN IS RESET PROCESS REQUIRED?
There are many situations when you need to perform a reset process like when your thermostat says heat is ON but no heat is provided or when your thermostat becomes too cool. Other than these, there are also some situations where a reset is required.
- Due to power outage
- Thermostat is not responding to changes
- Thermostat switching between heating and cooling has become disabled
- The display goes black and blank
EMERSON AC THERMOSTAT RESET BUTTON LOCATION:
There isn’t any button present whose job is to perform a reset. However, there are other buttons which can be used in combination to do the job. So if you are looking for a reset button then you probably won’t find any.
HOW TO RESET EMERSON THERMOSTAT AFTER REPLACING BATTERIES?
You don’t really need to restart your thermostat after replacing the batteries. The thermostat will turn itself ON automatically. But if any issue comes up then consider the following steps.
- The batteries which are newly inserted should be of the right company and they should be inserted carefully
- Reset the thermostat (this time from the circuit breaker)
- Keep the battery terminals clean
- Do a factory reset
EMERSON AC THERMOSTAT NOT WORKING!
One common reason why your Emerson thermostat not turning ON AC could be the presence of dirty air filters. When you buy your thermostat then the air filters which come along with it are brand new so they don’t need a quick replacement. But when some time passes and the time duration of these air filters gets completed then you need to make a quick replacement.
You can even set a reminder message for the replacement of these air filters. You will be able to witness the replacement message on the display and once you get the job done then it will disappear if you keep holding HOLD and RUN buttons simultaneously.
RESET PROCESSES FOR VARIOUS EMERSON THERMOSTAT MODELS:
As discussed earlier, the reset process for every model is different. In this section of the article we will try to cover maximum thermostat models so you can have sufficient knowledge regarding the reset process of each one.
If you want to perform a reset process on 1F80-361 thermostat model then you will have to do a simple step. Keep pressing the UP and DOWN arrow keys along with TIME button at the same time. This will bring back the settings to their default mode.
Now for performing a reset on your 1F78 thermostat model you will have to keep pressing UP and DOWN arrow keys simultaneously and move the system switch from “OFF” position to “Heat”. If you are having a hard time finding the system switch then look at the bottom right corner of the faceplate of your thermostat.
This Emerson thermostat model is easy to reset because it is battery-operated. Take off your thermostat from the wall and remove the batteries. Wait for about 2-3 minutes and then reinsert the batteries and place back the thermostat into the wall.
The mentioned model is also battery-operated so you will have to perform the same steps for this one too i.e. taking out the batteries, waiting for 2-3 minutes and then reinserting the batteries into the thermostat.
However, if you want to perform a factory reset then press MENU and BACKLIGHT buttons at the same time. The display will go blank but will turn ON after some time.
80 SERIES MODEL:
The resetting of 80 series model is exactly the same as the previous one. You will have to take out the batteries for 2 minutes and then place them back in. However, for performing a factory reset press the following buttons simultaneously; BACKLIGHT and MENU. The display will disappear for a few seconds but then will come back eventually.
HOW TO FIX EMERSON THERMOSTAT?
There might be a possibility that your Emerson thermostat stops working. If you want to try on different troubleshooting methods then consult the following ones.
Make sure that the HVAC system and your thermostat is in “ON” state. The furnace door should be closed tightly and the circuit breaker should be ON.
A right amount of voltage should be delivered to your thermostat. You can check this by using a voltage meter.
CHECK FOR WIRE FAULT:
In case your thermostat has faulty wiring then it could contribute as a big reason for why your thermostat isn’t working properly. Look and find loose wire connections and fix them as soon as possible.
THERMOSTAT GOING BAD – WHAT ARE THE REASONS?
By looking at the following reasons you can conclude whether your thermostat is bad or not.
- No power to the thermostat
- The HVAC system becomes unresponsive
- Occurrence of short-cycling
- Programmed settings are not applicable
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q – Emerson Thermostat Not Cooling, What Is The Reason?
A – If your Emerson thermostat is not cooling then you need to replace the air filters on priority basis. And if this replacement doesn’t work out for you then you can go for other solutions as well like restarting or resetting your thermostat and checking the voltage coming to the thermostat etc.
Q – Why Is My Emerson Thermostat Not Working?
A – There could be many reasons for this issue.
- Low battery
- Reset requirement
- Insufficient voltage supply
- Presence of faulty wiring
Q – Is There A Reset Button On Emerson Thermostat?
A – No, there isn’t any reset button present on Emerson thermostat. You can press a combination of various buttons to perform a reset.
Your Emerson thermostat might experience minor malfunctions which could be solved by resetting your thermostat. The reset procedures for different models have been explained in the above section of this article. Emerson thermostats are not very demanding so you can handle them easily without getting into complexities.