AC won't work with Honeywell RTH8500 WiFi


Old 06-22-14, 08:55 AM
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AC won't work with Honeywell RTH8500 WiFi

I have an older Carrier 58gs and I recently bought a Honeywell thermostat RTH8500 wifi unit. The thermostat was relatively easy to hook up and worked fine this winter. I went to turn on the air recently and the outside fan works but the interior blower does not. The thermostat wiring is R to R; W to W; Y to Y and C to C. My furnace is wired R to R; W to W; Y pig tailed to the red wire on the low voltage transducer and C was on either GC or GH or was it Y...darn it (I don't recall). The white wire off the transducer is on the C terminal. Honeywells customer support said to "move the G wire to the C terminal at the thermostat (which was previously done), then move the G wire to the C terminal at the furnace, and then place a jumper wire between the Y terminal and the (now empty) G terminal at the furnace." Because I don't recall if I was on GC or GH, I may be jumping incorrectly. I did a test and a relay sparked more than a relay should. Any advice?
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Old 06-22-14, 09:05 AM
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Gc = fan/cooling
Gh = fan/heating

So you would use a jumper from Gc to Y.
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