Heat pump Condenser fan randomly turns on

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Old 10-20-14, 05:58 PM
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Heat pump Condenser fan randomly turns on

I am going in to the second heating season with my goodman Heat pump/ac.

I recently had a new tstat installed and the ac worked fine. For the first time I turned on the heat and even when the desired temp has been reached, the outside fan will randomly turn on for about 5 minutes. The lines are hot, and inside unit is not turning on. I don't recall this happening last year with the old tstat.

The heat is working well other than that. Inside temp set to 66, sun warmed it up to 68 after the heat pump reached 66 and turned off. Outside temp in the 50's.

Tstat is through xfinity home, can't find a name or model. Heat pump is goodman ssz and handler is aruf.
 
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Old 10-20-14, 06:02 PM
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Blue wire to c
yellow to y1 jumped to w1/b
Green to g
White to w2
Orange to y2/o
Red to rc jumped to rh

It is a centralite Azela ha 3156105.

At the air handler, brown is tied to the handler and outside unit, and back up to the tstat. However, I guess it's pushed inside the wall.
 

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What is the brown wire connected to at the air handler and outside unit ?
 
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I believe it goes to the tstat on the outside unit and is for one of the heat strips. It is my assumption that w2 is also for aux. heat strip?

Last night I removed the jumper between y1 and w1 so nothing goes to w1. That seems to have stopped the random turning on of the outside unit. An "emergency" answer is no longer needed and hopefully either xfinity or the tstat company can get back to me...or if someone here still has an answer.
 
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Old 10-22-14, 12:41 PM
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It is apparently impossible to get a response from both the manufacturer and Xfinity.

Any suggestions as to what I did?
 
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Old 10-22-14, 06:28 PM
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RED -- RC jumpered to RH.
BLUE -- C
YELLOW -- Y1
GREEN -- G
WHITE -- W2
ORANGE -- O/Y2

Remove jumper you have from Y1 to W1/B. W1/B is for heat pumps that activate reversing valve in heat mode. Here is a link to the installation manual:

http://customer.comcast.com/help-and...hermostat-help

I have attached an image (not very good quality) of the wiring designations. They are described in the linked manual.

After the wiring is done you will need to go into the configuration menu of the thermostat to tell it what type of unit it is controlling (if not already done).
 
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Thank you very much for the reply! Comcast couldn't even tell me where to find that manual online, and still no return call or return email from centralite.
 
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You are very welcome! Please post back and let us know if it solves your issue as it may assist others in the future.
 
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