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GE RAK148F2 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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OWNER'S MANUAL &
INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLATION
RAK148F2
RAK164F2
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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OVERVIEW
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LIA319
9-7757 05-16 GEA

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    OWNER’S MANUAL & INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLATION RAK148F2 RAK164F2 ......2 SAFETY INFORMATION ............... 3 OVERVIEW ..........4–7 INSTALLATION ......8, 9 CONFIGURATION MODE ....... 10 OPERATING FUNCTIONS ....11–12 TESTING THERMOSTAT ........13 TROUBLESHOOTING ............16 WARRANTY LIA319 9-7757 05-16 GEA...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    RAK148F2: 2-stage heat (heat pump/resistance heat), 1-stage cool, 2-speed fan RAK164F2: 1-stage heat (resistance heat), 1-stage cool, 2-speed fan Terminations: R, C, W, Y, GH, GL, B (RAK148F2); R, C, W, Y, GH, GL (RAK164F2) Wiring: Maximum wiring length is 66ft (20 meters) for AWG18...
  • Page 3: Introduction Overview

    INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW THERMOSTAT CONTROL Display Up/Down Buttons High Cool Off Heat Auto Function Switch Fan Auto/On Switch Fan Speed Switch PARTS DIAGRAM Up/Down Buttons Display Wiring Channel Mounting Hole Mounting Hole LEFT RIGHT RESET B GH GL Y W C R HIGH COOL HEAT...
  • Page 4: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WARNING ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD—Turn off power by unplugging the unit or by removing the fuse or switching the appropriate circuit breaker to the OFF position before removing the existing thermostat. Failure to do so could result in risk of electric shock. PACKAGE CONTENTS/ TOOLS REQUIRED Package includes: Thermostat on base, thermostat...
  • Page 5: Installation

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO REMOVE EXISTING THERMOSTAT 1. Turn off power to heating and cooling system by removing the fuse or switching off the appropriate circuit breaker. 2. Remove cover of old thermostat. This should expose the wires. 3. Label the existing wires with the enclosed wire labels before removing wires.
  • Page 6: To Install Thermostat

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL THERMOSTAT IMPORTANT: Thermostat installation must conform to local and national building and electrical codes and ordinances. Note: Mount the thermostat about five feet above the floor. Do not mount the thermostat on an outside wall, in direct sunlight, behind a door or in an area affected by a vent or duct.
  • Page 7 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL THERMOSTAT (cont.) 10. Seal hole for wires behind thermostat with non- flammable insulation or putty, or use a wall plate obtainable from a local hardware or home building store. 11. Use supplied screws to mount thermostat base to wall.
  • Page 8: Wiring Diagrams

    WIRING DIAGRAMS Table 1: Terminals for six wires 1-stage heat/1- stage cool system (RAK164F2 only)
  • Page 9 WIRING DIAGRAMS Table 2: Terminals for seven wires 2-stage heat/1-stage cool system (RAK148F2 only)
  • Page 10: Configuration Mode

    CONFIGURATION MODE The configuration mode is used to set the RAK148F2 and RAK164F2 to match the heating/cooling system. These thermostats function with up to 2-stage heat pump systems (RAK148F2 only). To configure the RAK148F2 and RAK164F2, perform the following steps: Note: Operation being set will blink in the display.
  • Page 11 3. Temperature Differential—Stage 2 (1–9°F/1–5°C) RAK148F2 only Set the number of degrees between when stage 1 turns on and stage 2 turns Press the button to set differential value. Press the RIGHT button to advance to the next screen. Note: Default factory setting is 2°F/1°C for each stage.
  • Page 12: Operating Functions

    OPERATING FUNCTIONS • In this mode, the thermostat will not turn on the heating or cooling devices (manual fan can operate). • Off is also used to access Configuration mode. Cool • In this mode, the thermostat controls the cooling system. •...
  • Page 13: Testing The Thermostat

    TESTING THE THERMOSTAT Once the thermostat is installed, it should be thoroughly tested. NOTICE Do not use air conditioning beyond the simple test when the outdoor temperature is below 50 degrees. This can damage the air conditioning system. Note: Before testing the thermostat, move the Fan Auto/On switch to the Auto position.
  • Page 14 TESTING THE THERMOSTAT Heat Test 1. Slide Function switch to Heat position. Heat mode screen is displayed. 2. Adjust set temperature so it is 5 degrees above room temperature. 3. Heat should come on within a few seconds. 4. Adjust the set temperature so it is 2 degrees below the room temperature and the heat should turn off.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting Tips

    TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS Problem Solution No Display Check for 24 VAC; display is blank when 24 VAC is not present System fan does not Verify that wiring is correct. come on properly All thermostat but- Verify that 24 VAC is present; unit tons are inoperative will not operate when 24 VAC is not present.
  • Page 16: Warranty

    From the date of the due to a defect in materials or workmanship. original purchase What GE Appliances Will Not Cover: Service trips to your location. Improper installation. If you have an installation problem, contact your installer. You are responsible for providing adequate electrical connections to the product.

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