Important safety information. WARNING! Always turn off power at the main power supply before installing, cleaning or removing the thermostat. • This thermostat is for 24 VAC applications only. Do not use on voltages over 30 VAC. • All wiring must conform to local and national electrical and building codes.
INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW THERMOSTAT CONTROL Display Toggle Up/Down Buttons Mode/Hold Buttons Function Switch Fan Auto/On Switch PARTS DIAGRAM Toggle Up/Down Display Switches Two “AA” Batteries Reset Mode Hold Function Fan Auto/On Switch Switch Switch Switch Switch...
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD—Turn off power at the main service panel by removing the fuse or switching the appropriate circuit breaker to the OFF position before removing the existing thermostat. PACKAGE CONTENTS/TOOLS REQUIRED Package includes: Thermostat on base, thermostat cover, 2 “AA”...
TO INSTALL THERMOSTAT (cont.) 1. Turn off power to the heating and cooling system by removing the fuse or switching off the appropriate circuit breaker. Move the Function switch to Off. 2. To remove cover, insert and twist a coin or screwdriver in the slots on the sides of the thermostat.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALL THERMOSTAT (cont.) 14. Replace cover on thermostat by snapping it in place. 15. Turn on power to the system at the main service panel. 16. Test thermostat operation as described in Testing the Thermostat. Wiring diagrams. Table 1: Terminals for five wires heat/cool system (RAK164P1 only) Note: Connect G terminal of thermostat to Zoneline Gl...
Table 2: Terminals for six wires 2 heat/1 cool system (RAK148P1 only) Note: Connect G terminal of thermostat to Zoneline Gl terminal for low fan speed or terminal Gh for high fan speed. Only one can be selected.
Configuration mode. The configuration mode is used to set the RAK148P1 and RAK164P1 to match your heating/cooling system. These thermostats function with up to 2-stage heat pump systems (RAK148P1 only). To configure the RAK148P1 and RAK164P1, perform the following steps: Note: Operation being set will blink in the display.
3. Temperature Differential—Stage 2—(RAK148P1 only) (1–9°F) (1–5°C)—Set the number of degrees between when stage 1 turns on and stage 2 turns on. Press the button to set differential value. Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. 4. Minimum Cool Setpoint (60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76°F) (15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24°C) Adjust to control the minimum Cool set temperature allowed.
Operation. The RAK148P1 and RAK164P1 thermostats have buttons that are used to: • Adjust the setpoints of the thermostat • Set the modes • Program the schedule Setting the Room Temperature (Setpoint Temperature) 1. With the Function switch at Cool or Heat, the current temperature setpoint displays.
Starting the thermostat. CAUTION! Do not use air conditioning when the outdoor temperature is below 50 degrees. This can damage your air conditioning system and cause personal injuries. 1. Move the Fan Auto/On switch to the Auto position. On position runs indoor fan continuously.
Testing the thermostat. Heat Test 1. Slide Function switch to Heat position. Heat mode screen is HEAT 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.
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 Setup and Program modes. Cool • In this mode, the thermostat controls the cooling system. •...
Setting the time and day of the week. The time and day of the week must be set for your program schedule to operate correctly. 1. Slide the Function switch to the Off position. 2. Press the Hold button in for 6 seconds. 3.
Programming. Program Overview The programmable thermostat has four periods (MORN, DAY, EVE, NITE) that are customizable for each day of the week. Each period will have a set time, heat temperature and cool temperature. The thermostat monitors the day and time, while maintaining the specific conditions that you have chosen for each period in your program.
Programming. • Heat temperature is displayed PROG (60°F to 85°F) HEAT 10.Press the button to MORN adjust heat set temperature. 11.Press the Hold button to advance to the next screen. • Cool temperature is displayed COOL (60°F to 85°F) PROG 12.Press the button to MORN...
Factory preprogramming. The programmable thermostat comes preprogrammed with the following schedule: MONDAY MORN 6:00 AM DAY 8:00 AM EVE 6:00 PM NITE 10:00 PM thru HEAT 70°F HEAT 62°F HEAT 70°F HEAT 62°F SUNDAY COOL 78°F COOL 85°F COOL 78°F COOL 82°F Use the following personal program schedule to record...
Low battery indicator. The programmable thermostats with battery backup have a low battery warning screen. Please note that the low battery warning will not display while in a programming mode or settings menu. The following are the only locations where the low battery warning may occur.
Combination failure (power failure & low battery). The programmable thermostats with battery backup also will indicate a combination failure; that is, both a low battery condition as well as a power failure condition. After the power is restored, the following may be indicated: Combination failure, Off mode The thermostat will display a low battery indication, as well as a power...
Troubleshooting tips. Problem Solution No display Check for 24 VAC at thermostat; display is blank when 24 VAC is not present. System fan does not Verify that wiring is correct. come on properly All thermostat buttons Verify that 24 VAC is present; unit are inoperative locks out when 24 VAC is not present.
Full Replacement of the thermostat which fails From the date of the due to a defect in materials or workmanship. original purchase What GE Will Not Cover: ■ Service trips to your location. ■ Improper installation. If you have an installation problem, contact your installer.