I have ran into this situation a couple of times where I could not figure out how to get thermostat out of delay mode. But don’t worry, it can be easily fixed.
This article will provide you with the steps necessary to get your thermostat out of delay mode so that you can enjoy comfortable temperatures in your home.
How to Get Thermostat Out of Delay Mode
Adjust settings to disable delay mode. Once you are familiar with the delay setting and its purpose, adjust the settings accordingly to disable it.
To do this, press and hold down the “+” button until “Delay” disappears from the display screen; this will indicate that delay mode has been successfully disabled.
You may also need to press a special button on some models if they require manual resetting after disabling delay mode in order for it to take effect immediately without having to wait for a specified start time.
Check that delay mode has been disabled correctly. After adjusting all necessary settings, check that your thermostat is no longer stuck in delay mode by examining its display screen one more time and making sure that “Delay” does not appear anymore alongside other temperature settings.
Additionally, test out whether the desired temperature has been achieved by setting up a timer and checking whether the target temperature has been reached at its specified time – if so, then your thermostat should now be operating normally again!
Why Is My Thermostat In Delay Mode?
There’s been several instances where you go to a call and your thermostat is going into a delay constantly. So your ‘cool on’ is flashing, you’re waiting on it, when it goes to ‘click on’, it goes back to ‘cool on’ flashing again and it just continues to do that.
Anytime you see that happening 99% of the time there’s a short somewhere. There was a while that I thought that something was wrong with the unit itself, because the thermostat was set to cool but the AC not turning on.
So I would replace the thermostat and sometimes it would fix the problem for a short while but it will always go back on it and at the end of the day, dealing with a short it’s usually only at the outdoor unit during cooling because any other short will always blow the fuse as soon as the system is on.
But if you have a short at the outdoor unit that’s not being used until you get that call for cooling, the thermostat will blink ‘cool on’.
When you have a shortage in the outdoor unit the system will still run normally as long as it’s not using the outdoor unit. So if you just have the blower on on your thermostat it’s going to run even with the short at the outdoor.
Bottom line: Don’t replace the thermostat initially, look for the short. In that certain situation it’s always going to be the outdoor unit so search it carefully and you will find it.
Now that you know how to get the thermostat out of delay mode, you should have no problem controlling your home’s temperature settings and enjoying comfortable temperatures year round.
If at any point you experience further difficulties or require more assistance, don’t hesitate to contact a qualified technician for help.