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Old 02-11-2011, 05:33 PM   #16
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Beenthere. Just the guy I wanted to ask a question of. I have noticed many replies by you to questions asked and I was hoping to get you personally, to answer my questions on programming my vision pro 8320 U1008 thermostat to my Amana ASZ 180361 condenser unit and my Amana AEPF 303616 evaporator unit (I guess that’s what they are called). I’m just an old tired retired OTR trucker and I know nothing about heating & refrigeration other than what is on an old style (non electronic) reefer trailer.

Amana ASZ 180361
Amana AEPF 303616
Vision Pro TH8320 U1008


SETUP…….PRESENT………..FUNCTION
CODE SETTINGS

0170………… .12…..system type 12…3heat/2 cool heat pump (with aux heat) *I have no secondary (fossil fuel) heat source. My aux heat is just one 5 kw heat strip in the evaporator unit. Is 12 the correct setting? I do have :Heat, Aux Heat, and Emergency Heat. That is three. I have seen only one recommendation for a setting of 12 verses several recommends for a setting of 7 thru out this DYI blog.
0180…………..0….O/B terminal controls valve in cooling
0200…………..0… Auxiliary heat….electric backup heat
0220…………..3 …1’st stage CCR…..initially set to 1
0230…………..3.…2’nd stage CCR….initially set to 5
0240 …….……no option
0250……….….no option
0260…………..3….3’rd stage heat cycle rate (CPH)……..initially set to 9
0270…………..3.…Emergency Heat Cycle Rate (CPH)….initially set to 9
0340…………..0….No Remote sensor
0580…………..3….Compressor Protection
0650…………..0….Extended Fan Timer (heat)
0660…………..0….Extended Fan timer (cool)
0680…………..2….Heat Temp Control
0690…………..2….Cool Temp Control

I have not been satisfied with the initial settings made by the contractor due to the way this heat pump constantly runs and cycles. After reading pages and pages of posts on DIY concerning the thermostat and the setting numbers, I made the changes (3 days ago). Now it appears to be operating correctly. What are your recommendations as to the settings to match this Amana with the vision pro thermostat?

Also, I saw on youtube.com a Carrier unit in defrost mode, which made a loud noise (like a telephone transformer humming before it explodes) for 15 to 20 seconds. My Amana does the exact same thing. I have to set the temp back at nite so the old gal can sleep. The installer and the Amana Rep said that was normal...? It is LOUD! My other two heat pumps never did that. Do you have any input on the noise matter? Other than that everything is ok with my Amana and me.
Thank you

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Old 02-11-2011, 06:52 PM   #17
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Beenthere. Just the guy I wanted to ask a question of. I have noticed many replies by you to questions asked and I was hoping to get you personally, to answer my questions on programming my vision pro 8320 U1008 thermostat to my Amana ASZ 180361 condenser unit and my Amana AEPF 303616 evaporator unit (I guess that’s what they are called). I’m just an old tired retired OTR trucker and I know nothing about heating & refrigeration other than what is on an old style (non electronic) reefer trailer.

Amana ASZ 180361
Amana AEPF 303616
Vision Pro TH8320 U1008


SETUP…….PRESENT………..FUNCTION
CODE SETTINGS

0170………… .12…..system type 12…3heat/2 cool heat pump (with aux heat) *I have no secondary (fossil fuel) heat source. My aux heat is just one 5 kw heat strip in the evaporator unit. Is 12 the correct setting? I do have :Heat, Aux Heat, and Emergency Heat. That is three. I have seen only one recommendation for a setting of 12 verses several recommends for a setting of 7 thru out this DYI blog.

170 should be set to 12 for your system.

0180…………..0….O/B terminal controls valve in cooling correct
0200…………..0… Auxiliary heat….electric backup heat correct
0220…………..3 …1’st stage CCR…..initially set to 1 3 works good
0230…………..3.…2’nd stage CCR….initially set to 5 3 is a good setting, but if you use 2, it will satisfy the heat call more often, so your run times will be slightly shorter
0240 …….……no option
0250……….….no option
0260…………..3….3’rd stage heat cycle rate (CPH)……..initially set to 9 yep 3, 9 is way too many, I don't care what Honeywell says

0270…………..3.…Emergency Heat Cycle Rate (CPH)….initially set to 9 again 9 is way too many, so your right to use 3, I don't care what Honeywell says

0340…………..0….No Remote sensor
0580…………..3….Compressor Protection The heat pump has its own 5 minutes anti short cycle protection, so any time you use under 5 minutes will have no real effect
0650…………..0….Extended Fan Timer (heat) keep at 0
0660…………..0….Extended Fan timer (cool) keep at 0
0680…………..2….Heat Temp Control Only has an effect if you use temp set back, which isn't advisable with electric aux heat, unless you have an outdoor sensor to lock out the aux heat above balance point. And then only if it over or under shoots set temp.So adjust if you use set back, and it over or under shoots.
0690…………..2….Cool Temp Control As with heat, only matters if you use temp set back/up. And it over or under shoots set temp.

I have not been satisfied with the initial settings made by the contractor due to the way this heat pump constantly runs and cycles. After reading pages and pages of posts on DIY concerning the thermostat and the setting numbers, I made the changes (3 days ago). Now it appears to be operating correctly. What are your recommendations as to the settings to match this Amana with the vision pro thermostat?

Also, I saw on youtube.com a Carrier unit in defrost mode, which made a loud noise (like a telephone transformer humming before it explodes) for 15 to 20 seconds. My Amana does the exact same thing. I have to set the temp back at nite so the old gal can sleep. The installer and the Amana Rep said that was normal...? It is LOUD! My other two heat pumps never did that. Do you have any input on the noise matter? Other than that everything is ok with my Amana and me.
Thank you
Your contractor did a poor job of setting up the thermostat. The settings you choose are basically what he should have used.

Amana had a problem with their reversing valves. They were oversized, and didn't always slide over like they should. Depending how old yours is, it may be one of those. And some contractors have a tendency to over charge heat pumps. And that will also cause them to be loud when they reverse.

However, some units are just loud, yours shouldn't be though, its their top of the line model. Its suppose to be quiet. So I would guess, incorrect charge.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:14 AM   #18
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Beenthere,

Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and input as to the settings for my Amana HVAC system. I did not know if my settings were proper. I did know that something was not right. I wish I had more questions to ask you but all my problems seem resolved regarding this matter. Kudos’ to you & DIY. Very informative and interesting reading in this chatroom. It is a great knowledge base.
Again, I thank you……..
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Beenthere. Just the guy I wanted to ask a question of. I have noticed many replies by you to questions asked and I was hoping to get you personally, to answer my questions on programming my vision pro 8320 U1008 thermostat to my Amana ASZ 180361 condenser unit and my Amana AEPF 303616 evaporator unit (I guess that’s what they are called). I’m just an old tired retired OTR trucker and I know nothing about heating & refrigeration other than what is on an old style (non electronic) reefer trailer.

Amana ASZ 180361
Amana AEPF 303616
Vision Pro TH8320 U1008


SETUP…….PRESENT………..FUNCTION
CODE SETTINGS

0170………… .12…..system type 12…3heat/2 cool heat pump (with aux heat) *I have no secondary (fossil fuel) heat source. My aux heat is just one 5 kw heat strip in the evaporator unit. Is 12 the correct setting? I do have :Heat, Aux Heat, and Emergency Heat. That is three. I have seen only one recommendation for a setting of 12 verses several recommends for a setting of 7 thru out this DYI blog.
0180…………..0….O/B terminal controls valve in cooling
0200…………..0… Auxiliary heat….electric backup heat
0220…………..3 …1’st stage CCR…..initially set to 1
0230…………..3.…2’nd stage CCR….initially set to 5
0240 …….……no option
0250……….….no option
0260…………..3….3’rd stage heat cycle rate (CPH)……..initially set to 9
0270…………..3.…Emergency Heat Cycle Rate (CPH)….initially set to 9
0340…………..0….No Remote sensor
0580…………..3….Compressor Protection
0650…………..0….Extended Fan Timer (heat)
0660…………..0….Extended Fan timer (cool)
0680…………..2….Heat Temp Control
0690…………..2….Cool Temp Control

I have not been satisfied with the initial settings made by the contractor due to the way this heat pump constantly runs and cycles. After reading pages and pages of posts on DIY concerning the thermostat and the setting numbers, I made the changes (3 days ago). Now it appears to be operating correctly. What are your recommendations as to the settings to match this Amana with the vision pro thermostat?

Also, I saw on youtube.com a Carrier unit in defrost mode, which made a loud noise (like a telephone transformer humming before it explodes) for 15 to 20 seconds. My Amana does the exact same thing. I have to set the temp back at nite so the old gal can sleep. The installer and the Amana Rep said that was normal...? It is LOUD! My other two heat pumps never did that. Do you have any input on the noise matter? Other than that everything is ok with my Amana and me.
Thank you
Check this attachment out. Something like this may help your noise problem.
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File Type: pdf Goodman SR-043 defrost delay timer.pdf (18.3 KB, 524 views)

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