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dcaudill6572 01-04-2013 03:52 AM

Electric furnace woes!
Hello! I do believe I have a mess.

First off, I plan on replacing this "mess" in the spring but until then I hope someone can help.

I have this Goodman electric furnace in the attic, this is a heat-pump/electric furnace system. Since the outside temp is well below 35 degrees and my heat pump has a bad Freon leak I've opted the run solely on the emergency heat setting using the electric furnace. Now for the "real" problem.

If I set my thermostat at, say 70 degrees, my furnace will come on as expected start with one icon of heat on the thermostat, then two. When the house get to 1/2 of a degree of the set point, the second part of the heating drops out and the darn thing just runs and runs. I spoke with a repairman and he said that Goodmans are designed this way. Just thinking that this cannot be right. Please help and thank you in advance!!!

beenthere 01-04-2013 04:41 AM

Jumper W1 and W2 at the air handler or thermostat.

dcaudill6572 01-04-2013 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by beenthere (Post 1085801)
Jumper W1 and W2 at the air handler or thermostat.

Thanks for your advice. What will that do?

dcaudill6572 01-04-2013 09:45 AM

Was going to apply the jumper but I don't have a W1. I vaguely remember the one hvac tech that was here on a seperate issue told me I could move the white wire(W2) over to the E terminal with the black wire or visa versa. Later his boss said that would be a bad idea. Am I on the right track with what you're telling me? Also, am really going to make any improvement in heating and efficiency or am I just wasting my time with this mixed matched piece of junk? Thanks again!

beenthere 01-04-2013 03:49 PM

Can you post a pic of the wires connected to the air handler. Also check what size breaker is connected to the air handler.

You would need to jumper from E to W2. If you moved the wires from W2 to E, you would have aux heat when the heat pump needed to use it.

dcaudill6572 01-04-2013 07:40 PM

I got you on the jumper. I'll try to get the pics on tomorrow since it's late. Sir I really appreciate you letting me pick your brain on this. Thank you!

beenthere 01-04-2013 10:36 PM

Your welcome.

hvactech126 01-05-2013 06:08 AM

use emergency heat if you are not using the HP.

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