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slicecom 12-19-2013 04:00 PM

Honeywell TB6575
I just upgraded my fan coil thermostat from a Honeywell T6069A to a Honeywell TB6575 and it's all working great. I just have a question about one of the settings. I live in a small bachelor condo, so noise is an issue for me, by default, the new thermostat has a setting that always powers the fan on high for the first couple seconds of operation, then lowers it to the desired setting. The manual says "High speed start up ensures that there is enough torque to start the motor and eliminates and motor locking."

This makes quite a bit of noise, and i'd prefer to have it off. There's a setting to to disable this feature, but is there a real danger of my motor locking up if I turn this feature off? What would happen if the motor locked up?

beenthere 12-19-2013 04:27 PM

If the motor locks up. You'll have no heat until the motor is replaced. Most PSC motors(your blower motor is most likely a PSC motor) have sleeve bearings, and they need to get up to a high speed to start the lubrication process.

If you can run it at med speed, you should be okay. After all, your old thermostat didn't start the fan in high speed.

slicecom 12-19-2013 09:21 PM

Thanks for the quick reply! I guess I'm more worried about an electrical fire or something if the motor locks (I really know nothing about how they work). I have supplemental heating that can fully heat my condo if the main fan coil goes down so if the worst thing that can happen is it locks and I have to replace it, and it's not very likely to happen, I'll keep it how it is (starting on low, not high).

I could re-wire the thermostat to replace the high speed with the medium one, so it starts on medium then goes to low, though the sound level of medium and high seems to be pretty similar, so it's probably not worth the trouble. I always run it on low to keep the noise down and because my place isn't large so it doesn't have to move the air very far. Thanks again for your help.

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