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I have an American Standard heat pump AC. I'm replacing a White-Rodgers manual thermostat (where I move a switch from cold to heat) with a Honeywell RTH7600 (which will automatically switch from cold to heat).

When I take off the old thermostat, I have a red wire (power) that will go to the Rc with a built in jumper. I have a green wire (fan) that will go to the G. I have an O wire that will go to the O/B.

My problems lies with the yellow wire. My yellow goes to the Y and also to a W. If I'm reading my manual correctly, I think I can put the yellow wire only to the Y since the new Programable thermostat automatically switches from cold to heat.

Is my thinking correct?

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See below, if you jumper Yellow to White the heat strips will run in both cool and heat as Yellow is energized in both modes, what makes it a cooler or heater is the O being energized in cool mode Rheems use the B terminals to be energized in heat.

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