I had a furnace installed about a year ago in my basement. The installer left the wires sticking out of the wall for me to install a thermostat. He said if you want to turn the furnace on, just touch the red and white wire together. This has worked for me for the last year when I wanted to warm up the basement I would just hook the two wires together.
The day came when I was ready to install a thermostat, I hooked up the 5 wires to the thermostat the way I thought it should be installed. When that didn't work, I tried many other configurations. When none of them worked, I decided to go back and check the red and white wire test by holding them together. Now the furnace won't turn on at all when I do this.
Things I've tired
- I made sure my furnace was all closed up and the safety switch on the furnace cover was pushed in.
- I made sure the furnace power switch was on.
- I made sure the main breaker was on for the furnace
I am wondering if some of my wiring configuration might have tripped something in the furnace control board. I noticed a small button on the control board and was wondering if this might be some sort of "Reset" button. I haven't tried it yet, because I didn't know what it did.
Any advice would be appreciated on getting my furnace working again and hooking up my thermostat.