In this post, we’ll attempt to walk you through troubleshooting steps to fix your Braeburn thermostat that suddenly stops working.
So whether your thermostat is working but not giving you what you need or the display, heating, and cooling systems aren’t working at all, you want to keep reading as this article contains valuable information to help you fix the problem. Let’s begin!
Braeburn Thermostat Not Working: Try These Troubleshooting Tips
1. Check and Replace the Batteries
Low batteries can sometimes cause your thermostat to stop working, especially if the thermostat mainly runs on battery power. So, the first step to try if your thermostat isn’t working is to check the batteries.
If the low battery warning is flashing on the display, then you need to get the batteries replaced. More so, bad batteries may drain out without a low battery warning, so go ahead and replace the batteries even though you don’t see the low battery warning indicator.
And make sure to get the right batteries—non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. You may refer to your user manual to see recommended batteries for your Braeburn thermostat model.
2. Check the Circuit Breaker
Replaced the batteries and your thermostat is still not working? Read on!
In this case, it appears that batteries aren’t the cause of the problem, so let’s see if the circuit breaker is in order. The circuit breaker supplies power to the system, so your thermostat won’t work if the breaker is turned off. So check if the circuit breaker is tripped/turned off and switch it back on.
Also, check if the fuse in the unit or your electrical panel is blown. If there is a blown fuse, you will need to replace the fuse to get your thermostat working again.
3. Reset Your Thermostat
Assuming your thermostat batteries, circuit breaker and fuse are in order but the problem persists, then it’s safe to assume that there’s a glitch in your thermostat. And you can fix this by factory resetting the device.
As you probably know, factory resetting the thermostat will restore all factory default settings and possibly fix common bugs causing the problem.
To reset your Braeburn thermostat, locate the RESET button on the front or side of the unit. It is usually located inside a small hole. So, it may require you to get a paperclip, or a pin to press the button. Now long-press the RESET button for about 4 to 5 seconds to reset the thermostat.
This should fix the problem with your Braeburn thermostat.
Note: The reset method may differ depending on your thermostat model; be sure to check your user manual for detailed instructions.
4. Contact Braeburn Support
If you still can’t get your Braeburn thermostat to work even after trying all the troubleshooting tips above, you may have to contact support for help.
You may also want to get an experienced HVAC technician to examine and possibly fix the thermostat.
Braeburn Thermostat Frequently Asked Questions
How do I set the temperature on my Braeburn thermostat?
To the set temperature on your Braeburn thermostat, long-press the RETURN button for a few seconds (about 3-5 seconds) to bring up the temperature setting panel on the display. From there, you can adjust the setting to your desired value by using the UP and DOWN arrow buttons. When you are done, leave the screen for a few seconds, and it will return to normal.
When should I reset my Braeburn thermostat?
You can reset your thermostat whenever you think you are having issues with cooling and heating units. This could happen after a sudden power failure or when children have had ‘control’ of the system while you are away. Resetting the system will correct any issues the thermostat might be having.
For instance, if the room is warmer than usual, you can reset your thermostat to restore normal operation.
How do you unlock your Braeburn thermostat?
To unlock your thermostat, follow these steps:
- Press and hold the RETURN and NEXT buttons together for a few seconds (about 4-6 seconds).
- The screen will change, displaying 000.
- Press the SpeedBar up or down to input the first digit of your lock code.
- Press NEXT to progress to the next digit.
- Do that till you enter all the lock digits. Your thermostat will unlock after the last correct digit is entered.
What could cause my Braeburn thermostat to stop working?
This could be due to various reasons. The first one is that your thermostat may not be getting a power supply. This could mean the batteries are dead, or there is a tripped breaker or blown fuse in your main electrical circuit panel. See how to fix this issue above.
As you can see from the above, troubleshooting a Braeburn thermostat that isn’t working is something you can do on your own.
To recap, you can fix your Braeburn thermostat that isn’t working properly by changing the batteries, putting the circuit breaker and fuse in order. More so, you may reset the thermostat to fix other minor internal glitches.