The Braeburn thermostat ‘cool’ flashing typically occurs when the thermostat is calling for cooling or when the time off delay is activated. Other times when the outdoor unit is not working or is not properly connected, it can also cause your thermostat to flash ‘cool’
But generally when your braeburn thermostat is flashing cool, there is no need to do anything. This mode usually clears itself in 5 minutes. However, if the flashing continues after the 5 minutes, there could be other issues going on with your HVAC system. We are going to be looking at these possible problems shortly in this guide.
Causes of Braeburn Thermostat Cool Flashing
|Thermostat calling for cooling||No need to do anything|
|Time delay||Usually takes up to 5 minutes|
|Problems with outdoor unit||Ensure condenser unit is powered up and running|
Thermostat is calling for cooling
As stated earlier, when the Braeburn thermostat begins to flash or ‘ blink’ this is normal on newer models of Braeburn thermostats. This simply means that the thermostat is calling for cooling.
Time off delay is activated
Another reason for the Braeburn thermostat cool flashing is the time off delay being activated. This happens when the air conditioning system has been turned off and then back on too quickly.
The time off delay is a feature designed to protect your equipment from short cycling and allows the system to stabilize before it starts cooling again. Waiting for the delay to elapse (usually about 5 minutes) can solve this issue. However is the thermostat continues to flash on for more than 5 minutes, that could indicate problems with the condenser unit
Problems with the condenser unit
If neither of the above solutions works, it is possible that the problem lies with the condenser unit. The condenser is the outdoor unit of the air conditioning system responsible for dissipating heat.
A malfunctioning condenser can cause the Braeburn thermostat cool flashing to occur. Common issues with the condenser include
- Faulty wiring,
- A tripped circuit breaker
- Defective compressor
- Damaged motor. The first thing you want to do is check if the outdoor condenser is kicking on when you set your thermostat to cool.
If the condenser doesn’t kick in, check if the circuit breakers in the electrical box are not tripped.
If the circuit breakers are not tripped there could still be other problems such as bad compressor capacitors. These are often tested for continuity and if they are defective, they can easily be replaced.
Why is the heat symbol blinking on my Braeburn thermostat?
Under normal circumstances, the heat symbol will blink on a braeburn thermostat to indicate that there is calling for heat. This blinking should not go beyond 5 minutes, if it does, it could men there is a problem with your heating system which need to be addressed
Where can I find the Braeburn thermostat manual?
The Braeburn thermostat manual can be found on the braeburn official website or by contacting their customer service. The manual provides instructions on how to install, program, and troubleshoot a braeburn thermostat.
Why is my Braeburn thermostat not cooling?
Braeburn thermostat may not be cooling due to several reasons, such as a
- Dirty air filter,
- Incorrect thermostat settings
- Low refrigerant levels
- Malfunctioning compressor
Check the air filter, ensure that the thermostat is set to cool mode and the temperature is set low enough, and make sure the circuit breaker and outdoor unit are functioning properly.
What should I do if the heat symbol is flashing on my Braeburn thermostat but there is no heat?
AIf the heat symbol is flashing on your Braeburn thermostat but there is no heat, check that the thermostat is set to the desired temperature and mode (heat), the circuit breaker is on, and the furnace is functioning properly. If the issue persists, it may be necessary to contact a qualified technician.
Why is the battery icon flashing on my Braeburn thermostat?
The battery icon on a Braeburn thermostat may flash to indicate low battery levels. Replace the batteries with new ones to ensure proper functionality of the thermostat.
Why is the day flashing on my Braeburn thermostat?
A: If the day is flashing on a Braeburn thermostat, it means that the program has been temporarily overridden. The program will resume at the next scheduled time setting in your program or 4 hours after it was overridden, whichever comes first.