I recently replaced a friend's thermostat from a mechanical to a digital. I placed all wires as used on old thermostat, but outside unit contact will not pull shut when calling for cooling. I'm getting 24v to mag coil on contact. I disconected wires & did read continuity through mag coil. When contact is pushed shut, the fan motor & compressor both begin to work. I tested both high voltage wires coming into the unit seperately, and got 120vac, though I have not read across the wires to make sure it's 220vac.
The unit is a Rheem RARA-024JAZ. Does anyone have a specific schematic for the wiring of the contact for this unit? I'm thinking my wires may have gotten crossed. By the way a new contact was installed & still the same trouble. Thank you.