Goodman Heatpump, Honeywell Thermostat

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  1. Nov 11, 2019 #1

    beachboui

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    Quick background... 19 year old Ruud heatpump died in July (on the hottest day of summer, of course). The Ruud worked well for many years with a Honeywell CT3611(R4450) thermostat. Replaced the dead Ruud with a lightly used Goodman 2 ton unit (GSH130181).

    Since that hot day in July, I've been running the Goodman without the reversing valve wired for switching between cooling and heat. Now, it's friggin' cold and I can't get the reversing valve to switch to heat. I replaced the CT3611 themostat with a Honeywell RTH5160D specifically so my system would switch automatically between cooling and heating modes. I believe the Ruud used the B terminal for the reversing valve. The Goodman apparently uses the O terminal for that. (Tried O and B... neither worked.)

    With all the wires connected the same on the RTH5160 (and the settings properly set to O for the reversing valve) as they were on the CT3611, A/C works fine. But, I can't get the reversing value switch to heat. It just blows cold air. Connecting the orange wire to the O terminal doesn't work.

    Pictures here show the wires from compressor/wall/air handler in the attic wired together, and the wiring at the heat pump. The CT3611 wiring is also show. I'm posting pics of the wiring in hopes that someone can spot where the problem may be and help me get heat.

    Any guidance would be most appreciated and modestly rewarded.

    Wiring it all together
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    At Heat pump
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    CT3611R4450
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    New RTH5160D terminals
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  2. Nov 22, 2019 #2

    beachboui

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    Original post said the Goodman was a 2 ton unit... it's a 1.5 ton unit. Air handler was part of the Ruud system the Goodman has replace. I just haven't changed the air handler yet.

    Since the A/C worked fine for several months, and the only issue is that the system won't switch to heating, I'm wondering if the problem is that the reversing valve is stuck? Any thoughts, anyone?

    Goodman heat pump installation manual (wiring diagram page)
    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/867424/Goodman-Gsh-Series.html?page=156#manual
     

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