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4 Mostly DIY Fixes For Your Luxpro Woes
Luxpro thermostats have revolutionized the home thermal industry by packing tons of user-friendly features into small modules that can be fully operated and automated by the homeowner — engineers be damned!
Offering unparalleled durability, flexibility, reliability, and general performance, they can be found on the walls of a rapidly increasing number of American homes.
The majority of the time, they work like an absolute dream, but nothing is perfect, and as lux thermostats are complex devices, sometimes things go a little awry.
Not to worry, though, friend. If you’re experiencing some thermo-troubles right now, one of these 4 quick fixes will have it sorted in a jiffy. Ready to take back control?
4 Simple Ways to Get Your Luxpro Thermostat Working
A thermostat on the fritz can be straight-up hell, especially in the dead of winter and throes of mid-summer. But luckily for us, Luxpro thermostats are almost always super easy to fix. Here’s how to do it.
1. Restarting Your Luxpro Thermostat
It’s a simple fix, I know, one that you’ve probably already thought of giving a try, but maybe you haven’t because you’re worried it’ll make things worse. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s perfectly fine to treat your Luxpro thermostat to the odd restart every now and again, and better yet, it’ll probably fix the problem too!
You don’t have to worry about finding and removing batteries or anything tiresome like that. All Luxpro thermostats have a wealth of buttons beneath their front panels, usually located underneath their displays.
You just need to give the power button a push, give it a couple of minutes, then push the same button again to fire your thermostat back up. Believe it or not, this classic restart is an incredibly effective way of solving your Luxpro woes.
2. Resetting your Luxpro Thermostat (Hardware & Software)
If the restart didn’t do the trick, and you’re still getting errors, or your thermostat is completely unresponsive, it’s time to kick things up a notch — a full reset is the next logical step.
The good news is that you don’t have to engage in any complex command chains to trigger the reset. All we need to do is remove the front panel as we did to restart it, and look for the small, white, round reset button on the right-hand side. It will be labeled “H.W. Reset”.
It’s not so small you’ll need a pin to push it, so don’t worry about routing around the house for a pointy utensil. You can use your finger. Hold it down for 5 seconds, and you should notice the screen fully populate for a moment, and voilà — sorted!
Still no luck? Let’s try a full software reset too. It’s the same process, but instead of pushing the reset button on the right-hand side of the control board, you’re looking for one on the left-hand side labeled “S. Reset”.
Once you find it, just rinse and repeat — 5 seconds...yada, yada, yada. When your thermostat awakens, the time and date will be correct, but unfortunately, all your custom program values will need to be reset. It’s a pain, but having to reset your custom values is better than having no control at all.
3. Blowing Away the Cobwebs (Give It a Good Clean)
You may not realize it, but the accumulation of dust and debris can seriously affect your thermostat’s performance, which is why I recommend giving it a good spring, summer, fall, and summer clean.
Don’t go in too hard, though, folks. Save the bucket of soapy water for your car. All you’ll need is either a can of compressed air or a little anti-static brush for dissipating the dust particles.
I’m inclined to prefer the brush-cleaning method, as compressed air can sometimes push debris further into the system.
4. Popping the Hood and Checking the Wiring
I realize that you’re probably not an electrician or an engineer, but you don’t have to have multiple degrees to do a basic wire check on your thermostat.
Keep an eye out for any loose or damaged connections. If your wiring is particularly old, that’s likely the issue.
Hold back from poking your hand in, though. Now’s the time to call an electrician and have them take a look at things with their professional eye.
Final Thoughts on Your Thermostat
Thanks for checking in and reading my article on fixing your Luxpro thermostat. If none of these awesome fixes have worked, I’d recommend contacting Lex directly and seeing what they have to say for themselves.
They may need to send an engineer out or have a replacement mailed to you, but who knows...they might even be able to guide you through a fix that slipped through the cracks of this article. Best of luck!