vanEE 90 H Installation manual

vanEE 90 H Installation manual
Installation Manual
®
Ventilation Systems
VB0023
BRONZE MODELS
90 H
190 H
03451 19/10/01
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0
TECHNICAL DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
1.1
1.2
1.3
Air Distribution (Normal Operation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Air Distribution (Defrost) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
2.0
TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
2.1
2.2
2.3
Fully Ducted System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Exhaust Ducted System (Source Point Ventilation) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Simplified (Volume Ventilation) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
3.0
INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Locating and Mounting the Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Planning of the Ductwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Calculating Duct Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installing Ductwork and Registers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Connecting Duct to the Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Installing Exterior Hoods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Connecting the drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
4.0
INSTALLATION OF THE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
4.1
4.2
4.3
Electrical Connection to Bronze Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Electrical Connection to Optional Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Electrical Connection to the furnace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
5.0
AIR FLOW BALANCING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
6.0
OVERALL VERIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
6.1
6.2
3-Position Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Optional Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
7.0
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
8.0
REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
9.0
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
2
1.0 TECHNICAL DATA
1.1 Air Distribution (Normal Operation)
STALE AIR
TO OUTSIDE
FRESH AIR
TO BUILDING
STALE AIR
FROM BUILDING
FRESH AIR
FROM OUTSIDE
VF0022
1.2 Air Distribution (Defrost)
FILTERED AIR
TO BUILDING
STALE AIR
FROM BUILDING
VF0023
Outside Temperature
Celsius (°C)
-5
-15
-30
Fahrenheit (°F)
23
5
-22
Defrost Cycles
Extended Defrost Cycles*
Defrosting (min.) Operation time (min.) Defrosting (min.) Operation time (min.)
between each defrost cycle
6
6
6
32
32
20
between each defrost cycle
10
10
10
30
20
15
* In a cold region, setup EXTENDED DEFROST by removing jumper JU1F
on the circuit board.
1.3 Dimensions
6" (152 mm)
30 1/4" (768 mm)
17 1/8" (435 mm)
16 1/2"
(419 mm)
VK0029
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2.0 TYPICAL INSTALLATIONS
There are three (3) common installation methods.
2.1 Fully Ducted System
(Primarily for homes with radiant hot water or
electric baseboard heating. See figure 1.)
Moist, stale air is exhausted from the high
humidity areas in the home, such as
bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.
Fresh air is supplied to bedrooms and principal
living areas. The use of bathroom fans and
range hood is suggested to exhaust stale air.
Homes with more than one level require at least
one exhaust register at the highest level.
VH0002
2.2 Exhaust Ducted System
figure 1
See 3.4.1
for details
(Source Point Ventilation)
(For homes with forced air heating. See
figure 2.)
Moist, stale air is exhausted from the high
humidity areas in the home, such as
bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room.
Fresh air is supplied to the cold air return or
the supply duct of the furnace.The use of
bathroom fans and a range hood is
suggested to exhaust stale air.
See 3.4.2
Homes with more than one level require at least
for details
figure 2
one exhaust register at the highest level.
NOTE: For this type of installation, it is not essential that the furnace blower
runs when the unit is in operation, but we recommend it.
VH0006
2.3 Simplified
(Volume Ventilation)
(For homes with forced air heating. See figure 3 or 4.)
Fresh air and exhaust air flow through the furnace ducts which simplifies the
installation.The use of bathroom fans and a range hood is suggested to
exhaust stale air.
NOTE: For this installation type shown in figure 4, furnace blower must be
running when the unit is in operation.
OR
VH0032
figure 3
See 3.4.3
for details
VH0007
4
figure 4
See 3.4.3
for details
3.0 INSTALLATION
INSPECT
THE
CONTENTS
OF THE
BOX
• Inspect the exterior of the unit for shipping damage. Ensure that there is
no damage to the door, door latches, door hinges, dampers, duct
collars, cabinet, etc.
• Inspect the interior of the unit for damage. Ensure that the fan motor
assembly, heat recovery core, insulation, dampers, damper actuator,
and drain pan are all intact.
• If the unit was damaged during shipping, contact your local distributor.
(Claim must be made within 24 hours after delivery).
• Use checklist included with the unit to ensure that no parts are missing.
3.1 Locating and Mounting the Unit
Choose an appropriate location for the unit:
• Within a heated area of the house (10°C / 50°F or
more), usually the basement (in a furnace room, a
laundry room, etc).
• Away from living areas (dining room, living room,
bedroom), if possible.
• So as to provide easy access to the interior cabinet
and to the control panel on the side of the unit.
• Close to an exterior wall, so as to limit the length of the
insulated flexible duct to and from the unit.
• Close to a drain. (If no drain is close by, use a pail to
collect run-off.)
• Away from hot chimneys, electrical panel and other
fire hazards.
• Allow for a power source (standard outlet).
VD0037
figure 5
VD0038
figure 6
CAUTION
Make sure the unit is level.
Hang the unit with the 4 chains and springs provided (see figures 5 and 6).
3.2 Planning of the Ductwork
a) Follow the instructions in section 3.3 below to determine the appropriate
duct diameters for your system.
b) Keep it simple. Plan for a minimum of bends and joints. Keep the
length of insulated duct to a minimum.
c) Do not use wall cavities as ducts. Do not use branch lines smaller than
4”(102 mm) Ø.
d) Do not ventilate crawl spaces or cold rooms. Do not attempt to recover
the exhaust air from a dryer or range hood. This would cause clogging
of the recovery core. Use sheet metal for the kitchen exhaust duct.
e) Be sure to plan for at least one exhaust register on the highest lived-in
level of the house if it has 2 floors or more.
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3.0 INSTALLATION
(CONT’D)
3.3 Calculating Duct Size
Use the table below to ensure that the ducts you intend to install will be
carrying air flows at or under the recommended values. Avoid installing
ducts that will have to carry air flows near the maximum values and
never install a duct if its air flow exceeds the maximum value.
Duct Diameter
Recommended Air flow
end
branches
5ӯ
70 cfm
Maximum Air flow
40 cfm (19 l/s or 68 m /h) 60 cfm (28 l/s or 102 m3/h)
75 cfm (35 l/s or 127 m3/h) 110 cfm (52 l/s or 187 m3/h)
120 cfm (57 l/s or 204 m3/h) 180 cfm (85 l/s or 306 m3/h)
185 cfm (87 l/s or 314 m3/h 270 cfm (127 l/s or 459 m3/h)
260 cfm (123 l/s or 442 m3/h) 380 cfm (179 l/s or 645 m3/h)
140 cfm
3
4ӯ (102 mm)
5ӯ (127 mm)
6ӯ (152 mm)
7ӯ (178 mm)
8ӯ (203 mm)
main branch
6ӯ 140 cfm
figure 7
VI0003
NOTE:
Examples 3.3.1 and 3.3.2 use imperial measures. The same calculation
applies to metric measures.
3.3.1 Example of calculation
Problem: My installation requires two exhaust registers (one for the
kitchen, one for the bathroom). I will connect these registers to a main
duct which will connect to the unit (high speed performance value
of 140 cfm). What size of duct should I use for the main exhaust duct
and for the two end branches leading to the registers? (See figure 7).
Solution: Simplified method. (For a more detailed method of
calculating duct size refer to the ASHRAE or HRAI HANDBOOK).
Main duct: Table indicates for a 6ӯ duct: recommended air flow:
120 cfm; maximum air flow: 180 cfm. The high speed air flow of 140 cfm
is close enough to the recommended value (120) and far
enough away from the maximum value (180). Therefore a 6ӯ duct
or larger is an appropriate choice for the main exhaust duct.
End branches: Each end branch will have to transport an air flow of
70 cfm (140 divided by 2). Table indicates for a 5ӯ duct:
recommended air flow: 75 cfm; maximum air flow: 110 cfm. The high
speed air flow of 70 cfm is close enough to the recommended
value (75) and far enough away from the maximum value
(110). Therefore a 5ӯ duct or larger is an appropriate choice
for the 2 end branches.
N.B.: A 4ӯ duct would have been too small because the maximum
acceptable value for a 4ӯ duct is 60 cfm.
3.3.2 Example of a design for a fully ducted system for a
unit having a high speed performance of 222 cfm
4”
4”
5”
4ӯ 42 cfm
5ӯ 64 cfm
4ӯ 42 cfm
5ӯ 65 cfm
6ӯ 129 cfm
6ӯ 84 cfm
6”
7”
6”
6”
7”
6ӯ 93 cfm
VI0004
6ӯ 96 cfm
4”
4”
6”
6ӯ 138 cfm
figure 8
7ӯ 222 cfm
7ӯ 222 cfm
6
3.0 INSTALLATION
(CONT’D)
3.4 Installing Ductwork and Registers
! WARNING
0
Never install a stale air exhaust register in a room where a
combustion device is, such as a gas furnace, a gas water
heater or a fireplace.
3.4.1 Fully ducted system
(as illustrated in Section 2.1)
Stale air exhaust ductwork:
• Install registers in areas where contaminants are produced:
kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms, etc.
• Install registers 6 to 12 inches (152 to 305 mm) from the ceiling
on an interior wall OR install them in the ceiling.
• Install the kitchen register at least 4 feet (1.2 m) from the
range top.
• If possible, measure the velocity of the air flowing through the
registers. If the velocity is higher than 400 ft/min (122 m/min),
then the register type is too small. Replace it with a larger one.
Fresh air distribution ductwork:
• Install registers in bedrooms, dining room, living room and basement.
• Install registers either in the ceiling or high on the walls with air flow
directed towards the ceiling. (The cooler air will then cross the
upper part of the room, and mix with room air before
descending to occupant level.)
• If a register must be floor installed, direct the air flow up the wall.
3.4.2 Exhaust ducted system
(Source Point Ventilation)
(as illustrated in Section 2.2)
Stale air exhaust ductwork (same as for Fully Ducted System,
described on point 3.4.1)
Fresh air distribution:
There are two methods for connecting the unit to the furnace:
Method 1: supply side connection
• Cut an opening into the furnace supply duct at least 18 inches
(0.5 m) from the furnace.
• Connect this opening to the fresh air distribution port of the
unit as shown (use steel duct, see figure 9).
• Make sure that the unit duct forms an elbow inside the
furnace ductwork.
• If desired, interlock (synchronize) the furnace blower operation
with the unit operation (see section 4.3).
Steel duct
minimum 18’’
(0.5 m)
VD0109
figure 9
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3.0 INSTALLATION
(CONT’D)
Method 2: return side connection
• Cut an opening into the furnace
return duct at a minimum
distance of 10 linear feet
upstream where the furnace
return duct connects to the
furnace cabinet, as measured VD0108
figure 10
minimum
along the lenght of the duct.
10’ (3.1 m)
upstream
• Connect this opening to the fresh
air distribution port of the unit (see figure 10).
NOTE: For Method 2, it si not essential that the furnace blower
runs when the unit is in operation, but we recommend it.
If desired, synchronize the furnace blower operation (see
Section 4.3).
3.4.3 Simplified installation
(Volume Ventilation)
(as illustrated in Section 2.3)
There are two methods (figures 11 and 12) for connecting the
unit to the furnace:
Method 1: return-supply
Method 2: return-return
Steel duct
VD0110
figure 11
minimum 18’’
(0.5 m)
minimum 6’
(1.8 m)
VD0111
figure 12
minimum 3’
(0.9 m)
minimum
10’ (3.1 m)
upstream
Stale air intake:
• Cut an opening into the furnace return duct (at least 6 feet
(1.8 m) from the furnace).
• Connect this opening to the stale air intake port on the unit as shown.
Fresh air distribution: (same instructions as for Method 1 or
Method 2, Section 3.4.2). For method 2 (return-return), make
sure there is a distance of at least 3 feet (0.9 m) between the 2
connections to the furnace.
CAUTION
If using Method 2, make sure the furnace blower operation
is synchronized with the unit operation! See Section 4.3.
NOTE: For Method 1, it is not essential to synchronize the furnace
blower operation with the unit operation, but we recommend it.
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3.0 INSTALLATION
(CONT’D)
3.5 Connecting Duct to the Unit
Insulated flexible duct:
Use the following procedure for connecting the insulated flexible duct to
the ports on the unit (exhaust to outside and fresh air from outside).
a) Pull back the insulation to expose the flexible duct.
b) Connect the interior flexible duct to the opening using a duct tie.
c) Carefully seal the connection with duct tape.
d) Pull the insulation over the joint and tuck it between the inner and
outer rings of double collar.
e) Pull the vapor barrier over the insulation and over the outer ring of the
double collar.
f) Apply duct tape to the joint making an airtight seal. Avoid compressing
the insulation when you pull the tape tightly around the joint. A
compressed insulation loses its R value and causes water dripping
due to condensation on the exterior surface of the duct.
CAUTION
Make sure that the vapor barrier on the insulated ducts does not
tear during installation to avoid condensation within the duct.
a)
VJ0001
b)
VJ0002
c)
d), e)
VJ0003
VJ0004
f)
VJ0005
Rigid duct:
Use duct tape to connect the rigid ducts to the ports.
CAUTION
Do not use screws to connect rigid ducts to the ports.
Make sure that the 2 balancing dampers are
left in a fully open position before connecting
the ducts to these ports (fresh air distribution
port and stale air exhaust port as shown on
figure 13 beside).
VJ0011
figure 13
3.6 Installing Exterior Hoods
Choose an appropriate location for installing the exterior hoods:
• a minimum distance of 6 feet (1.8 m) between hoods to avoid
cross-contamination
• a minimum distance of 18 inches (457 mm) from the ground
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3.0 INSTALLATION
(CONT’D)
Make sure the intake hood is at least 6 feet (1.8 m) away from any of the
following:
• dryer exhaust, high efficiency furnace vent, central vacuum vent
• gas meter exhaust, gas barbecue-grill
• any exhaust from a combustion source
• garbage bin and any other source of contamination
Refer to figure 14 for connecting the insulated duct to the hoods. Place the
“FRESH AIR INTAKE” sticker, provided in the installation kit, on corresponding
hood. An “Anti-Gust Intake Hood” should be installed in regions where a
lot of snow is expected to fall.
6ӯ
(152mm)
Exhaust
hood
Intake
hood
18”
(457 mm)
18”
6’ (457 mm)
(1.8 m)
6’
(1.8 m)
Optional
duct location
18”
(457 mm)
Tape and duct tie
Caulking
figure 14
VD0028
3.7 Connecting the Drain
Inside view
12"(305 mm)
1
VO0010
To install the drain fittings,
punch the 2 knock-out sections
located at the bottom of the unit.
2
VO0003
In order to keep the drain pan
intact, hand tighten the 2 plastic
drain fittings to the unit using
the gaskets, washers and nuts
as shown.
Join the 2 short
sections to the tie wrap
“T” junction and
main tube as
shown.
VO0005
4
to drain
VO0011
10
5
VO0004
3
Cut 2 sections of the plastic
tube, about 12” (305 mm) long
and attach them to each drain
fitting.
Make a water trap loop in the tube to prevent
the unit from drawing unpleasant odors
from the drain source. Make sure this loop
is situated BELOW the “T” as shown. This
will prevent water from being drawn back up
into the unit in case of negative pressure.
Run the tube to the floor drain or to an
alternative drain pipe or pail. Be sure there
is a slight slope for the run-off.
4.0 INSTALLATION OF THE CONTROLS
4.1 Electrical Connection to BRONZE Control
BLACK
wire NOTE: Disregard other
terminals (they
are not used).
GREEN
wire
F F I OC OL Y
VE0051
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4.2 Electrical Connection to Optional Controls
MAIN PC BOARD
9
8
7
OL 5
OC 4
I 3
J3
J1
1
4
7
2
5
8
3
6
9
0L
CRANK TIMER
(Optional)
PUSH-BUTTON SWITCHES
(5 SWITCHES MAXIMUM)
0C
I
REAR VIEW
PUSH-BUTTON SWITCHES
VE0043A
4.3 Electrical Connection to the Furnace (optional)
! WARNING
Never connect a 120-volt AC circuit to the terminals of the
furnace interlock (standard wiring). Only use the low voltage
class 2 circuit of the furnace blower control.
W
4 WIRES
R
G
Y
THERMOSTAT
TERMINAL
Unit Control Module
9-PIN AMP PLUG
J1
2 WIRES
heating only
wiring
nuts
W
4
7
2
5
8
3
6
9
GRAY
R E D
B R O W N
GREEN
RR
N C
G
BLUE
C
YY
F U R N A C E
24-VOLT
TERMINAL BLOCK
1
N O
C O M
*FURNACE INTERLOCK
RELAY
2 WIRES
COOLING SYSTEM
*FURNACE INTERLOCK RELAY, PART # 12658
VE0009A
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5.0 AIR FLOW BALANCING
WHAT YOU NEED TO BALANCE THE UNIT
• A magnehelic gauge capable of measuring 0 to
0.5 inches in water (0 to 125 Pa) and 2 plastic tubes.
• The balancing chart of the unit.
PRELIMINARY STAGES TO BALANCING THE UNIT
VP0009
• Seal all the unit ductwork with tape. Close all windows
and doors.
• Turn off all exhaust devices such as range hoods, dryers and
bathroom fans.
• Make sure the balancing dampers are fully open.
• Make sure all filters are clean (if it is not the first time you balance the unit).
VD0051
BALANCING PROCEDURE
1. Set the unit to high speed:
Make sure that the furnace blower is ON if the installation is in any way connected
to the ductwork of the cold air return. If not leave furnace blower OFF. If the outside
temperature is below 0°C / 32°F, make sure the unit is not running in defrost while
balancing. (By waiting 10 minutes after plugging the unit in, you are assured that
the unit is not in a defrost cycle.)
2. Place the magnehelic gauge on a level surface and adjust it to zero.
3. Connect tubing from gauge to EXHAUST air flow pressure
taps (see diagram). Be sure to connect the tubes to their
fresh air flow
appropriate high low fitting. If the gauge drops below zero,
reverse the tubing connections.
NOTE: It is suggested to start with the exhaust air flow reading
because the exhaust has typically more restriction
than the fresh air, especially in cases of fully ducted
exhaust air flow
and exhaust ducted installations.
Place the magnahelic gauge upright and level. Record equivalent AIR FLOW of the
reading according to the balancing chart.
VP0010
4. Move tubing to FRESH air flow pressure taps (see diagram). Adjust the fresh air balancing
damper until the FRESH air flow is approximately the same as the EXHAUST air flow. If
Fresh air flow is less than EXHAUST air flow, then go back and adjust the exhaust
balancing damper to equal the FRESH air flow.
5. Secure both dampers in place with tape or with a fastening screw.
6. Write the required air flow information on a label and stick it
near the unit for future reference (date, maximum speed
air flows, your name, phone number and business address).
NOTE
• Use conversion chart provided with the unit to convert magnehelic gauge readings to
equivalent cfm values.
• The unit is considered balanced even if there is a difference of +/- 10 cfm or +/- 5 l/s
or +/-17 m3/h (+/- 0.015 inch in water) between the 2 air flows.
VD0052
12
6.0 OVERALL VERIFICATION
6.1 3-Position Switch
This procedure allows the installer to verify that all modes of operation are fully functional.
During the verification of the 3-position switch, make sure that all optional remote
controls are inactive.
Set switch to
Results expected
fan speed / damper
LOW
HIGH
low speed / open
high speed / open
REMOTE
motor off / closed
6.2 Optional Controls
First, set 3-position switch (located on the side of unit) to “REMOTE” position before
checking the remote optional controls.
BRONZE (6 different control scenarios to be tested)
Results expected
Fan speed / damper
motor off / closed
motor off / closed
low speed / open
high speed / open
high speed / open
high speed / open
VC0039
®
VC0040
Note: To stop activation, push one time.
OFF
10
Activate the timer.
20
30
Results expected:
1. Motor speed: high for up to 60 minutes.
60
13
40
50
VC0017
S H U MID
-20°C
-4°F
MAX.
MIN.
VENTILATION
TURN
PAST
20
LES
OFF
Activate the push button.
60-minute crank timer
E U ID
-30°C
-22°F
20-minute push-button timer
Results expected:
1. Motor speed: high for 20 minutes.
2. Indicator light on timer goes “ON”.
M
OR Z
Set dehumidistat
dial to
maximum counterclockwise
maximum clockwise
maximum counterclockwise
maximum clockwise
maximum counterclockwise
maximum clockwise
C
1
2
3
4
5
6
Set the slider
switch to
Off
Off
Min
Min
Max
Max
7.0 MAINTENANCE
! WARNING
0
Risk of electrical shocks. Before performing any maintenance
or servicing, always disconnect the unit from its power source.
• Review with the user the steps required for regular maintenance of his/her
ventilation system. These steps are described in detail in the user manual:
FOUR TIMES A YEAR:
•
•
•
•
Inspect the intake hood, and clean if needed.
Clean the filters.
Clean the interior of the cabinet, and clean the door.
Clean the condensation tray, and inspect the drain tubing.
ONCE A YEAR:
• Clean the heat recovery core.
• Clean the blades of the blower wheels if needed.
• Warn the user of the necessity to rebalance the system following a
major house renovation or following the installation of any extra registers.
• Make sure the user understands how to use the controls as described
in the user manual.
CAUTION
Do not oil the motor. It is permanently lubricated.
8.0 REFERENCES
• HVI, “Installation Manual for Heat Recovery Ventilators”, 1987 edition.
• ASRHAE 1984 Systems Handbook, chapter 11, “Air Distribution Design
for Small Heating and Cooling Systems”.
C
R 2000
Accepted in R-2000
homes when
installed according
to R-2000 standards
Venmar Quality
Assurance
14
LISTED
Member of Home
Ventilating Institute
division of AMCA
9.0 TROUBLESHOOTING
Note: Be sure to unplug and inspect the unit before proceeding with these steps.
Start with point 1,then point 2 and so on.
Start-up troubleshooting:
Problems
Possible causes
1. Unit doesn't work.
• Erratic operation of the electronic circuit. • Unplug the unit. Wait for 30 seconds. Plug it back in.
• The breaker in the electrical
• Reset breaker. If it trips again, unplug the unit and call
panel may be tripped.
an electrician.
• The door switch may be defective.
• Using a multimeter, check for power across the switch (the
door switch must be pushed in for this test). If there is no
power, replace the switch.
• The circuit board may be defective.
• Jump BLACK and GREEN terminals and check if the motor
runs on high speed (or jump BLACK and RED terminals and
check if the motor runs on low speed) and the damper opens,
the circuit board is not defective. (The door switch must be
pushed in for this test). Replace the board if no voltage is
detected.
• The fan motor may be defective.
• Unplug the unit and disconnect the fan motor (4 wires). Supply 120V
directly to the GREY and ORANGE wires of the fan motor.
Replace the motor if not working.
• The 9-pin connector may have
• Unplug the unit and check to make sure all the crimp connections
a loose connection.
are sound.
Check the fan motor and the damper actuator connections as well.
You should try this
2. The damper actuator
doesn't work.
• The 9-pin connector may have
a loose connection.
• The damper actuator may be defective.
• The circuit board may be defective.
3. The wall control will
not function.
• The wire in the wall OR the
wall control may be defective.
• The wires may be in reverse position.
• The wires may be broken.
• There may be a short-circuit.
4. The 20-minute
push-button switch
doesn't work OR its
indicator light
doesn't stay on.
• Switch may be defective.
• Unplug the unit and check to make sure all the crimp connections
are secured. Check the damper actuator connections as well.
• Feed 120V directly to the damper actuator. If the problem persists,
replace that damper actuator.
• Replace the circuit board if the problem is not solved by the above.
• Remove the wall control and test it right beside the unit using
another shorter wire. If the wall control works there, change the
wire. If it doesn’t, change the wall control.
• Ensure that the color coded wires have been connected to
their appropriate places.
• Inspect every wire and replace any that are damaged.
• With the help of a multimeter, check for continuity.
• Jump the OL and OC terminals. If the unit switches to high speed
then the wires are not the problem. Replace the push button.
• Ensure that the color coded wires have been connected to their
appropriate places.
• The wires may be defective or
may not be connected properly.
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9.0 TROUBLESHOOTING
Problems
Possible causes
You should try this
5. The defrost cycle
• Ice deposits may be hindering
• Remove the ice.
doesn't work
the damper operation.
(the fresh air duct is • The damper rod or the port
• Inspect these parts and replace if necessary.
frozen OR
damper itself might be broken.
the fresh air distributed • The damper actuator might be defective. • Plug in the unit and select “OFF”. Press the door switch and
is very cold.)
see if the port damper closes. If it doesn’t close, feed 120 V
directly to the damper actuator. If the port damper still doesn’t
close, replace the damper actuator.
• The circuit board might be defective.
• Unplug the unit. Unplug the defrost sensor wire (see J4 on
electrical diagram). Plug the unit back in. Select “MIN” and
make sure the unit is adjusted for low speed operation (turn
dial on Constructo control maximum counterclockwise). Wait 3
minutes. The unit should switch to high speed and the damper
at the fresh air intake port should close (defrost mode). If this
doesn’t happen, then replace the circuit board.
6. Unit on high speed
• The thermistor may be defective.
• If the defrost mode works well after having disconnected the
every 20 min. per hour.
thermistor wire (above test), then this means the thermistor is
probably defective. You should replace it.
Long term troubleshooting:
Problems
Possible causes
7. Cold air at registers.
You should try this
• The registers are poorly located.
• Relocate the registers according to instructions in Section 3.4.
• Unit continously on high speed.
• Tell owner to set to low speed, especially during cold weather.
• The temperature outside is extremely cold. • Suggest adding a ‘’duct heater” in the system. Consider connecting
the “extended defrost” option (see electrical diagram).
• The system needs rebalancing.
• Rebalance the system (see Section 5).
• The defrost is not working.
• See point 5 above.
8. Persistent condensation •
on windows.
•
•
•
•
Refer to the user’s manual section 3.0.
Dehumidistat defective.
Occupants might need more controls.
Hot tubs or pools present.
Firewood in the house.
• Unheated crawl space.
9. Noisy unit.
• Fan wheel is out of adjustment.
• Blower wheel dirty.
•
•
•
•
•
Refer to user’s manual section D.
See point 4 on page 13.
Suggest installing additional timers or dehumidistat.
Cover these sources of humidity.
Store wood in a closed room with a dehumidifier or have the
room well vented with outside air or store the wood outside.
• Prevent circulation of air from the crawl space to the house. If
the crawl space has an earth floor, cover it with a vapor barrier
and 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) of gravel.
• Remove the fan assembly and tighten the loose parts.
• Remove, clean and review with user the maintenance requirements
in his manual.
• Replace.
• Replace.
• Damaged fan assembly.
• Unbalanced wheel.
10. Noisy registers at “max” • The air ducts are too short.
speed.
• The register is too small.
• Install a silencer.
• Replace with larger register.
11. Very little or no air flow. • Dirty filters, exterior hoods clogged up.
• Clean filters and/or hoods and review with user the maintenance
instructions in his manual.
• Rebalance (see Section 5).
• The system may need rebalancing.
12. Snow in the unit.
• The exterior intake hood is poorly located. • Clear snow away from hoods and warn user he/she should
regularly remove snow from near the exterior hoods.
• Install the “Anti-Gust Intake Hood”, part number 12570.
• Turn off the unit during snow storms.
13. Condensation, frost
or ice inside the
insulated ducts.
• The duct insulation is defective
and /or the vapor barrier is torn.
• Make sure there are no tie ducts or duct tape compressing the
insulation.
Check the insulated ducts for any damaged or weak spots.
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