This article explains how to test mini splits in Manual Mode. This is used for troubleshooting a mini split that is not keeping temperature or does not seem to be responding to commands from Flair.
The goal is to test the position of the Puck in relation to the mini split (it must be line of sight) and to test the code set that is downloaded to the Puck.
Note: When using Flair to operate mini splits and other IR devices, please ensure the remote control is placed in a drawer with the batteries removed. This prevents the remote control from interfering with Flair.
- Set System to "Manual".
- Make sure you are pointing the Puck toward the mini split, like you would a remote control. For testing, stay within 5-10 feet. If your Puck is installed in a way that you can't move it, please continue with the testing with the Puck where it is. Keep in mind that if the test fails, this could indicate the Puck needs to be moved to a better location.
- Keep fingers away from IR blasters. Blasters send IR signals from "10:00" and "2:00" position on the sides of the Puck and at "noon" position, from the middle dot on the Puck face. If your Puck is in a fixed location, make sure you're not blocking the Puck with your body.
- Use the mini split widget to issue commands to the mini split. Test power ON/OFF, Fan Speed, Swing and changing the set point. In Manual mode, allow 30-60 seconds after each command for the mini split to respond and beep.
Note: For mini split systems with multiple indoor head units, DO NOT test the Mode. This could result in an error code.