Totaline Thermostat Manual-Models and Troubleshooting

Are you looking for a Totaline thermostat manual? if so you are at the right place as in this post I am going to share with you where you can download a specific Totaline thermostat manual, and also I am going to provide some troubleshooting tips on some of the most common issues related to these thermostats. 

It is unfortunate that Carrier no longer produces thermostats under the brand name Totaline, this makes finding the information about these thermostats super hard, that is why we decided to create a detailed resource on Totaline thermostats including manual, models, and step by step troubleshooting.

Can I buy a new Totaline Thermostat?

Unfortunately, major retailers do not sell  Totaline thermostats anymore but if you still need one you can still buy them on eBay.

                                  Check out Totaline Thermostats on eBay

What is the best replacement for Totaline Thermostats?

If your Totaline Thermostat has given you everything it has got and it is coming to an end of life you can consider updating it with a modern and smart thermostat.


Old Totaline thermostat manual

Finding manuals for discontinued products can be very difficult, luckily I found some of them from the parent company Carrier Corporation, you can visit their page at for the most up-to-date manuals and product information.

Model Description Model Number Manual
Non-programmable Thermostat P310-0110, P310-0210 Manual
Thermostat 997-980350-6A Manual
Wireless Programmable Digital Thermostat 9474-1100RF Manual
Heat Pump Thermostat P171-0140 Manual
1 For All non-programmable P474-0100 Manual
1 For All programmable. P374-2300FM Manual
Total Touch 3 Heating, 2 Cooling, Humidity Control, Dual Fuel Switch P286-1500 Manual
Total Touch, 2 heating, 1 cooling. 2 wire touch screens with HVAC control. P286-1600 Manual
Signature 7-day Programmable Digital Thermostat P374-2900 Manual
7 Day programmable Digital Thermostat P374-2800 Manual
Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat P374-2700 Manual
7-Day Programmable Digital Thermostat P374-1800 Manual
1-Day Programmable Digital Thermostat P374-1700 Manual
Total Touch 3 heating, 2 cooling P286-1300 Manual
Total Touch. 3 Heating, 2 Cooling, w/ humidification and dehumidification.  P286-1400 Manual
Total Touch 2 Heating, 1 Cooling P286-1200 Manual
Digital Thermostat with Humidity Control 7-Day Programmable.  P374-1900 Manual
Gold Series P372-0000, P374-0100, P374-0200, P374-0300 Manual
Programmable Thermostat 997-550011-201 Manual
Star Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat. P474-0130 Manual
Thermostat 997-550011-19 Manual
Programmable Digital Thermostat P374-2200 Manual
Commercial Thermostat P274-2100 Manual
1 For All programmable Digital Thermostat. P474-1010 Manual
1 For All Programmable Digital Thermostat. P474-1050 Manual
2-Wire Programmable Digital Thermostat. P474-1020 Manual
1 For All Programmable Digital Thermostat. P374-1100 Manual
Star 2-Wire Non-Programmable Digital Thermostat P474-0220 Manual
1 For All Programmable Digital Thermostat P374-1100FM Manual
Intellistat Combination Temperature + Humidity Control P374-1600 Manual
1 For All Programmable Digital Thermostat. P474-2150 Manual
Commercial Non-Programmable Thermostat CPV210, P374-2100 Manual
Star Residential Programmable Digital Thermostat. P474-1000 Manual


(All manuals and images here are under copyright © Carrier Corporation)

How do you program a Totaline thermostat?

Totaline Thermostat Manual-Models and Troubleshooting

How do you program the Clock?

There are Totaline thermostat models with a program switch and the models that do not have it.

If your thermostat has a Program Switch

Press the “Set Clock” button on the thermostat. The digits on the clock will darken, indicating you are setting the clock. Use the up and down arrow buttons to change the time. Make sure you correctly set the clock to AM or PM, as indicated on the screen.

If your thermostat does not have a Program Switch

Press and hold the Mode button, then press and hold Override for 2 seconds. Use the up and down arrow buttons to change the time values then press Mode to proceed.

Repeat the above for all the values and finish programming the time.

How do you turn on the heat on a Totaline thermostat?

For Totaline thermostat with a Mode Switch

Step 1:

Check for a Mode switch for Heat, Cool, or Off. If you do not see the Mode switch follow the instructions after this.

Step 2:

Select your desired mode.

Step 3:

Adjust the temperature using the direction buttons. If the Program is in Run, you’ll override the schedule.

If your thermostat does not have a Mode Switch

For models without Mode and Program switches

Step 1:

Press the Mode button.

Step 2:

Adjust the heat setting using the direction buttons, or proceed to the next step.

Step 3:

Press Mode again to toggle the next options: Cool, Auto, Program On, or Off.

How do I reset my old Totaline thermostat?

Sometimes your Totaline thermostat will start acting funny and you will need to reset it to the factory mode, beware that this procedure will return the unit to the factory mode and it will wipe out all the current settings, it is recommended to note down important settings or schedule before continuing.

Step 1:

Press the button labeled “Mode” and hold it down. At the same time, press the “Down” key.

Step 2:

Release both buttons after five seconds or when you see some changes with the display.

Step 3

Press and hold down the “Fan or Override” button. Let go of the button when the display flashes or reads “Fd.”

Step 4

To finish the process, press the Mode button two times.

How to unlock Totaline thermostat

Totaline thermostats come with a function when you can lock the keypad of the thermostat to prevent unauthorized changes to your thermostat.

If you do not remember how to unlock it, below are the two simple steps that you can follow to unlock it.

Step 1:

Start by pressing and holding the Mode button.

Step 2:

 While holding the mode button in, press and hold the up and down buttons together. 

The locked icon will disappear from the display and you will be able to operate the thermostat normally.

How to remove a Totaline thermostat?

There are two ways that you can power your Totaline thermostat, it is either by the battery or by wiring it to your home electric system.

Depending on how it is connected, the removal of the thermostat can be different, in this section we are going to cover how to remove your thermostat if it is wired or it is running with batteries.

How to remove a battery-powered Totaline thermostat? 

If you have a battery-powered thermostat, a flat head screwdriver will be of help. You’ll be using it to insert the head into the slots to detach the thermostat.

Step 1:

Locate the slots, which will likely be at the top area.

Step 2:

Insert the screwdriver head into the slot, then twist the screwdriver to unsnap the attachment.

Repeat Step 2 on the other slot.

Pull the front panel starting from the sides with slots, then all the way.

How to remove a wired Totaline thermostat?

This is how to remove a wired Totaline thermostat.

Step 1:

Remove the cover of the old thermostat. If it does not come off easily check for screws.

Step 2:

Loosen the screws holding the thermostat base or subbase to the wall, and lift away.

Step 3:

Disconnect the wires from the old thermostat.

Step 4:

Tape the ends of the wires as you disconnect them, and mark them with the letter of the terminal for easy reconnection to the new thermostat.


We covered where you can download a Totaline thermostat manual, we provided where you can buy the old one if that is what you want or where you can buy a new smart thermostat, also we provided troubleshooting tips for some of the common issues that come with Totaline thermostats.

If your Totaline thermostat issue was not covered in this article, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page and we’ll look to update this resource with a solution.

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