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I have a Rheem Model RBHC-17J14SFD ac/heater and the ac comes on fine but when switched to heat the unit only runs with the switch in the on position. If I put the thermostat to auto it clicks but does not come on. I tried replacing the thermostat but it still does the same thing. Runs fine in auto for air but not for heater... Any ideas where I should look next?

Thanks a lot for any help you can provide!

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