How to Reset a Bryant Air Conditioner Split Unit

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If the electrical service box doesn't immediately respond, flip the appropriate circuit breaker back and forth two to three more times, making sure to end in the "On" position.


If the circuit breaker immediately turns off again after the air conditioner has been reset, contact Bryant customer support to schedule a service appointment. The need for frequent resets may signal an underlying mechanical problem with your appliance.

Founded in 1904, Bryant has been manufacturing home climate control systems for over 100 years. Bryant's most popular heating and cooling systems are split unit systems that include an air conditioner, gas furnace, ventilator, evaporator coil, humidifier and air cleaner. If your Bryant split unit air conditioner malfunctions, you must reset the appliance to get it working again. Unfortunately, unlike other brands, Bryant does not include a simple reset button on the air conditioner itself. Instead, you'll need to reset a circuit breaker in your home.


Step 1

Locate the electrical service box in your home. These are usually putty-colored metal boxes found in your basement, garage or laundry room.

Step 2

Open the electrical service box and locate the circuit breaker that corresponds with your Bryant split unit air conditioner and heating system.

Step 3

Flip the appropriate circuit breaker to the "Off" position.

Step 4

Flip the circuit breaker back to the "On" position to reset the Bryant unit.


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