Following an update that Google rolled out yesterday, some Nest Learning Thermostats are turning on/off AC systems every few minutes. Version 6.1.1-2 looks to be responsible for the issue, but it’s unclear how widespread the problem is.
Update 5/28: Google looks to be rolling back thermostats to version 6.1-9 over the past day, thus resolving the issue.
The issue first emerged on Wednesday following a Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd-generation) update to version 6.1.1-2 (from 6.1-9). Google’s thermostat is turning off air conditioning and then displaying a “delay 4 min” message. The AC will start back up only to shut down again after 3-4 minutes, though one report says it’s happening every “few seconds.” This could cause some long-term issues with cooling.
However, it does not seem all Nest Learning Thermostats on 6.1.1-2 are affected as one member of our team is not encountering this AC issue.
Those impacted have contacted support to no avail, but a Google Community Manager has reached out today to two people affected to gather additional information for the team.
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