00899 display

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I have purchased 2 00899's at different times. The first lasted for about a year, then I couldn't get the outside unit to commipunicate with the inside unit, so I purchased a new unit last year. It is now doing the same thing.
I have 4 signal bars to the right of the rain amount, but the rain amount always reads 0.00 even when I move the self emptying rain cups manually. I even tried the original outdoor parts with the new indoor parts. Yes, I checked the ABC switches on all pieces.

Any suggestions. I would love a better system, but fear I would be replacing a $100-$300 system every year. Steve M
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Steve Meadows

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Posted 3 years ago

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AcuRite Kevin

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Hi Steve Meadows,

Please perform a reset of that system.  Before proceeding with the reset, please check your batteries. We recommend that the batteries meet the following criteria:

• Verify you are using standard alkaline batteries such as Rayovac or Energizer.
• Verify that you are using a fresh set of batteries. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% of their power or more every year in storage.

1. Bring both the collector and the display unit indoors and position them side by side.

2. Remove all batteries from both the collector and the display unit.

3. Locate the A-B-C ID switch inside each battery compartment. Make sure that the two parts are set to the same position. Please change both parts to the next available letter on the ID switch, as this can help to reset the unit.

4. Reinstall batteries in outdoor collector first.

5. Reinstall batteries to the display last.

6. Let both collector and display sit side by side to establish connection. (This would be indicated by a rain reading of 0.00" shown on the display.)

7. After a connection has been established, the collector can be placed outdoors.

Should you require further assistance, please call Customer Support at 877-221-1252.  Have a great day!