01535 weather station

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the clock in the monitor looses time....lost 3 1/2 hours overnight when i set unit up. any ideas or should I just return unit?
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bruce Jones

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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Bruce,

Please try to reset the display unit.  To do so, press and hold the reset button down for 10-12 seconds until you see the display clear and set the time and date on the unit again.  We would recommend letting the display sit overnight again and see if it loses time again. Please make sure you have the correct time zone and DST ON if applicable to your area.  WE have added our battery recommendations below. Please let us know if this issue continues. Thank you and Happy New Year!

Batteries:
•Verify you are using fresh alkaline batteries or lithium batteries (when temperature is below -4oF/-20oC) in sensor.
•Quality brand batteries are recommended, including Duracell, Rayovac, Energizer, or Kirkland.
•Verify batteries are fresh. The battery expiration date should be at least 6 years out. Batteries can lose 3% power or more every year in storage.
•Heavy duty, extra strength or generic / store brand batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the way these types of batteries disperse power. Each battery should not exceed 1.6 volts.
•Rechargeable batteries are not recommended for use with AcuRite products because they may cause performance irregularities due to the voltage instability of these types of batteries.
•Mixing different battery types (brands, old/new, etc.) is not recommended.
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Melinda Kraft

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I am having the same problem. This unit plugs into the wall.

I'm not sure what replacing the batteries has to do with this problem.  I read the same info in the little manual that came with this unit, but it makes no sense for a wall powered device. 

 Should I just return it for a refund? The clock continually loses time by leaps and bounds  no matter how many times we reset it. 
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bruce Jones

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I contacted customer support and they are sending me a new monitor. I checked mine by stop watch and it was taking 1 min 28 secs to change a minute on unit. And you are correct...unit doesn't use batteries to power monitor so it makes no sense that they would even suggest that .
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Robert Barnes

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That seems like the best course. A fe seconds a month may be tolerable, expected with normal drift of the oscillator, but what you and Melinda are reporting is way outside that. Seems either a really bad part somewhere or just the wrong oscillator was installed. Replacement is probably the only real option.
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Hello All,

We apologize for the confusion.  Make sure you have the correct time zone selected on the display, and the daylights savings time should be selected to on. If this doesn't correct the problem, please let us know. Thank you.
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Melinda Kraft

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All those thing were the first thing we tried. Over the course if a few days it lost more than 3.5 hours. This sounds like the same problem the other user reported. How do I arrange for a replacement receiver?
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Melinda,

We have emailed you at the email address on file. Please check your inbox. Thank you and have a great day!
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Melinda Kraft

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Thank you. Interestingly enough, we had a brief power outage the other day. The silly thing has been keeping right time for the last couple days. We're going to keep an eye on it.
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AcuRite Rachell, Employee

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Hello Melinda,

We are happy to hear the station is working at this time. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you and have a great day!
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John Monteleone

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My 06058m is doing the same thing. Lost almost 30 minutes in less than two hours. The unit has only been in service for 1 day
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Hello John,

Are you able to verify that the display is set to the correct time zone and DST is set to on if daylight saving time is recognized in your area? If so please try to factory reset the display by accessing the main menu with the gear button then using the up or down button to navigate to factory reset. Follow the on-screen prompts to perform the reset. If this does not correct your issue please let us know. Thank you.