0512 not displaying correct temperature

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Hi - our 0512 is not displaying the correct temperature; it is not even close and has displayed temperatures ranging from -40 to 107 here at the Oregon Coast (where summer temps range between 50-70).   I have already searched the forum and performed the steps in other posts including:  bringing sensor indoors, removing batteries from both units, installing new, fresh, quality batteries.  After performing the steps the unit is now displaying a sensor temp of 107 indoors where the temp is probably 70.

We've had this unit for 2 years with no problems, no idea why it is now acting up.  Thanks for your help.
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Mindy Steckmest

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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Mindy,

The model number is a 5 digit number located on the back of the display. Can you provide me with that model number? Once we have that number we can provide additional troubleshooting for that specific model.
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Hi - sorry, I wrote the model number incorrectly in the previous post. The model number on the back of the display is 01512. Thank you!
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Hello Mindy,

We would recommend the hard reset steps below. 

  1. Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors side by side.
  2. Remove batteries from the sensor.
  3. Remove batteries from the display unit and unplug the AC adapter (if applicable).
  4. Wait 1 minute to ensure any remaining battery power is discharged from both units. 
  5. Change the A-B-C channel on both the display and sensor, making sure they both match.
  6. Reinstall batteries in outdoor sensor first.
  7. Reinstall batteries in display unit second.
  8. Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other for 20 minutes to ensure a wireless signal is received. 
    * The display should receive the signal within several minutes. 
  9. After a connection has been established you may place the sensor outdoors.
    *If the signal connection fails after the units are separated try a new or different location for the display unit, the sensor or both.



After you get an outdoor temperature reading, leave the sensor and display sitting next to each other for 30 minutes without touching them. After the 30 minutes the temperature should read within 4 degrees of each other, and the humidity should be within 10% of each other. 
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Hello - thanks for the response.  However, I had already attempted these exact steps as I had researched previous posts before posting this myself.   When I follow the steps above I'm able to achieve a new connection; however the outdoor temperature is wildly incorrect (i.e. displaying 120 degrees when the temperature is actually 70).   This is after following the steps above exactly (more than once) and letting the units sit next to each other for more than an hour.  The humidity does not appear correct either.
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Hello Mindy,

Can you provide us with the model number of your outdoor sensor. It should be located on the bottom of the sensor by where the batteries go in. Are there any calibrations on the display for these readings?  How often is it displaying the -40 degrees? What is the humidity reading on the display?  Are these just the outdoor readings or indoor as well?