5 in 1 unit sending erratic temperature.

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I purchased a new 5 in 1 unit in December 2017. The unit is reporting temperatures from -40 to +100. I have a second weather station with a 5 in 1 in a vacation home and I have had to replace the temperature sensor twice in the last 6 months. Currently it is reporting 39.6 for the last 2 days?

item # 06004M

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No response from Acurite???
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Mark,

We would recommend doing a hard reset on the weather station. Please follow the steps in the order listed below:

You want the display and sensor to be at least 3 feet from electronics such as televisions, microwaves, computers & radios. Follow the battery guidelines below:

•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.

Perform a hard reset:


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 2 minutes 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 30 minutes when comparing for accuracy
* 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.
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my acurite stop uploading to the Internet Why
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Ron,

We attempted to locate your account based off the email address registered to the community forum and were unable to do so. Is the device registered under your name associated with the community forum? What is the city and state the device is registered under?